Nancy Della Cruse kneels next to a puppy in the yard next to a house. The place is at the Scrivner home on Polk Street in Paris, Texas. House was built and occupied in 1875 by three old maid sisters. There was an outhouse, garden, fruit trees, smoke house and the well was just off the kitchen on the porch. The teacake cookies that came out of the wood stove were the best in the whole world.
Texas and Pacific's train No. 31, westbound, headed by Engine No. 715, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute from Texarkana to Fort worth over the railroad's Transcontinental Division, entering Paris, Texas.