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[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a red-brick building with white stone accents that has a Gothic architecture design including leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. There is a tall silver spire above the tower on the left side of the building. A sign outside the front entrance has information about worship services.
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[Photos of Three Members of the Galveston Court of Civil Appeals]

Description: Photo of three members of the Court of Civil Appeals - First Supreme Judicial District of Texas. (Left to Right) Associate Justice Seldon A. McMeans (1907 to 1916); Chief Justice Robert A. Pleasants (1907 to 1938); and Associate Justice, T.S. Reese (1905 to 1915). Robert A. Pleasants was an associate justice of the Court from 1899 to 1907, as well as chief justice from 1907 to 1938. With 38 or 39 years of service, he may be the longest-serving appellate judge in Texas history.
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[Mary Elizabeth Black Campbell]

Description: Mary E. Black Campbell, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Black and wife of John Campbell. She was born 18 December 1853 and died 4 January 1927. Her husband was a member of the Confederace and rode with Capt. Joseph Black, a friend and neighbor. The story goes that as they turned to ride away, he waved back at the tall dark-eyed girl standing by the gate. He said, “Mary Elizabeth Black, you’re the prettiest girl in the county and when I return from this awful war, I’m going to marry you!” One year after the end of the war, they were married. They settled on a 270 acre tract of land and raised a family of 12 children: eight daughters and four sons, ten of whom are buried in the Campbell Family cemetery in Anderson County.
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[Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A]

Description: Photograph of the northeast corner of the Anderson County Jail building located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas, taken from N. Church Street. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. A sign over the entrance says, "Anderson County Juvenile Center." There is a line of orange cones in the street in the foreground of the image, as well as several people: a man on a bicycle to the right and two women with a young girl walking around cones to the left.
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