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Description: Photograph of a close-up view of the current courthouse in Childress, Texas. There are trees and electrical lines in the foreground.
Description: Photograph of a group of cowboys sitting cross legged on the grass during a meal. There are a few pots scattered around and behind the cowboys on the far right and there is a wagon in the background. Some of the cowboys are holding plates and eating utensils in their laps.
Description: Photograph of railroad employees working in an office. All the employees are men and they are completing various tasks, mostly paper work.
Description: Photograph of the Forth Worth & Denver City Railroad roundhouse and shop yards in Childress, Texas. This photograph contains two images. The top image is of the roundhouse and the bottom image is of the shop yard. The roundhouse is made of brick and mortar and is surrounded by several train tracks and wheels. The shop yard is full of buildings, structures, and steam engines labeled "Fort Worth & Denver".
Description: Photograph of the Texas Zephyr known as the "Silver Chief". The zephyr is traveling along the Fort Wort & Denver- Burlington Route. There is another set of train tracks in front of the moving zephyr and power lines are present in the top right hand corner of the photograph. The name "Silver Chief" is visible on the side of the zephyr.
Description: Photograph of the family of Bill Stone, the long-time cook at the Shoenail Ranch. The family is sitting in two rows on rocks on the side of a hill. From the left sits Bill stone and his wife Lee Stone. Next to them on the right hand side sits their daughter, Nellie Mae, holding her youngest son, baby William, and her husband, Hugh Hassell. In the front row sits Nellie Mae and Hugh Hassell's children (from left) Emma Stone, Rose Stone, and Floyd Stone.
Description: Photograph of side view of a courthouse in Childress, Texas. The courthouse is a wood frame structure in the center of a desolate area. There are a few other buildings and structures scattered in the background. The foreground consists mostly of dirty and grass.
Description: Photograph of several railroad office employees posing on and around a steam engine. The group is comprised of both men and women. There are two other sets of railroad tracks in the foreground of the photograph, in front of the posing group.
Description: Photograph of a steam engine traveling across an open field. There are parked cars waiting along both sides of the train tracks and the drivers are waiting outside their cars. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a passenger on the train according to the handwriting on the edge of the photograph.
Creator: Stanford Studio
Description: Photograph of the third courthouse built in Childress, Texas. The courthouse is surrounded by leafless trees and community houses.
Description: Photograph of several railroad shop store department employees. This group mostly consists of adult men but there are two adolescent boys in the front of this small crowd. The group is posing in front of an unidentifiable brick building.
Description: Photograph of the fourth courthouse built in Childress, Texas. This current version of the county courthouse is surrounded by trees and a parking lot filled with parked cars. Large white clouds are scattered throughout the sky.
Creator: Webb Photo
Description: Photograph showing a group of people inside of a department store. Three employees are shown behind the counter while two customers and a small child stand near the counter. There are various tapestries and cloths displayed around the scene.