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[Warner Building - NE Corner Main Street and Losoya]

Description: Photograph of a two story building on a street corner with a smooth white storefront, blue painted and windowed storefront, and a stone side wall with arched and sealed doorway and windows. The building boasts three signs: hanging wall sign is illegible, banner sign on the stone wall advertises the Mill Outlet, the painted signs over the store entrance advertise the building as a super mercado (supermarket).
Date: 1976
Location Info:
Partner: Val Verde County Historical Commission

[Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of the Reagan School located at 400 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. The three-story brick building has Tudor Revival-style architectural features and served as a school for various grades between 1916 and 1976, later becoming a museum. A car and a van with the words "Primera Iglesia Bautista, First Hispanic Baptist Church" written on the side are parked in the parking lot on the south side of the building.
Date: 1960~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Private Rail car at Jalapa, Mexico]

Description: Division Superintendent's private car at Jalapa, Mexico,on the National railways of Mexico's line extending from Veracruz to Mexico City. August 1964. This was formerly the Old Interoceanic Railway, a 3-foot gauge railroad, which was converted to standard gauge in 1948.
Date: August 1964
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Train at Saltillo Depot]

Description: Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Engine No. 2, a Consolidation type 2-8-0 locomotive, with its slope-back tender, stands on the turntable at Saltillo, Mexico on February 25, 1960. In the yesteryears this was a road engine used in dual service, heading a passenger train or a freight which usually consisted of ore cars.
Date: February 25, 1960
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Melchor Ocampo" in Fraile]

Description: A combine second and first class coach, No. 7 named "Melchor Ocampo" is the rear-end car on the Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's passenger train which has made a station stop at the small town of Fraile on February 23, 1960. Along these narrow gauge rails in the early 1920s bandits frequently staged holdups of trains carrying payrolls in gold and silver to the mines at Concepcion del Oro.
Date: February 23, 1960
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Train at Concepcion del Oro]

Description: Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Engine No. 7 has taken a long drink an a summer afternoon at the water tank located in the yards at Concepcion del Oro, preparing to head an ore consist. This was a mining town for many years where ore trains departed on frequent schedules for the Mazapil Smelter at saltillo, Mexico.
Date: February 23, 1960
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Stalled train near Carneros]

Description: Stalled on the grade to Carneros --- Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's southbound freight headed by Engine No. 261, a Consolidation type 2-8-0, leased from the National Railways of Mexico, is over taken by a second freight, double-headed by Coahuila and Zacatecas' Engines Nos. 12 and 3, both Consolidation types. Then the mixed train arrives, headed by Coahuila and Zacatecas' Engine No. 11, also a Consolidation type. It pushed as well. Eventually these trains arrived at Carneros station which is the highest point on this narrow gauge railroad, elevation 6,873 feet. Carneros is located 25 miles south of Saltillo.
Date: January 7, 1961
Creator: Richardson, R.W.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Interoceanic Railway of Mexico train crossing a gorge]

Description: Passenger train on the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico enroute between Mexico City and Veracruz in September 1920. This narrow gauge train, headed by a Consolidation type 2-8-0 steam locomotive with a diverse consist, carried a Broiler-buffet Sleeping car on the rear-end which provided meal service for Pullman passengers.
Date: September 1920
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Autovias" train in Mexican mountains]

Description: Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's "Autovias" train, consisting of fiat diesel cars coming out of one of the 73 tunnels which are located on the line between La Junta and El Fuerte, Mexico on the 281 mile portion of the route traversing the mountain region over the Continental Divide around 1968.
Date: 1968
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Esperanza Station]

Description: Esperanza Station on the Old Mexican Railway, formerly the "Queen's Own" in August 1964. Photographed from the rear-end of passenger train No. 51, eastbound, enroute from Mexico City to Veracruz. This 269-mile line is one of the great scenic routes in the Republic of Mexico.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Monaghan, M.D.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Two women standing in front of the Kiosco in Matamoros

Description: Two women in casual dress are standing in front of a tiled wall with a metal railing on top of it. In between them, on the wall, is a tiled sign that says: "Fue construida siendo gobernador del estado el Gral del Div. Raul Garate L. Presidente de la Junta de la Administracion Civil el Sr. Leonides Guerra Lo proyecto y contruyo el Arcto Enrique Leon de la Evsra 1948" Translation: "Was constructed while being governor. Raul Garate L. President of the Civil Administration, Mr. Leonides Guerra. Projected and built by architect Enrique Leon de Evsra 1948" This is the Kiosco in the main Plaza de Armas in Matamoros.
Date: 1956
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

Workers sweeping an arena

Description: Several workers maintain the floor of a large bull fighting arena while hundreds of people are in the audience. In the forefront there are there are two men in bullfighting regalia preparing for the event.
Date: unknown
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre