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Railroad Survey Crew Member in Front of Covered Bridge, c. 1902

Description: Covered bridge. Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose in front of a covered wooden bridge, c. 1902. The crew surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1902. Two of the crew members remained in the area and established the town of Irving along the tracks.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile section of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and south Texas before arriving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. When they came to this area, they camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the English and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Four members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose in front of their tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they surveyed a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose with Survey Tools, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose with their survey tools, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile section between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903. C. P. Schulze, Sr., brother of one of the town co-founders, is on the far left.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose with Surveying Tools, c. 1902

Description: Two members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose with their surveying tools, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Working on Wooden Construction, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew working on a wooden construction, c. 1902. The crew later worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Pausing to Eat, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pause to eat, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. They surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photograph, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose with their surveying tools, c. 1902. The crew worked worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses for Photo in Camp, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose for a photo, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses for Photo in Camp, c. 1902

Description: Railroad survey crew with surveying instruments, c. 1902. Members of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf survey crew, who worked a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, pose in their camp with their surveying instruments.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Railroad survey crew posing with survey instruments, c. 1902. Members of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf survey crew that prepared a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Ft. Worth pose in their camp in coats and ties. C. P. Schulze, brother of crew foreman J. O. Schulze, is standing second from the right. J. O. Schulze co-founded the town of Irving in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Poses on Bridge Across Creek, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose on a bridge across a creek. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew's Camp, c. 1902

Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in front of a tent in their camp, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Seiber Store - Interior

Description: Henry Alvis Seiber owned this general store along Main Street in Irving, Texas, c. 1915.
Date: c. 1915

View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

Description: View of the interior of one the tents of the members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

W. D. Lucas with Children

Description: W. D. "Doug" Lucas poses with his three children: Howard, Roy (baby), and Lorene. W. D. Lucas owned a general store on Main Street in Irving from 1906 to 1931.
Date: c. 1912

J. O. Schulze, c. 1960

Description: Portrait of J. O. Schulze smoking a pipe, c. 1960. J. O. Schulze co-founded the city of Irving, Texas, in 1903. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1875. He was head of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew when he came to Texas. He left the crew and founded the town of Irving along the tracks of the CRI&G between Dallas and Fort Worth in December 1903. During the summer of 1903, he married Agnes Sueppel Schulze in Iowa City, Iowa.
Date: 1960~

Brick School Building Being Torn Down

Description: The Irving Independent School District was established in 1909. The district built a three-story brick school building in 1913. The building, which came to be known as "Old Red," housed the entire student body for a number of years. It later became the elementary school and then the administration building. It was torn down in 1959.
Date: 1959

Otis Brown's First House in Irving

Description: Otis Brown built the first house in Irving in 1903. He and his wife Netta lived there until they built a larger home in 1905. Brown sold this home to Chaney Miller. Miller had it enlarged, and he or a member of his family lived in the house until it was torn down in the 1970s.
Date: 1950~

Irving State Bank Board of Directors, 1949

Description: Members of the Irving State Bank board of directors, 1949. Standing left to right are: Dr. F. M. Gilbert; W. E. Harrington; John Brandenburg; Charlie Lucas; and Zack Gilliland; seated left to right are: Charles Schulze, Jr.; Louis Blaylock; Mac Clawson; Bill Gilbert; Larry Bellah; W. H. (Boots) Roberts; and Gus Crassons.
Date: 1949

Bill Gilbert at Irving State Bank

Description: Two men shaking hands. Bill Gilbert (left) greeting customer Albert Farine in Irving State Bank's new building, 1947. The Merchants and Planters Bank was organized in 1907. Chaney and Fletcher Miller took over operation of the bank and in 1908 and had it chartered as the Irving State Bank. It later became Irving Bank and Trust Company and remained in business along Main Street until 1975.
Date: 1947

PTA Officers, 1936

Description: PTA officers for the Irving public school system in 1936. Seated left to right: Mrs. F. N. Broach, Mrs. H. W. Simmons, Mrs. W. H. George, Mrs. Edgar Davis, Mrs. Ralph Barr, Mrs. Clyde Kirkpatrick, and Mrs. W. R. Duckworth; standing left to right: Mrs. A. C. Bolden, Mrs. R. L. Kirkpatrick, School Supt. A. S. Johnston, Mrs. Johnston, and Mrs. Ben Hurwitz.
Date: 1936