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[Photograph of Andrew Hanson's Grave]

Description: Photograph of Andrew Hanson and his wife's, Anna's, tombstone in Sherman, Texas. Andrew was born in 1855 and died in 1940 and Anna was born in 1855 and died in 1915.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Andrew Hanson]

Description: Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Andrew Hanson in Sherman, Texas. Text: Owned Sherman's first bakery for 35 years. Born in Schleswigholstein, Denmark. Came to United States, 1872, and to Texas, 1878. With F.W. Boedeker (whose interest he soon bought) started the Star Bakery, 1879. Had first delivery service, first commercially made ice cream in town. Built family residence at two midtown sites. Married (1880) Anna Lundorf; had 4 children. His father, mother, and brothers came from Denmark to join him. All are buried here. Recorded - 1972.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Hall Furniture Building]

Description: Photograph of Hall Furniture Building in Sherman, Texas. It is a multistory building with Christmas decorations in the windows. In the large window on the first floor it reads "Antiques Visitor Center." There is a sign for the Hall Furniture Company on the wall and an electronic sign for the Antiques Visitor Center.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hopewell Baptist Church]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hopewell Baptist Church in Denison, Texas. Text: In 1874 this church was founded to serve the black community of this growing railroad town. Ministers from several Baptist churches in the county helped organize the new fellowship some of the charter members transferred from St. John Baptist church in Preston Bend. In 1877 fire destroyed the congregation's first meeting place. A frame building erected at this site was replaced in 1891 by a brick edifice. The present church was begun in 1915. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall spoke here in 1950. When Hopewell was host to the NAACP Regional Convention.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hendrix Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hendrix Cemetery in Sherman, Texas. Text: A native of North Carolina, John Hendrix (1798-1893) came to Texas in 1846 with his wife, Ruth (Stradef) (1804-1882), their children, and seven other families. Their first camp in the area is marked by a large boulder in this cemetery. Hendrix ran successful farming and nursery operations and became a prominent and influential citizen of Grayson County. Shortly after his arrival, Hendrix established this cemetery, located on land he acquired after his settlement here. The one-acre burial ground eventually was deeded to Grayson County. The first known burial, that of the infant son of M. and D. Perdue, took place in 1848. John and Ruth Hendrix are buried here as is their son Josiah Tompkins and daughter Nancy Hendricks Jennings. There are approximately forty-five marked graves in the Hendrix Cemetery, many date from the last half of the nineteenth century and some display illegible inscriptions. An unmarked section in the Northwest corner of the graveyard was reserved for slave burials. Used for more than one hundred years by Hendrix family relatives and descendants. Close friends and associates, the cemetery is a significant reminder of early Grayson County history.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Tom Randolph]

Description: Photograph of Tom Randolph's memorial. It is a large granite structure with columns and a statue in the middle. The sun is setting behind the memorial in this photograph.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Tioga United Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of Tioga United Methodist Church. It is a small white building with concrete stairs leading up to the building. There is a steeple on top of the building with a cross at the top. There is a sign outside for the church.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Thomas Jefferson Shannon]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Jefferson Shannon's gravestone. There is a symbol of the masons on his headstone. The stone is so old that the text is almost unreadable.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Tioga United Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Tioga United Methodist Church in Tioga, Texas. Text: Services began in homes of the Shiloh community, two miles to the east of here. In 1887, the worshipers organized the Shiloh Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mr. Allen as pastor. After Tioga was founded, the congregation moved here and erected original building on this site in 1893. Additional rooms and facilities have since been added to the central structure. This church has faithfully served Tioga. One of its members, Olan R. Van Zandt, was a representative, then senator, in the Texas legislature for 16 years, 1926-1942.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Terrell High School]

Description: Photograph of Terrell High School in Denison, Texas. The field is empty with a chain link fence surrounding it and buildings can be seen in the distance.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: St. Patrick's Catholic Church]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Denison, Texas. Text: St. Patrick's parish was founded in 1872 by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Galveston, Claude Dubuis. The first church building at this site, designed by noted architect Nicholas J. Clayton, was completed in 1898. Destroyed by fire in 1911, the structure was rebuilt, incorporating much of Clayton's original design into the new facade. Completed in 1914, the Gothic revival building features fine patterned brickwork and lancet arches. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1983.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of St. Mary's Catholic Church]

Description: Photograph of St. Mary's Catholic Church. It is a large brick building. The middle of the building is tall because of the bell tower. There are many stained glass windows. There is a sign outside for Saint Mary's Catholic Church.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Home of Thomas V. Munson]

Description: Photograph of the home of Thomas V. Munson to Denison, Texas. The two-story house has narrow windows with shutters. There is a fence around the yard and a paved path leading to the entrance and around the house. There a sign out front that reads: Vinita 1887. Thomas Volney Munson historic home.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: St. Mary's Catholic Church]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sherman, Texas. Text: The first recorded mass in Sherman took place in 1872, and three years later Bishop Claude Dubuis of the Diocese of Galveston created a parish here and sent the Rev. Louis Granger to serve as first pastor. A wooden chapel housed worship services until this church's building was completed in 1906. St. Mary's is an excellent example of the work of noted Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton, who included Gothic and Romanesque elements in his design. Built by contractor William Cornish & Sons, the church is a significant part of Sherman's architectural heritage.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Terrell High School]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Terrell High School in Denison, Texas. Text: Churches and private schools provided early education training for African American students in Denison until 1886, when Anderson Public High School opened at 530 W. Bond Street. To meet the need for improved and centralized facilities, district trustees opened a new school at this site in 1927. William R. Wims served as the first principal for Terrell School, named in honor of Augustus H. Terrell (d. 1929), noted educator, respected civic leader and first principal of Anderson High. The original school building served all grades and included four classrooms and a small auditorium. Prominent principals Wims, Mason S. Frazier and Evans Tyree Hardeman directed the school's expansion in its formative years to serve a growing community and provide increased educational opportunities. Early teachers received low salaries, but in 1946 Sammye Taylor Savage, elementary teacher at Terrell, successfully sued for pay equalization throughout the district. Terrell students set high standards in academics, the arts and athletics. The school produced many accomplished civic, business, and professional leaders, as well as performing artists and athletes. The winning traditions of Terrell's maroon and white Dragons, including state football championships in the 1940s, were a source of community pride and identity. With the implementation of integration came the close of Terrell High School, and the last class graduated in May 1967. Later used for middle and elementary school classes, the campus was razed in 2000, the year a new Terrell Elementary School opened nearby (200 yds. se). Today, the history of the high school, in existence for forty years, continues to live on in the Terrell name and in the memories of its alumni.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Thompson House #1]

Description: Photograph of information for Thompson House in Denison, Texas. Text: The James G. Thompson house was moved to Grayson County Frontier Village in 1990 having been moved from Nellie Chambers property on PawPaw Hill east of Denison. Mrs. Chambers moved the house to her property from Preston Bend but never got the whole structure. Thompson, Grayson County's first County Judge, also served as postmaster. Thompson being a cabinet maker, with the help of his family and possible slaves, built the "log frame" home using white oak logs. A wide hall in the center of the house leads to a back porch with small rooms on each end. One room served as a kitchen and the other Judge Thompson's office and post office. The hall gives the house the impression of a dog trot. It is noted that perhaps transients along the Thompson Ferry Road might have slept in the post office room without being taken into the family quarters.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Home of Thomas V. Munson]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Home of Thomas V. Munson (1843-1913) in Denison, Texas. Text: World famed grape culturist. Earned second degree ever given at Kentucky A.&M. College (1870). Moved to Denison 1876; became a civic leader and had nurseries for wide varieties of plants. In 1880's helped France save vineyards from root disease, and became second American ever named to French Legion of Honor. His scientific papers filed in Washington, D.C., are still used by horticulturists. He and his wife built this home 1887. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1967.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of St. Patrick's Church]

Description: Photograph of St. Patrick's Church in Denison, Texas. The church has large stained glass windows on the front and the center of the building has a tall tower with a cross at the top. The doorway is in an arched design and there is a short stairway leading to the door.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: First Presbyterian Church and Manse]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for First Presbyterian Church and Manse in Whitewright, Texas. Text: On October 30, 1853, a Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in the home of Christopher Sears in nearby Lick Skillet (Pilot Grove). J. A. Zinn served as moderator, and T.E. Montgomery, J.D. Barbee, and J.T. Clark as first elders. The church established the Canaan and Sears Chapel congregations in the 1860s. Sears Chapel moved to Whitewright in 1883, built a sanctuary in 1899, and became First Presbyterian Church in 1907. This classical revival church building, erected by the congregation in 1930, features art glass windows and doors. The adjacent manse has provided housing for pastors since 1902.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of First Methodist Church of Whitewright]

Description: Photograph of First Methodist Church of Whitewright. The church is a large, white one-story building with a two-story tower on the right side. There are two wreaths on the doors to the church. There is a manger scene set up outside the church.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: First Methodist Church of Whitewright]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for First Methodist Church of Whitewright in Whitewright, Texas. Text: This congregation traces its history to Sears Chapel (one mile southeast), a union church established in the late 1850s at the home of early settlers Christopher and Mary Sears. In 1876 the Sears family deeded the land on which the Sears Chapel Church building stood to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The village of Whitewright was established in 1878. The Methodist congregation associated with Sears Chapel organized the First Methodist Church of Whitewright in 1882. By 1885 the congregation had completed a sanctuary and a parsonage and was served by the Rev. W. M. Robbins, a circuit-riding Methodist preacher. A Sunday school, organized in 1886, averaged about 50 pupils during its early years of operation. A new sanctuary, built at this site in 1895, served the congregation for over 100 years. A new parsonage was completed in 1930, and in 1942 the church erected an education building. Major renovations to the church and education buildings were completed in 1979. The church, renamed First United Methodist Church in 1968, supports a variety of special annual events and continues to be active in many local and foreign outreach programs.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph