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Austin Views/UT Tower

Description: Looking north at the University of Texas at Austin Tower under construction.
Date: January 1, 1937
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: City Pageant Queen sits atop automobile in parade
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: Closeup profile shot of City Pageant Queen atop elaborate float
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: Riders from Pedernales Electric Cooperative hold up banner in parade
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: High School Band passes with majorettes leading the way of the parade
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: Young women in white pose on the Marble Falls float
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Johnson City Fair

Description: Harnessed dog pulls young boy and girl in a carriage
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]

Description: This photograph depicts one of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger trains departing from 64th Street Station Chicago. The train is headed by Engine No. 210 - a Prairie type 2-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of five standard heavyweight passenger coaches.
Date: c. 1934
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Roundhouse at Gainesville, Texas]

Description: Santa Fe Railway's nine-stall roundhouse at Gainesville, Texas on February 27, 1938. Locomotives, laying over between freight runs, are two Consolidations, type 2-8-0, Nos. 1904 and 1910; one Mikado, type 2-8-2, No. 4051; and one yard switcher, type 0-8-0, No. 787.
Date: February 27, 1938
Creator: Mizell, Charles M.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Cincinnati Union Station]

Description: One of the nation's greatest railroad terminals, the Cincinnati Union Station, March 1933. This terminal was designed to accommodate, daily, 17,000 people and 216 trains (108 inbound and 108 outbound). This station has eight platforms serving 16 tracks. Each platform has length of 1,600 feet. This terminal represents a total investment in excess of forty-one million dollars.
Date: March 1933
Creator: Nowak, Ed
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Burning of the White Elephant Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of the congregation of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. The large group of men, women, and children are posing in a semicircle in between the church and an unidentifiable building.
Date: September 1931
Creator: Parson Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[The Train That Brought FDR to Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a steam engine traveling across an open field. There are parked cars waiting along both sides of the train tracks and the drivers are waiting outside their cars. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a passenger on the train according to the handwriting on the edge of the photograph.
Date: 1938
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Coffee plants grown by Geo. Holstein, 1938

Description: Photograph of George Holstein. George Holstein is shown tending to his coffee plants inside of his garden. The plants are held up with wood and string and are enclosed with a wooden fence.
Date: 1938
Creator: Steelman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

1936 General Highway Map of Bosque County, Texas

Description: Official 1936 general highway map of Bosque County, Texas showing major state and county roads, streams and rivers, towns, and other landmarks.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Item Type: Map
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

Dust Storm in Perryton, Texas

Description: Photograph of enormous dust clouds engulfing the town of Perryton, Texas. Across the bottom is written, "Dust Storm - Perryton, Texas. April 14, 1935. No. 4. The Perry Studio - Perryton, Texas".
Date: April 14, 1935
Creator: The Perry Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Rufus Layton

Description: Photograph of Rufus Layton, son of G. S. Layton. Co-owner of Phipps and Layton Theaters.
Date: 1937
Creator: Webb Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Description: One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957. Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine. The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner. The first census of early Palestine was compiled n 1848 by Mrs. John Mallard, and included the families living in the original town site, a total of 148 whites and 31 negro slaves. Judge Mallard, the first lawyer to practice in Palestine, served as a member of the Fifth Texas Legislature, and was the second Chief Justice of Anderson County. In 1852, he formed a law partnership with Judge William Alexander and Judge John H. Reagan. In 1854, Judge Mallard died and on March 8, 1857, his widow married Judge Alexander. Judge William Alexander, born in Scotland on September 10, 1814, came to Galveston in 1850 and on to Palestine. In 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the ...
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[1003 N. Link - H.H. Link House]

Description: Close-up photograph of the front walk leading to the entrance of the "H.H. Link House" located at 1003 N. Link in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white house with both Queen Anne and Classical Revival-style architectures, including two-story Ionic columns across the front.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[1003 N. Link - H.H. Link House]

Description: Photograph of the front of the "H.H. Link House" located at 1003 N. Link in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white house with both Queen Anne and Classical Revival-style architectures, including two-story Ionic columns across the front.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[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

[1938 Palestine High School Band]

Description: Photo of the 1938 Palestine High School band, marching in the Anderson County Fair Parade on Monday October 10, 1938 in downtown Palestine.
Date: October 10, 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission