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[Aerial Photograph of Haslet, Texas in 1983]
Aerial photograph of parts of Haslet, Texas; this photo shows approximately five streets and a number of buildings along them.
[Avondale School]
Photograph of husband and wife rural school teachers standing in front of a school building. Their 44 students are lined up in between them. There are partial views of five windows. Class names are as follows. First row (bottom front): Junior Lasater, Ernest Allmon, unidentified first name Wilson, unidentified first name Whitaker, unidentified first name Whitaker, Billie Lasater. Second row (first middle): Woodrow Wilson, Leonard Wilson, J.C. Shirley, Woody Singleton, Noble Lee Rust, J.C. Thompson, unidentified first name Rust, Harold Easley, Ray Rust, J.G. Harris. Third row (second middle): Margarete Harris, unidentified, Edith Hall, Onedia Hall, Pauline Graham, unidentified first name Brown, Sarah Jane Waldrop, Lois Browder, Virginia Reynolds, Dorothy Bledsoe, unidentified first name Harris, Alice Brown. Fourth row (top): Mr. Clark, Mattie Bonner, Bill Waldrop, Marie Haney, Bill Robinson, Agnes Lasater, Louise Butler, Louise Lasater, Stella Brown, Georgia Rust. Fifth row (top back): Earl Singleton, J.W. Hearn, Olin Wilson, George Brown, Ed Davis, Mrs. Clark, Tennie Thompson.
[Avondale School]
Photograph of a building surrounded by shrubbery. The building was built in 1916 and was the Avondale School when built. At the time of the photograph the building had become the private home of Hardy Tadlock and his family.
[Blue Mound School]
Photograph of a teacher standing in front of a rural school door. The class of 20 students stands in front of her. A school window is visible on the right hand side of the photograph. Building was located on Hicks Road, west of Highway 156. Student and teacher names are as follows. Teacher: Miss Cantrell. Students: Cloie Hudnall, Marion Thompson, Pearl Hudnall, Ethel Laird, May Hair, Viola Laird, Lucile Laird, Loy Hudnall, Lee Watts, Howard Thompson, Frank Laird, Evie Thompson, Buster McDaniel, Ermie Laird, Nora McDaniel, Louie Thompson, Ruby McDaniel, Carl McDaniel, Floral Hair, Nona Hair.
[Card Advertising Haslet's 100th Birthday]
Invitation card advertising for Haslet's 100th Birthday celebration; the card says that the celebration will be on August 24th at 1 P. M. Included in this record is a small name strip with the names of the chairman co-chairmen: "Joyce Spark, Lallie Lewis."
[Class Photograph of Students at the School in Haslet, Texas]
Photograph of a group of elementary students at the school in Haslet, Texas. The students are arranged in four rows; the first row is seated on the ground, the second and third are seated on a small set of bleachers, and the fourth row is standing behind the first three. The text on the back of the photo describes two children that have appeared in other class photographs from different years.
[Class Roster for P. J. Gribble at Prairie View School]
Class roster for P. J. Gribble, a teacher at Prairie View School; the names of the children are listed on the second page, and are divided into three different columns.
[Community Church, Masonic Lodge No. 999, Haslet School]
Photograph of a rural building built in 1880 that served as the Community Church, Masonic Lodge and school. Of the two front doors, the right one is wide open. A chimney and outside stair case are visible. There is a second set of two doors and four windows visible in the photograph.
[Contract Between J. C. and Ella Willis and the Haslet State Bank Number 1]
Photocopy of a contract prepared between the Haslet State Bank and J. C. Willis and Ella Willis; this document outlines the dimensions of a piece of land establishing the borders of the land.
[Contract Between J. C. and Ella Willis and the Haslet State Bank Number 2]
Photocopy of a General Warranty Deed prepared for J. C. and Ella Willis and Haslet State Bank. This deed specifies the dimensions of a piece of land being sold to the bank and the payment of three hundred dollars to the couple for said land.
[County Free Library]
Photograph of a rural class and teacher. There are 21 students and a teacher standing in front of a building. A sign on the building in the left background includes the words, "County Free Library." There are two visible windows and a set of doors in the background. Six students have no shoes on. Class names are as follows. Front row: Julia McNair, Reba Dot Kilpatrick, Billie Ann Kelly, D.L. Williams, Calvin Powell, Maxie Overstreet, Jack Fowler, Wayne Blevins. Second row: Lamoyne Shelton, Versie McKee, Guy Bell Jr., Coy Tucker, Pauline Stogsdill, Wanda Faye Ottinger, Wildin Elkins, Mamie Jewel Franks. Third row: J.B. Fowler, Charlie Stogsdill, Dewey Melear, Pauline Fowler, Joyce Hudnall. Fourth row: Mamie Ruth Willis, Teacher.
[Family Portrait of John and Victoria Singleton with their Children]
Family portrait of John B. and Victoria Singleton along with seven of their eleven children. John and Victoria are seated in the center and their children are positioned around them; the youngest children are positioned in the front while the older ones are in the back.
[Flyer Announcing an Open House at the Haslet Post Office]
Flyer advertising for the open house celebration at the Haslet Pose Office; it details the time and place as well as the items that will be served.
[Haslet baby and street]
Photograph of a baby sitting on a blanket in a field across from Main Street in Haslet. Background includes in unidentified order the lumber yard, blacksmith shop, grocery story, Masonic Lodge, Elkin's Cafe, Doc and Ben Gammill General Store. Baby is Doris Shelton Marcum at 18 months old.
[Haslet Baptist Church]
Photograph of three buildings taken on March 25, 1923: a private home, barn and church are visible. The private home is far in the left background and was the four room home of Charles and Susan Maloney. The barn is closer in the right background. The church is the focal point and occupies most of the frame. The church chimney, porch, front doors and seven windows are visible.
[Haslet boys basketball team]
Photograph of a boys basketball team and their coach. There are six members of the team and the third boy from the left is holding a basketball that has writing on it that says "Haslet 1930-31." There is a wooden sign, building and automobile in the background. As appearing in the photograph, from left to right, these are the names and positions of each team member: Mr. Bridges (coach), Clifford Hall (guard), J.D. Thompson (forward), Clarence Frank (guard), Leo Stogsdill (center), Leslie Jackson (forward), and Loyd Jackson (guard).
[Haslet girls basketball team]
Photograph of a girls basketball team and their coach. There are ten members of the team and the third girl from the bottom left row is holding a basketball that has writing on it that says "Haslet 1930-31." A building and three automobiles are visible in the background. As appearing in the photo, top row, from left to right: Pauline Cherry (coach), Marguerite Butler, Irene Powell, Elva Murphy, Carmen Hanes, and Artie Veta Freeman. Bottom row, from left to right: Opal White, Lela Bell Hill, Nina Washington, Lila Mae Franks, and Leona Owens.
[Haslet High School Baccalaureate Service]
Program from the baccalaureate service for the Haslet High School class of 1941-42; this program outlines the order of events and the names of the people who will be performing each action. Names of the graduating class are listed on the reverse side of the program though not in the order that they walked in.
[Haslet Methodist Church]
Photograph of a large group of unidentified people in front of a rural church building that was built in 1910. Children are positioned on ground, women are positioned in the middle and men are positioned standing up. A portion of the roof and chimney are visible. There is a visible door on the left of the photograph and a set of visible doors on the right of the photograph. An outside light and two windows are visible in the photograph.
[Haslet public school]
Photograph of the original Haslet school. Two young girls are standing in front of the school building on a sidewalk that has the phrase "Public 97 School" affixed to it in big white letters. There are five visible windows. The girls are wearing blouses, skirts, socks and dress shoes. On the back of the photograph it is written "Original Haslet School, Built 1914."
[Haslet street and businesses]
Photograph of a street lined by six visible buildings. An automobile is visible on the left hand side of the photograph behind a rail road crossing sign. A second automobile is visible towards the middle of the photograph, to the left of a power line. The third building in from the right hand side of the photograph has a sign that includes this name: "Baltzelle Groceries".
Photograph of three visible headstones. The most prominent headstone reads: "Mother/ Martha Elizabeth Moon/ Apr. 20, 1867/ Feb. 2, 1934/ A sleep with Jesus." There are two shovels visible to the left of the central headstone. In the top right corner there is barely visible a fence and dirt road.
Photograph of three full visible headstones. There is a partial view of two headstones on the right hand side of the photograph. The prominent head stone is for Robert E. Moon and the dates listed on the headstone are November 4, 1863 and November 1, 1908. There are several trees in the background. In the foreground there is visible a bouquet of flowers and two shovels.
[Historians' Report of 1963 to 1964]
Historians' report from 1963 to 1964 concerning the Haslet PTA meetings that took place over the last year. The report says the meetings took place "regularly at 2:00 P. M. the second Wednesday of each month." The report also details its officers and chairmen as well as the projects sponsored by the PTA for that year: "Halloween Carnival with a profit of: $598.60," and a talent show.
[Letter from J. B. Taylor to L. C. Hudnall, April 12, 1930]
Photocopy of a letter from J. B. Taylor of the Haslet Lodge, No. 999 to L. C. Hudnall requesting his presence at an upcoming meeting taking place on April 19, 1930. The letter says at the very end that this meeting was called by "Bro. Thos R. James."
