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Alto City Directory, 1918

Description: Directory to the city of Alto, Texas includes listings for businesses and individuals.
Date: May 1918
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Alto City Directory, 1920

Description: Directory to the city of Fort Worth, Texas includes lists of important institutions and locations as well as listings for businesses and individuals.
Date: August 15, 1920
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Alto Fair and Flower Show

Description: Brochure for Alto Fair and Flower Show in Alto, Texas. The fair took place in Alto, Texas on November 10th, 11th, and 12th, 1927. The brochure includes a preface, program, and advertisements.
Date: November 1927
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

100 Years: Alto Methodist Church, 1852-1952

Description: Bound collection of historical information regarding the Methodist Church in Alto, Texas.
Date: 1952
Creator: Hargrove, Johnnie; Danheim, Verline; Quarles, Helen; Carter, Mamie Lee & Hampton, Marshall
Item Type: Book
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Commencement Program for B. T. Washington High School, May 1959]

Description: Program for Commencement Exercises at B. T. Washington High School on May 27, 1959. Includes the program of events for educational services held on May 24th and commencement exercises held May 27th.
Date: May 1959
Creator: B. T. Washington High School
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Alto City Directory

Description: Directory to the city of Alto, Texas includes lists of local phone numbers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Alto City Directory

Description: Directory to the city of Alto, Texas includes listings for businesses and individuals.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Early Merchants of Alto, Cherokee County, Texas

Description: Research paper which provides information about the early merchants of Alto, Texas, including transcripts of letters, certificates, ads and stories from newspapers, and other related documents.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kennedy, Guynell Watters
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Forest Hill Plantation, Alto, Texas

Description: Brochure about Forest Hill Plantation located near Alto, Texas. It includes information about the family history of the plantation owners, as provided by The Thursday Study Club.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

History of the Ferris Farm

Description: Typed history of the Ferris Farm, located six miles west of Alto, Texas, accompanied by a 7-page letter with additional details.
Date: {1936, 1993-09-10}
Creator: Bertolinio, Mildred Nicar
Item Type: Text
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

A History of the Lynches Chapel Community

Description: Bound history of the Lynches Chapel, a Methodist church in located Cherokee County, Texas, and its community.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sims, Kate Shattuck
Item Type: Text
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Letters from A. C. Abercrombie, Jr., 1885-1897]

Description: Collection of transcribed letters addressed to various members of the Summers family, discussing current events and family news.
Date: unknown
Creator: Abercrombie, A. C., Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: Alto's First Two Story Brick School House]

Description: Photograph of Alto's first two-story brick school house. The building was built during 1905 and 1906. In the photograph, students and children stand in front of the building. Text underneath the photograph reads: "Alto's First 2 Story Brick School House Built in 1905-1906. Teachers: Mr. J. J. Crook, Miss Barker, Mrs. Terrell. 1906-1907 School Year. Copy made by Mrs. Frances Thomas from original borrowed from Miss Marie Latham."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: Early Merchants in Alto, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas inside a room. On the far left, one man is measuring the waist of a second man; on the far right, a third man is running a sewing machine. A young boy is visible in the center of the image. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Copy of the original picture. Fred Crouch (known as "dude") is at the sewing machine. Arch Holcomb is measuring. Bill Francis is standing in the doorway. Frank, Haws, and Crouch Dry Good Store was in a corner building where the Humble Station is located."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: Early Merchants of Alto, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Top Row--left to right--Jim Hogan, Ben Baker, George Crouch, Jim Allen, H. Getz, Morgan Ahearn. Second Row--on horse--Dr. Allison, Jim Berryman, Douglas Brock, Bob Allen, Miller Brook, Mart Thomas, Emory Watters, Milton Acrey, Walter Crouch, John Wood, Mallie Houston, Claud Coats, Wilbur Armstrong, Holly Agnew, Jim Watters, A. C. (Ell) Crouch."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: School Buildings]

Description: Photographs of school buildings in Alto, Texas. The first (top) photo is a two-story brick building with a tower on the left side and a peaked roof; text on the photo says "High School. Alto, Tex." The second (bottom) photo is a two-story, square-shaped brick building with a flat roof.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: Second Two Story School Building]

Description: Copy print of the Alto Public School; the building was cut out of the original print and rephotographed on a pressboard background. Text at the bottom of the original photo says "Alto Public School, Dec. 5th 29, Photo Adams Waco." The re-print is attached to a sheet of paper with the caption: "The Second 2 Story School House was remodeled and made into a One Story Brick Building in 1926. A Gymnasium and Home-Making Department was added to the East side in 1952-52."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wald, Adams
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

[Photograph: Alto School House]

Description: Photograph of Alto's school house prior to its demolition. Text underneath the photograph reads: "Alto's School House is being Demolished. A Landmark of the Past is lost to History."
Date: November 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

The Diary of Joe Summers

Description: Diary of Joe Summers, written from 1880 to 1912 in Alto, Texas. Diary entries focus on changes in the weather and everyday life. It includes an introductory biographical sketch of Summers and an index following page 340.
Date: 1980~
Creator: Summers, Joe
Item Type: Book
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Funeral Home Records, Stribling Undertakers, 1929-1941

Description: Photocopies of Stribling's Funeral Home Records dating from August 1929 through August 1933 and September 1937 through June 1941. It includes a listing of each person buried by the funeral home with birth and death date, age, date of burial, and other known details. An index is at the front.
Date: 1980
Item Type: Text
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library