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[Letter to Henry DeBarger, March 29th, 1841]

Description: Letter to Henry DeBarger of York, Pa. from someone in the paper mill business in Philadelphia. Signature of person sending the letter is indecipherable.
Date: March 29, 1841
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

Republic of Texas Land Grant Certificate

Description: This is a land grant from the Republic of Texas. It is to James Cole of Robertson County and is signed by Sam Houston.
Date: March 28, 1844
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

Description: There has been an active Methodist presence in Palestine since about 1850. At that time the only local congregation met in Bascom’s Chapel, an extant building located at 812 N. Mallard, which has since been converted into a private residence. During the early 20th century the original congregation split, with some members establishing this church, the Centenary Methodist Church, and some founding Grace United Methodist Church, located just north of downtown.
Date: 1850~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft and her two sons, Eugene William Bancroft on her right and Arthur J. Bancroft on her left. Mrs. Bancroft is wearing a dark dress, white gloves, lace collar and a bonnet with a large bow tied underneath her chin. She has her arm around Eugene who is wearing a dark dress with white collar. Arthur is wearing a dark outfit with white collar.
Date: 1858
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Anne Gertrude McGuire]

Description: Anne Gertrude McGuire as a young girl, born March 28, 1859.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Caroline "Carrie" McGuire]

Description: Caroline "Carrie" McGuire as a young girl, born February 14, 1858.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[James H. McGuire]

Description: James McGuire.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[James McGuire]

Description: James McGuire.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Mrs. Honor Eudy]

Description: Image of Mrs. Honor Eudy in 1846, wife of a relative of Mary Anne Moon Brown of Paris.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Creator: McSpaden, Stewart
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Obediance Mann Walker]

Description: Obediance Mann Walker photograph in book style leather and wood case, yellow velvet interior.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Tabner Byrd Walker]

Description: Tabner Byrd Walker photograph in book style leather and wood case, red velvet interior.
Date: 1860~/1869~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Bancroft Family]

Description: Oval photo of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft with her sons, Eugene and Arthur. She wears a bonnet with lace around the opening. She is seated between her sons.
Date: 1861~
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[School Children in Palestine]

Description: Photo of children from Palestine area. Age is estimated on Keah Kolstad's age as about 12: Back Row - Left to Right: John Jackson Albert Joast Keah Kolstad Sue Watts Prof. Dechard Mrs. Dechard Texanna Prew Ott Reeves John Link Second Roy - Right to Left: Ella Friend Bea Kirksey Lizzie McCoy Edd Link George Howard Wilber Joast Alice Watts Jimmie Howard Billie Jackson Ben Howard Front Row - Right to Left: Sue Alexander Lizzie Unger Fannie Unger Teta Kirksey Barbara Alexander
Date: 1865~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Charles Wesley Street]

Description: Charles Wesley Street, 1835-1905.
Date: 1870~/1879~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Downtown Elkhart]

Description: Photo of downtown Elkhart made before the town burned down.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Description: One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age. At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901. Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene. In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Elizabeth DeBarger McGuire Street]

Description: Elizabeth DeBarger McGuire Street, 1856-1881. She died from tuberculosis at age 24.
Date: 1870~/1979~
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Palestine Railroad Mansion]

Description: Photo of what is commonly called a "Railroad Mansion". One of the large homes built by the magnates of the I&GN Railroad. It is not known where this house was located, but it was most likely south of the railroad tracks along S. Sycamore or S. Magnolia streets in Palestine.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Second Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photo of the second Courthouse that stood in Palestine, Anderson County. It served the county from approximately 1860 until 1885.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Second Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photo of the second Courthouse that stood in Palestine, Anderson County. It served the county from approximately 1860 until 1885.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Trinity River Steamboat]

Description: Photo of one of the steamboats that went up and down the Trinity River from Galveston to Magnolia Landing.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Palestine Public Library