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[Charles Howard Blackshear II]

Description: (back of photo) My beloved cousin Chas. Howard Blackshear II, son of Uncle Joe and Aunt Mollie Colbert Blackshear. This is his freshman year at University of Ky. and he has on the "Pledge Pin" of my own college fraternity. 1926 - I had sent C.H.B. (Chas. Howard Blackshear II) to "Bob" Massies School for Boys (Massie was son of the Dean of the Lexington Ky Cathedral. (Signed) William S. Blackshear. P.S. Chas. H.B. was the first of my several 1st cousins I sent to school and/or aided financially with their schooling. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1926
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border from El Paso to Van Horn, Texas]

Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing the border area between Texas and Mexico from El Paso, Texas (left) to Van Horn, Texas (right). Several towns, forts, roads, and geographic features are marked primarily on the Texas side of the map. A note in the bottom-left corner of the map says "Where the Rio Grande becomes the U.S. & Mexico boundary, and flows towards the Big Bend District. It makes 1,260 miles of the international border. Much of the early history of the south-west was made along the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) by the Spaniards. Their route was through "El Paso del Norte" the Pass of the North. This section of the border was very active during the "Border Trouble Days" of 1916 to 1920."
Date: [1920..]
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Location Info:
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture

Description: Illustrated descriptions of the National Guardsmen in tent camps on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1917 and in service in France in 1918. Theses troops are variously identified by W. D. Smithers as the Fourth Texas Infantry, Militia (National Guard) of Texas, and the 36th Division (U.S.).
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture

Description: Illustrations and captions depicting activities of the Medical Corps of the Cavalry serving on the U. S. - Mexico border between 1916 and 1921. Includes prescription for treatment of colic in horses.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Description: Drawing of muleteers in camp during a trip to deliver military cargo to places inaccessible by wagon. Figure on the left may represent W. D. Smithers, who was a packer for the Army.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[William Blackshear at West Point, Virginia]

Description: Photograph of William Blackshear and two unidentified persons posing in front of a river in West Point, Virginia. Blackshear is leaning against a wooden fence or structure and another person is partially visible behind it; a young boy is standing to the right, wearing a hat and overalls. In the background, the opposite side of the river is lined by trees and there is a building visible between them. Text on back of photo: West Point, Va. Summer of 1922. I was there also in Summer 1923 as a Lay Reader. Age 29.
Date: 1922
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[William Blackshear at West Point, Virginia]

Description: Photograph of William Blackshear and two unidentified persons posing in front of a river in West Point, Virginia. Blackshear is leaning against a wooden fence or structure and another person is partially visible behind it; a young boy is standing to the right, wearing a hat and overalls. In the background, the opposite side of the river is lined by trees and there is a building visible between them. Text on back of photo: West Point, Va. Summer of 1922. I was there also in Summer 1923 as a Lay Reader. Age 29.
Date: 1922
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[William Blackshear]

Description: William Blackshear on board the S.S. Pres. Harding heading to England. Sept 1927 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: September 1927
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Building at Oxford University]

Description: Postcard of Oxford University. Wm. S. Blackshear was taking work under Dr. Kirsock Lake, the great English Professor of New Testament Greek (but his Eng. Course in N. Testament History) 1922-23 Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1923
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[William Blackshear]

Description: (back of photo) Sept 1927 on SS Pres Harding en route to England from N.Y.C. to go to Oxford University to do graduate work there. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: September 1927
Partner: Palestine Public Library