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[1101 N. Perry - Howard House]

Description: The Howard House was the former home of Colonel George Howard and his wife, Cornelia Cox Howard. Built in 1851 the house is located on land deeded August 17, 1850 to Colonel Howard from Judge Reuben Reeves and his wife, Sarah. Colonel Howard and Mrs. Howard came to Palestine from Tennessee in 1849. Given the title of Colonel when he organized a company of men during the Civil War, he later served in the Texas Legislature, held several county offices and was Mayor of Palestine from 1886-1887. Colonel Howard was an active merchant in Palestine and in 1855 his store was located on the east side of the courthouse square. The Howard House of Greek revival influence is one of the best preserved examples of the ante bellum homes in the city. A walk of handmade brick leads to the house with its pillared portico and a center hall runs through the house with rooms on either side. There are a number of furnishings and other interesting items which are original to the house including a beautifully carved piano. The home remained in the possession of descendants of the Howard family until it was purchased by the City of Palestine on November 23, 1964 for a museum. Since that time it has been repaired and is being furnished by various organizations for meetings.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Description: Photograph of the Mallard Alexander House located at 407 E. Kolstad in Palestine, Texas. The house is a light-colored, one-story building with a front porch in the center of the building. In the foreground, the front lawn contains a number of large trees.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hotel O'Neill - 313 Spring Street]

Description: Copy negative of storefronts on Spring Street in Palestine, Texas. There are two connected brick buildings, two stories on the left and four stories on the right; they have some brick embellishments around the windows. The first building appears to have two storefronts that have a sidewalk cover across the front and a barber's pole on the left corner as well as the words "Bus Station" on one window. To the right, a store labeled "O'Neill Drug Store" is in the larger building, and a roof with a second-story balcony is visible on the far right, over another entrance. There are cars parked along the street and several people visible outside the buildings.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Wrecked Vehicle]

Description: Photo of an overturned bootleggers truck in Anderson County. This photo is possibly related to the wreck mentioned in the article below, which was found in the Palestine Daily Herald Newspaper on 23 December 1933. Shorty Burnett Makes Bond Today In Fatal Mishap Walter Wiley Killed In Climax of Chase Last Night By Officers; Big Liquor supply Is Found W.S. "Shorty" Burnett, local white man, posted $1000 bond in Justice A.G. Moore's court today on a charge of transporting intoxicating liquor growing out of a chase on highway 1? late last night that enuminated in the death of Walter "Moon" Wiley, 43, local painter and paperhanger. Wiley's neck was broken and chest crushed in an automobile chase that started near the city airport. He died upon reaching the Speegle-Dupuy Hospital in an ambulance. Wiley and another man, believed to be Burnett, were riding toward Palestine in a 1922 model Chevrolet coach when Deputy Constables John Neal and Olin Farish started after them. According to officers' story, Neal and Farish hailed the occupants of the fleeing car demanding them to stop, instead the car increased its speed and the driver made other efforts to prevent the officers from driving alongside, it was stated. When about six miles from Palestine, the car occupied by Wiley and the second man met another car headed west. Apparently blinded by the approaching machine the car in which Wiley was riding swerved to the right leaving the concrete and overturning. Wiley's companion crawled out of the wreckage and fled through the woods, officers said. About 1:25 a.m., Burnett's car was reported stolen from his garage. Officers said it was Burnett's car they were chasing. Burnett is under indictment for possession of intoxicating liquor and his trial has been set for next week. Following the fatal accident, ...
Date: 1933~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[St. Phillips Episcopal Church - 106 E. Crawford]

Description: Copy negative of the front of the St. Phillips Episcopal Church, located at 106 E. Crawford in Palestine, Texas, taken from W Crawford Street. It is a brick building that has windows with pointed arches. There is a taller, square tower on the northwest corner of the building. Other buildings are partially visible on the right side of the building and automobiles are parked along the streets. Text at the bottom of the photo says "Episcopal Church, Palestine, Tex."
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[McKnight Plaza - Palestine]

Description: Photo of McKnight Plaza taken during the 1930s. This business district was the primary area for businesses owned and operated by African-Americans in Palestine, and was located in the 100 block of Avenue A, on the south side of the street next to what is now United Realty (the former First National Bank Building). The building was demolished in 1945.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[First National Bank lobby]

Description: Ballard Powell, Gwen Beeman Pate (Mrs. Hugh), and A.M. Beeman (taller man) stand behind the counter of the First National Bank in Sanger, Texas.
Date: 1937~/1943~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Gentle Ambulance]

Description: Man, woman and child in front seat of an ambulance with two nurses and the "patient" in back. Probably a 1928 Cadillac limousine.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Sanger High School]

Description: View looking north along Sixth Street to the front of Sanger High School. The building was built in 1917. Candid shot of students, teachers, bicycles, see-saws and one car.
Date: 1938~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Sanger School class picture 1930, Third Grade]

Description: Mrs. Winnie Minick's third grade class of 1930 Front row: James Giles, Douglas Tippen, Don Hampton, Wayne Dickens, Troy Strickland Second row: Cynthia Crowson, unknown, Catherine Flowers, unknown, unknown, ___? Sims, Rebecca Batis, Alta F. Williams, Idaleene Scheu, unknown, Ouida F. Holt Third row: unknown, Woody Marion, unknown, ___? Marion, Franklin Landers, Winnie Minick, unknown, unknown, Walter Lee Jones Back row: Frank Lee Terrell, LeRoy Brown, unknown, unknown, ___? Belcher, unknown, Ralph Brewer, Billy Gentle, Dick Ready, Harold Sims
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

Sanger Indian Football Score and Squads

Description: Sanger football team of 1932, listed alphabetically Tip Allred, T. H. Averitt, Joe Batis, Clyde Berryhill, Lynwood Brewer, Frank Cornell, Leon Caves, Lanier Chestnut, Edwin Ganzer, L. N. Landers, J. F. Mundkowsky, T. H. Pritchett, Marion Newton, Bill Nat Rector, Weldon Roane, Jimmie Tyson, Edward Spratt, Coach: Sam McClure
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

Clifton High School Senior Class of 1936

Description: Group photograph of thirty three students and faculty members, or the senior class of Clifton High School, class of 1936. Pictured left to right; 1st row: Omar Jones, Aubrey Dahl, Carl Burton Caldwell, Jack Nabors, Joe Dahl, C.E.Schow, Woodrow Forson 2nd row: Mary Kilpatrick, Ruth Dyess, Johnnie Dyess, Nadene Ross, Jo Prigmore, Alice Mary Nelson, Edna Bergman, Reva Humphries 3rd row: Leon Eckert, Olive J. Dahl, Frances Hutcherson, Noryene Oswald, Superintendent W.D. Raley, Principal Oris Pierson, Mildred Hill, Juanita Jenson, Ann Rea, Alvin Jorgenson 4th row: Hugh Bronstad, Charles Reese, David Helton, John Christenson, P.O. Dahl, T.O. Swenson, Leo Albrecht, Joe Cooper Not present - Anna Marie Seljos R
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

Clifton Senior Class of 1937

Description: Class photograph of seniors and faculty of the class of 1937, Clifton, posing in front of school Left to Right 1st row: Arthur Bronstad, Harlan Hoel, Joseph Knust, James Dickson, Billy Pool, Edward Peterson, Forrest Hyde 2nd row: Anita Kruze, Minnie Lee Ledlow, Dorothy Jenson, Maudie Lee Anderson,Jewel Hyde, Christine Christenson, Lorene Larson, Jennie Mae Larson, Jewel Clark, Lloyd Orbeck 3rd row: Mary Adams, Netie Louise Whitley, Superintendent W.D. Raley, Georgana Swenson, Mozelle Murphree, Principal Oris Pierson, Eunice Reesing, Doranne Poulson, Lucille Fort, Elizabeth Torrence, Lunelle Alexander 4th row: Carl Rystad, Ralph Wiede, Clinton Bergman, J.C. Lyon, Willie Hafer, Ebner Bergman, Clarence Handley, Bub Spangler, J.W. Calvert, Elmer Z. Rice
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

1939 Graduating Class of Morgan High School

Description: Group of graduates from the class of 1939, from Morgan High School, seven girls seated in front, row of ten students and faculty standing in back, taken by a brick building, photgraphed by Goodwin of Dallas. First row, seated, left to right: Willie May Legion, Doris Rasmuson, Thelma Morris, Elsie Kirton, Minnie Ruth Mooney, Reba McCullough, Corine Waldrop. Back row, standing, left to right: Lou Ella Linam, John Edward Linam, Dorothy Thompson, James Kelly Cook, Homer Brown, Oma Lee Hix, Bernay Martin, Morris Johnson, Jigs Weehunt, Pauline Kirton
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission