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[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

Description: The International and Great Northern Railroad Immigrants Home. Built to give people moving to this part of Texas a place to live until their house was built. A play on the part of the railroad to encourage settlers to immigrate to Texas right after the railroad was built in the late 1880's and early 1890's.
Date: c. 1890
Item Type: Photograph

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Date: c. 1890
Item Type: Photograph

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Date: c. 1890
Item Type: Photograph

[The People of Palestine]

Description: Photograph of people who either all belonged to a particular church in Palestine, or maybe who all attended the Second or Third Ward Schools.
Date: c. 1890
Item Type: Photograph

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph