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[Marker: Fort Johnson]

Description: Photograph of the marker for Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part of the defense of the military road from Red River to Austin, named in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888), commander of the Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place of rendezvous for the Snivley Expedition which set out April 25, 1843. The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Marker: George R. Reeves]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Marker: Louis Wilmouth]

Description: Photograph of the marker for Louis Wilmouth in Sadler, Texas. Text: A San Jacinto veteran - born in Kentucky, 1806 - died November 11, 1893. His wife Ellen Vittitoe Wilmouth died January 22, 1896.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Marker: Thompson House]

Description: Photograph of the marker for the Thompson House in Denison, Texas. Text: Built by Judge James G. Thompson in the early 1840's on the south bank of Red River at Preston Road. In 1942 it was bought by Ms. Nellie Chambers and moved east of Denison to save it from the advancing waters of the newly formed Lake Texoma. Upon her death, her heirs donated the home to the village. It was moved to its present location and restored in 1986.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Description: Photograph of the marker for the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established about 1837 for trade with the Indians of the Red River region and the Western Plains. Here many white captives of the red men were redeemed. From its vicinity, the Snively Expedition set out for New Mexico on April 25, 1843. Abandoned after Coffee's death in 1846. Erected by the State of Texas 1936.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Photograph of Austin College]

Description: Photograph of the Austin College campus in Sherman, Texas. The photograph focuses on a square building with a parking lot beside it and trees and shrubs in front of it. The American and Texas flags are being flown in front of the building.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Photograph of Barron Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to Barron Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas. The gate leading in is a short, simple chain link fence. A grave can be seen past the historical marker and trees and plants are overgrown in the cemetery.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Photograph of Binion Homestead]

Description: Photograph of the front of Binion Homestead in Pilot Grove, Texas. The home is two-stories with an attic, and a balcony spans the second story of the house. American and Texas flags are mounted on the pillars at the front of the house.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Photograph of Binkley Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the former location of the Binkley Hotel in Sherman, Texas. The building has been converted into a Chase bank and there is a sign out front advertising for office space. It is a small, one-story building and has the logo for Chase near the entrance.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie

[Photograph of Cannon Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of Cannon Cemetery. There is a sign that reads "Cannon Cemetery" with a white cross on top of the sign. There is a large tree in the cemetery and several headstones are visible. There are flowers on some of the headstones.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie