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[Hog Killing]

Description: Copy negative of a hog hung from a log frame on the Collins farm. Margaret Collins, Omer Collins, Bill Collins, Charlie Collins, and John Penell stand behind the hogs. A wooden bench and an outhouse are in the background.
Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Killough Massacre Monument]

Description: Copy negative of the Killough Massacre Monument, a tall pyramid surrounded by trees. It was built as a Civilian Works Administration project to mark the site of the 1838 Killough Massacre. This photo was taken before the site had been cleared of debris.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Sons of Elijah Earle]

Description: Copy negative of the sons of Elijah Earle and Mary Elizabeth Jarrett. John, Rufus (called Ruf for short), Albert, and Lon Earle stand in front of their home at Earle's Chapel.
Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Festival Parade]

Description: Copy negative of the National Tomato Festival parade in Jacksonville. The First National Bank building has been decorated. In the far left background, the East Side Elementary School can be seen. A parade float moves down the street.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Early Settlers of Reklaw]

Description: Copy negative of a group of early settlers of Reklaw standing in front of Weatherby's General Store. George Richey stands on the far left in a black coat, and Leon W. White stands behind a post holding a telephone sign.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Melvina Chessher's 90th Birthday]

Description: Copy negative of Melvina Chessher and her children gathered for her 90th birthday. From left to right, A. J. "Andy" Chessher, son; Melvina Chessher; Mrs. Gus "Miss Kate" Caperton, daughter; and Dr. John Chessher, son, stand on the porch of the original Chessher hotel building.
Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Tomato Festival Princesses]

Description: Copy negative of six young women, princesses from towns and communities in East Texas who took part in the annual Tomato Festival, sitting on a wall, hands clasping their left knees. Katherine Vining is second from the left. The rest are unidentified.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Hendrix-Collins Family]

Description: Copy negative of the Hendrix-Collins family, lined up in three rows in the woods in Bulah. In the back row are an unnamed woman of the Hendrix family, Virginia Hendrix Collins, and Phronie Hendrix. In the middle row, Ve Adah Collins, Sallie Gardiner Butler who holds baby Gusta, Lu Anne Collins, and a Hendrix grandmother. In the front row are Bertha Collins, Etta Collins, and Frank Collins.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society

[Invitation]

Description: Copy negative of an invitation to the Oddfellows' 60th anniversary. It reads: "You are respectfully invited to attend an entertainment given at the Rusk Hall in the town of Rusk, on the 28th day of April, 1879, by the members of Washington Lodge, No. 17. Committee of Invitation: L. R. Rains, D. Dreeben, J. A. Stallings, L. Kronenberg. Committee of Arrangements: R. I. Ricketts, W. W. Blassingame, Wm. Summers, G. L. Atkins. Committee of Order: G. W. Taylor, C. M. Johnson."
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society