[Letter from Margaret B. Guy to Tom Ringo, June 16, 1965]
Letter from Margaret B. Guy to Tom Ringo saying that "for the first time incorporated communities up to 500 population can participate in the Community Improvement Program of the Texas Agricultural Service." The letter says that Reagan Brown "can make a group believe they can do anything."
[Letter from Reagan Brown to All County Extension Agents, May 27, 1969]
Letter from Reagan Brown to all of the county extension agents of the Texas counties involved in the Texas Community Improvement Program. The letter says that the contest has come to a close and the winners were "Crawford, McClennan County- $550, Gober, Fannin County - $450, Quitaque, Briscoe County - $350, and Haslet, Tarrant County - $250." He finishes by congratulating all of the contestants and encourages all to "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."
[Letter from the Texas State Department of Health to B. L. Nelson & Associates, Inc., August 17, 1970]
Letter from the Texas State Department of Health to B. L. Nelson & Associates, Inc. in regards to their "revised plans and specifications" for the sewage treatment plant and lines proposal. The letter expresses approval of the plan and deems it worth to be sent to the Federal Water Quality Administration "for their review and subsequent approval."
[Lone Star School]
Photograph of two groups of people inside a rural school building. One group of people are facing forward and the other group are facing backward. There are four windows visible in the photograph. A hurricane lamp is visible towards the left middle of the frame. Women and girls are wearing dresses and hats. Men and boys are wearing coats and bow ties. A decoration at the top left hanging from the ceiling appears to say "Welcome."
[Lone Star School]
Photograph of a rural class and teacher. Class stands in front of school building. Two doors are visible on building. Girls are wearing hair bows and dresses. Teacher and most of the boys are wearing coats and ties. One boy is wearing overalls and one boy is wearing a buttoned, collared shirt with neck tie. Class names are identified as best as possible by Jack Britain. Top row, from left to right: Lennie Underwood, Mona B. Britain, Virgie Morgan, Rosana Francisco, Gene Allen (Teacher), Gracie Morgan, Bertha Francisco, Margaret Francisco, Evie Mosaly. Second row (girls from left): Ola Clower, Emma Clower, Fern Francisco, Mattie Combs, Bernice Combs, Norma (Noma) Bremman. Second row (boys to right): Johnny Mosaly, Walter Combs, Claude Francisco, Walter Francisco, Charlie Green, Bill Mosaly. Bottom row: Eunice Britain, unidentified first name Francisco, Tinny Frisbie, Earl Combs, Jack Britain, Herschel Green, Roy Haley, Henry Haley.
[Man and two woman]
Photograph of two women and one man. There is a partial view of a vehicle and signs behind them. One sign reads "Mill Dry Goods & Groc" and the other sign is a partial view of a Coca-Cola sign. The women are wearing dresses and the woman on the left is holding an unidentifiable object. The man is standing between the two women and has his arms around them. He is wearing spectacles, a white collared shirt and tie with vest. On the back of the photograph it is written "Haslet Drug Store, 102 Main, Hellen Frank, Olalee Holt, Forace Frank, Haslet Post Master)."
[Man walking by porch]
Photograph of a man walking by a porch. There is a white house and shrubbery in the background. A porch roof and floor and wooden fold-out chair are visible. The man is wearing black pants, belt, buttoned shirt and cowboy hat. His hat hides his entire face. Written on the back of the photograph is "Noble Lee Rust."
[Memorandum from Reagan Brown to All Community Secretaries, May 31, 1965]
Memorandum from Reagan Brown to "All Community Secretaries, All Extension Agents." The letter continues by saying that unincorporated and incorporated towns are now eligible to participate in the Texas Community Improvement Program.
[The News-Tribune Newspaper Clipping from July 30, 1976]
Newspaper clipping from The News-Tribune with an article written by Mrs. H. W. Godbey; on the reverse side there is a sports article written by Jack Murphy. Godbey's article describes the history of Haslet, Texas and says the last cotton gin in town had been sold and how the state of the town had worsened since 1936 when it had "two grocery stores, one notion store, two or three cafes, two filling stations, two cotton gins, three churches, one drug store and a high school." Murphy's article talks mostly about statistics in the National Football League.
[Newspaper Article Concerning the Construction of a New School]
Newspaper article concerning the plans for the construction of a new high school near Justin, Texas, specifically a "mile west of the intersection of State Highway 114 and Farm Road 156." There is already a "deep water well which will give the school an abundant supply," and there will be the latest technology in the science rooms and home economics classes.
[Newspaper Article Concerning the First Bale of Cotton in 1949]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Bell May Get First Bale of 1949 Cotton." This article discusses the first bale of cotton being picked in Tarrant County by Guy Bell, Jr. of Saginaw; the rest of the article discusses his father winning the award in the past and the far that he operates on. The prize for the previous year's winner was "a championship belt buckle, $105 in cash and $25 in merchandise."
