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[Continental Trailways Depot, Marshall]

Description: At the time of this photo in the late 1960s, Continental Trailways provided intercity bus service to Marshall. The depot was built approximately 1965. Greyhound Bus Company acquired the franchise during the late 1980s, and has continued to serve Marshall until the present day.
Date: c. 1960 - 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Fred Douglas Roland]

Description: Mr. Fred Douglas Roland was County Agriculture Agent of Harrison County from 1926-1957. He established several innovative programs like the Sabine Farm Project. He was active in civic organisations such as the Cancer Board and Red Cross. He was also a trustee of Galilee Baptist Church of Marshall. He died in March, 1969.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall]

Description: Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, located at 801 W. Grand Ave. in Marshall, is one of the oldest African-American congregations in the county. It was established in 1867 during the Reconstruction period when so many newly-emancipated blacks left white churches to establish their own. Originally the name was simply the "Colored Baptist Church," which was the name on the deed. When the members elected to change the name, they identified it with the healing pool of Bethesda in Biblical Jerusalem. The word "Missionary" was added to its name in the mid-1980's to reflect denominational affiliation. In 1987 Bethesda began to join with the First Baptist Church in occasional worship services and fellowship. The two churches are historically linked because Rev. A. E. Clemmons, a pastor of the white First Baptist Church, and Rev. William Massey, a black religious leader, jointly led 450 souls in the founding of Bethesda. Massey went on to pastor other churches in Waco and Austin but later returned. Other prominent founders were David Abner, who was Harrison County treasurer, a member of the Texas House of Representatives in the Fourteenth Legislature, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1875; and Andrew Gross, whose son Frederick became a president of Houston College. Throughout its history, the congregation has included pastors and members of prominence not only in Marshall but far beyond. The congregation also had a historic role in the founding of Bishop College, the African-American Baptist institution that was located in Marshall 1881-1961. Bethesda's first dedicated church building was a one-story wooden structure located on the present site. It has an entry in the Texas History Portal. It was razed during 1897-1901 to be replaced by a larger brick edifice of Gothic style. That building burned in 1953 and was replaced by the nearly identical structure ...
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Birmingham Department Store, Marshall]

Description: Birmingham Department Store in Marshall was located at 205-207 and 213 N. Wellington Street from 1967 or 1968 to 2001 or 2002, according to city directories. The picture is from the 1970's. Other businesses are located there now. The store was owned by Samuel A. (Sam) Birmingham and his wife Jean, a school teacher and administrator. Both Birminghams were also civic leaders. Sam Birmingham was Marshall's first African-American mayor. Mrs. Birmingham served on the city commission after her retirement.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Benefactor George Olincy]

Description: George Olincy, benefactor to the Marshall Public Library building project. He was chairman of the Andrew Norman Foundation and offered a challenge grant toward a new library building to Audrey Kariel, Project Director. He suggested that the challenge be given to the Friends of a Public Library rather than the city of Marshall. The Friends were able to match the challenge. The cooperation of the city, the library trustees, and the Friends ensured a successful building project that has been a source of civic pride.
Date: 1983
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Children's Picnic Concludes Summer Reading Program]

Description: Only one girl, unidentified, does not seem to enjoy the picnic provided as a conclusion to the Marshall Public Library's summer reading program. The picnic was held on the library grounds. An adult and three children in the background are also unidentified in this slide from the 1970's. One person, possibly adult, is hidden at left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Workroom]

Description: A library clerk (name unknown) is busy in the Marshall Public Library workroom during the 1970's.
Date: 1980
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Texas Land Grant]

Description: Land grant for Ira Ellis signed by the governor of the state of Texas. There is a handwritten note from the clerk of Smith County regarding the grant and where it is recorded in the clerk's office about a year after the grant was issued.
Date: June 9, 1848
Creator: United States. Texas.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Pennsylvania Land Grant]

Description: Land grant transferring ownership of a tract of land called "Rich Hill" from Thomas Say to Stacy Potts. The grant is signed by the governor and secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Date: March 2, 1802
Creator: United States. Pennsylvania.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Northpark Shopping Center]

Description: Postcard of cars parked in the lot around the Northpark shopping center in Dallas, Texas. Fields are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Interior of Weir's Country Store]

Description: Postcard of several people, including several young girls and boys, standing among the merchandise inside Weir's Country Store in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Conquistador Riding a Mule]

Description: Postcard of a man dressed up as a conquistador on a mule in front of a stone wall at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Weir's Country Store]

Description: Postcard of a man sitting at the counter of Weir's Country Store and post office in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Riverboats and Astrolift]

Description: Postcard of several people on a boat in a river, and several more on a ride called the Astrolift at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Postcard of Three Amusement Rides]

Description: Postcard of people on three rides on tracks at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. The roller coaster at the top is the Runaway Mine Train, the ride in the middle is an authentic 1898 steam engine, and the ride at the bottom is the Mini Mine Train, which was designed for younger riders.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[NorthPark Shopping Center]

Description: Postcard of the NorthPark shopping center, with the skyline of Dallas, Texas visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Dallas Gas Building]

Description: Postcard of a drawing of the Dallas Gas building in Dallas, Texas. A Texas flag flies at the top of the building, and cars are parked on the side of the road.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[View of Lovefield Airport]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of cars in the parking lot at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. The text at the top of the postcard reads: "Love Field Airport of 'Big D'".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Aerial View of Dallas]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of Dallas, Texas, with the Southland Center in the middle of the drawing.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village