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[Meredith Howell]

Description: (Back of Photo) Meredith Howell at high school age. Escondido, California. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: [1936..1937]
Creator: Havens
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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

[Nuevo Laredo - Laredo Flood]

Description: Destruction of flood on the Rio Grande in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Laredo, Texas is visible on the opposite side of the Rio Grande River. There is a damaged bridge spanning the river and people standing on the bank in the foreground, looking across the water.
Date: 1932
Partner: Laredo Public Library

Laura Harriett Dameron

Description: Photograph of woman in wedding dress. Photograph of Laura Harriett Dameron Toolen, in wedding dress and veil, of Van Horn, TX. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Toolen, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Hall.
Date: 1935~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

1935-36 Van Horn Basketball Team, District Champs

Description: Photograph of coaches and basketball team. Photograph of the Van Horn Basketball Team, 1935-36. District Champions. Front Row-Bob Hurt, Roy Johnson, D.L. Moore, James Mayfield; Second Row-Horace Oiver (Superintendent), Baylus Wagnon, Bart Knight, Dutch Walters, Ben Medley, Raymond Wheat (Assistant Coach), Back-Jimmy Terrell (coach)
Date: 1935~/1936~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Group at the door of the El Capitan Hotel

Description: Photograph of 18 men by door of hotel. Photograph of 18 men in front of door of the El Capitan Hotel in Van Horn, TX, 1939, including front row: Jimmy Terrell, Ed Dixon, Milton Eglin, Jack Chinn, J.Wylie Holmes, center row: Reed Smith, RE McBride, Julius Sadowsky, J.T. Heath, Jack Price, Joe T. Provine, Back row: A.J. Adcock, F.D. Harrell, L.D. Field, Paul McWhorter, Jim McBride, Burch Carson, Ernest Taylor
Date: 1939
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[Athletic Team 1937]

Description: Photograph of eleven young men, eight dressed in athletic costumes. Photograph of athletic team of Van Horn, TX including front row-Bobby Hurt, Roy Johnson, D.C. Moore, James Mayfield, and back row-Horace Oliver, Baylas Wagnow, Barton Knight, Jimmy Terrell, Unidentified, Ben Medley, Raymond Wheat.
Date: 1937
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum