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[Mary Kate Hunter]

Description: Born just outside Palestine in 1866 to Nathaniel and Jennie (Beeson) Hunter, Mary Kate Hunter played a significant role in recording, promoting and preserving the history of Palestine and Anderson County. Educated at Palestine Female Academy and Sam Houston Normal Institute, she studied piano with classical musicians across the United States and in Germany, and taught piano to countless Palestine children. As a clubwoman, she was a charter member of the self-culture club in Palestine, organized in 1894; served as a delegate to the First Annual Meeting of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1898; organized a local chapter of the Women’s National Foundation in 1921 for the preservation and study of local history; and founded and led the Fort Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. A supporter of voting rights for women, Mary Kate Hunter organized and was first President of the Palestine Equal Suffrage Association, and held statewide office in the Texas Equal Suffrage Association in 1915-16. In Addition to her civic Duties, Hunter also was a published poet, Editor of a local society journal and board member of the Texas State Library. She extensively researched the History of Palestine and Anderson County and conducted dozens of oral history interviews with early area residents. At her death in 1945, she bequeathed her voluminous collection of material to the Palestine Public Library, where it remains in use as an important record of Anderson County History.
Date: 1930~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

New Liberty School

Description: Students at the New Liberty School in 1930. Written on the back of the photo, "LR Front: Lola Bolden, Snyder, Lorene Lemons, Cleta Mae Broom, 2nd Row: Evelyn Bolden, Cliffford Godfrey, Thurston Denson, Boyd Lee Gray, Lewis Johnson, Alma Bulls, Principal McDaniel, Back: I.J. Sewell, J.F. Bulls, Theron Watson, Pressley Cozart, Alvin Phagan."
Date: 1930~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Tex Rickard]

Description: Picture of Tex Rickard shaking the hand of unknown individual. He was the Henrietta City Marshall in the 1890's, was an Alaska gold seeker, and built the Madison Square Garden. Picture circa 1930: Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1930~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society