[Newspaper Article Concerning the Turkey Situation]
Newspaper clipping with an article detailing the "turkey situation" for Thanksgiving 1949. This article talks about Mrs. Joe Lindsey of Avondale and her preparations for her turkey; the photograph shows her in her kitchen standing over her barbecued turkey.
[Newspaper Article Describing Dr. J. H. Gammill's Tax Aid]
Newspaper clipping of an article describing the helpful actions of Dr. J. H. Gammill; he says that taxes "are a solemn obligation." Dr. Gammill had done a lot for Haslet and the people in it, one story in the article says that he occasionally "pays a neighbor's tax bill himself."
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Friday April 25 Big Day for Haslet"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Friday April 25 Big Day for Haslet" printed in bold print. This article talks about the contest that the town entered sponsored by the Texas Electric Company and that April 25, 1968 is the day when the judges come to town and judge the winners of the contest. Later, the article describes the improvements made throughout the town during the span of time it was involved.
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Haslet Improved Group Wins Second Place"]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Haslet Improvement Group Wins Second Place." This article describes the placements of different groups in Haslet in the community improvement contest: "Graves presented a plaque to the president in commemoration of our achievement of being second place winner in the district." The article on the reverse side is entitled "Watauga Acts to Seek Larger Line" and discusses the city's attempt to "install a larger trunk line as part of the city's water supply."
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Haslet Puts On Sunday Best"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Haslet Puts On Sunday Best." The article goes on to explain the judging taking place in Haslet, Texas as part of the Texas Community Improvement Program: "Haslet is one of four finalists of 303 entries in the program sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service." The photograph in the corner shows Mrs. Maud Anna Ritchey presenting flowers to the three judges of the competition.
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Tarrant's Own Podunk (Haslet Among Top 4 in Improvement"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Tarrant's Own Podunk (Haslet) Among Top 4 in Improvements." This article goes through the improvements that Haslet made during the competition different communities entered into to see who could improve their towns the most. Mrs. E. R. Lewis is the main spokeswoman in this article and she says that "families are starting to move back to Haslet," after the community got smaller due to Fort Worth's growth.
[Newspaper Article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 21, 1996]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Small country town keeps legends" printed above a large photograph of an old home built in "1880 from donations from local political candidates and was used as a church and Masonic lodge." The article itself details the history of the town itself, where it got its name, and general events that had taken place over the years. There are other articles on the reverse side of the clipping, one entitled "Police warn of 'inheritance' scam as Fort Worth retiree swindled" and another "Body of stabbing victim found in burning house."
[Newspaper Article Saying Haslet was Buying a Pumper Truck]
Newspaper article saying Haslet, Texas was buying a new pumper truck; there are three photographs on the paper that depict the volunteers of the department, the hose brigade, and the Haslet Fire Hall. The text in the article describes the formation of the department and a short paragraph about the Newark Volunteer Fire Department.
[Newspaper Clipping Advertising the Haslet High School Homecoming]
Newspaper clipping of an article advertising a homecoming celebration for all "former graduates and teachers of Haslet High School." The last sentence says that the following school year "the school will become part of a consolidated district with Justin and Rhome."
[Newspaper Clipping Concerning the Haslet Mayor]
Newspaper clipping of an article written by Jim W. Jones about the Haslet, Texas mayor Will A. Shaw becomming "city attorney in his neighboring town, Blue Mound."
[Newspaper Clipping Entitled "Airport site neighbors surprised"]
Newspaper clipping of an article written by Mark S. Leach concerning the placement of a new airport near Haslet, Texas. The article discusses the opposition to the proposed airport: "Keller Mayor Nick Powell said the proposal "magnifies our concerns of air safety and noise"."
[Newspaper Clipping Entitled "Haslet to Honor Prodding Grandma for Contest Help"]
Newspaper clipping with a an article entitled "Haslet to Honor Prodding Grandma for Contest Help." The author of this article, Jim W. Jones, says that the grandma will be honored for "prodding that town into taking first in the district and fourth in the state in a community self-betterment contest." The woman's name is Lallie Lewis and she is receiving her own appreciation day.
[Newspaper Clipping for Dealous Witt Moon, Jr.'s Funeral Services]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Rites Today for Boy Car Victim." The article describes the accident that took place along the highway where Dealous Witt Moon Jr. was killed by a swerving car.
[Newspaper Clipping from Haslet's Carnival]
Newspaper clipping with a photograph of two children in fake crowns; the caption on the bottom reads: "Haslet's Carnival king and queen, Pam Lewallen and Danny Tollett were crowned Saturday night during the annual PTO Halloween Carnival."