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Bowser Road Alley, Richardson, Texas

Description: One lane, paved alley with curve/intersection in foreground. Left of the alley is a raised railroad. Next to left edge of the alley are utility poles and lines. Storm drain access from the alley is at the foreground. Right of the alley is a continuous wooden fence, with roofs and trees behind the fencing. Two trash/garbage pick-up areas are visible, with raised platforms and metal trash cans. Additional information. Written on back: Looking north from the alley which serves Bowser showing fencing of residential properties Nov. 25, 1968
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Clipping: Plates renew memories of early PA, E.B. Sutherlin]

Description: Newspaper article about plates presented to the Port Arthur Historical Museum by James E. Sutherlin, Maureen McElroy, and Waneta Bowman. The article goes on to talk about Edgar B. Sutherlin's practice of exchanging foreign money for American dollars for sailors who came in to Port Arthur, as well as his tendency to buy them meals. The clipping is mounted on a piece of blue paper and laminated.
Date: October 25, 1981
Creator: Reeburgh, Helen
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Partner: Other

Frances Way, east from Lois Lane, 1968, Richardson, Texas

Description: Frances Way, 500 block, looking east from the intersection with Lois Lane. The street is paved, with curbs and sidewalks. Houses are on both sides of the street, those on the right/south are partially visible. Most houses have front driveways. Three cars are parked on the street, and 2 cars are in driveways. There are trees, utility poles, and lines. A fire hydrant is on the NE corner of the intersection.
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Grove Road, 1968, Richardson, Texas

Description: Grove Road, looking north, from the "T" intersection with Summit Drive, which terminates at Grove Road. On the horizon, left to center, is Frances Way. The elevated railroad, center to right, intersects Frances Way, and further north, Belt Line Rd., with underpasses. On the extreme right, a water tower is partially shown. The majority of the photograph is a large, mowed, field, extending north to Frances Way, and east/west, from Grove Road to the railroad. Homes and utility poles are on the left/west side of Grove Road. One truck and one car are on Grove; one car is parked on the right/east side of Grove; an eastbound car is on Frances Way, just east of the intersection.
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Lois Lane, north from Spring Valley, 1968, Richardson, Texas

Description: Lois Lane, 400 block, north from the intersection with Spring Valley Road. The street is paved with curbs and sidewalks. One car is parked on the street; one covered boat is in front of a house on the left/west. The homes variously have front driveways, or circular driveways, or possibly rear driveways. The southern half of the block does not have utility poles on the street.
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Memorandum: Hurricane Flood Protection Hearing

Description: Memo released by the City of Corpus Christi, Texas to announce a public hearing to be held in the city regarding hurricane flood protection for the city and surrounding areas. The text also outlines the general problems that will be addressed during the meeting and various proposals and statements related to the topic.
Date: October 25, 1961
Creator: Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Pacific Circle, Richardson, Texas

Description: Cul-de-sac paved and curbed street (Pacific Circle), intersecting with paved and divided four-lane street (300 block, North Bowser Road). The street sign reads Bowser Rd and Pacific Cir [sign is incorrectly oriented]. Two houses, with front driveways, are visible; one car, a Volkswagen Beetle; 3 medium trees, various shrubs, utility poles and lines. The houses have chainlink fencing to their sides. Along the horizon, behind the houses, is the elevated railroad. Additional information. Written on back: Looking west into Pacific Circle. Note that street marker has been turned. Nov. 25, 1968
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Palm Circle, Richardson, Texas

Description: U-shaped paved and curbed street, intersecting a divided, four-lane, street (200 block, North Bowser Road). The u-shaped street (Palm Circle) has an island with low planting. Two houses, with front driveways and light-colored roofs, are on the street. Two cars are parked. A street sign shows Boswer Rd and Palm Cir. The houses are landscaped with small trees and shrubbery. Additional information: Written on back: Looking west into Palm Cir. showing railroad in the background Nov. 25, 1968
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Pittman Street and Grove Road, 1968, Richardson, Texas

Description: Intersection of Pittman Street and Grove Road, looking northeast. Taken from Pittman Street, the photograph shows the NW corner of the "T" intersection (Pittman Street terminates). At the corner is the street sign, a fire hydrant, and a support cable for a utility pole. That corner of the intersection has concrete curbs and sidewalks. To the east of Grove Road is a large, cut/mowed. field. One small clump of trees is on the left, and a small area of un-cut grass/crop is on the right. The elevated railroad is on the horizon. Just visible above the hydrant is the railroad underpass on Frances Way. Low, long, light-colored roofs are behind the left portion of the railroad. Just left/north of the underpass, behind the railroad, is a water tower.
Date: November 25, 1968
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Postcard from Ella to Mrs. Gus Lindner, January 25, 1914]

Description: Postcard from Ella to Mrs. Gus Lindner, discussing how nice it is to talk to old friends. The front of the postcard features a photograph of Kronkosky Hill in Boerne, Texas. The hill has two wooden buildings buildings on the top and on the side, and a road winding along the side of it. The building on top of the hill is a small, one-story wooden building, while the building on the side is a wooden, two-story building with a small tower visible at the top. Large trees dot the hillside and surrounding area.
Date: January 25, 1914
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Tillie to Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, August 25, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Tillie to E. F. Kneupper, discussing her surprise trip to visit her mother. She talks about a girl named Emma being sick for about three months. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a herd of dairy cattle standing in the middle of a dirt road. There are two buildings with tin roofs visible in the background, as well as a group of trees.
Date: August 25, 1911
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Alms and Doepke Building]

Description: Postcard of a six story building as seen from across a stone canal. The building is identified as "Alms and Doepke Building - Cincinnati O." A note is written below the picture, and it reads, "Here all OK in Cinn. Had a miserable trip but are all OK now. It's warm here." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. N. P. H. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: March 25, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Austin Avenue in Waco]

Description: Postcard of a dirt road with train tracks running through the center and horse-drawn carts on either side of the road, surrounded by colorful buildings. The scene is described as "Austin Avenue looking West Waco, Texas." On the back, a short message reads, "Hello Mamie: How are you and Jim getting along? Saw Marie in Houston. Elsa." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Tex."
Date: August 25, 1910
Creator: Elsa
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Fort Thomas Men's Quarters]

Description: Postcard of buildings behind a row of trees along the side of a one-way street. The bottom edge describes the scene as "Mens Quarters, Fort Thomas, Near Cincinnati, O." Below the description, the word "Sister" is written, and the postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFadddin Ave. Beaumont, Tex."
Date: March 25, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Highlights of Rock Springs, Wyoming]

Description: Postcard of the High School, U. P. Club House, Masonic Temple, and Elks' Home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The back of the postcard adds, "Rock Springs, on the main line of the Union Pacific, about midway between Denver and Salt Lake City, center of the largest coal mining sections in the West. Mine payrolls average $400,000 per month. Rock Springs is also the center of a large sheep raising area." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co., Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 25, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Lover's Leap in Waco]

Description: Postcard of a river cutting through lush green brush from a high vantage point. The scene is described as "View from Lovers' Leap. Waco, Texas." The letter on the back reads, "Hello Mammie: How are you? We are having some joy. This is a fine little town. Sure do miss you and we may see more Tx. Louis + Smith Anne." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mammie McFadden 1906 McFadden Ave Beaumont, Tex."
Date: August 25, 1910
Creator: Louis and Smith Anna
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum