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Description: Research paper prepared for a class reunion. It includes a narrative about the history of the school buildings in Alto, Texas, a bibliography of sources, some class rolls and copies of other related documents and photographs.
Date: November 1980
Creator: Kennedy, Guynell Watters
Description: Program for Commencement Exercises at B. T. Washington High School on May 27, 1959. Includes the program of events for educational services held on May 24th and commencement exercises held May 27th.
Date: May 1959
Creator: B. T. Washington High School
Description: Diary of Joe Summers, written from 1880 to 1912 in Alto, Texas. Diary entries focus on changes in the weather and everyday life. It includes an introductory biographical sketch of Summers and an index following page 340.
Creator: Summers, Joe
Item Type: Book
Description: Research paper which provides information about the early merchants of Alto, Texas, including transcripts of letters, certificates, ads and stories from newspapers, and other related documents.
Creator: Kennedy, Guynell Watters
Item Type: Paper
Description: Photocopies of Stribling's Funeral Home Records dating from August 1929 through August 1933 and September 1937 through June 1941. It includes a listing of each person buried by the funeral home with birth and death date, age, date of burial, and other known details. An index is at the front.
Description: Invitation to the Annual Commencement Exercises at B. T. Washington High School on April 21st and 22nd, 1910.
Creator: Alto High School
Description: Photograph of Alto's first two-story brick school house. The building was built during 1905 and 1906. In the photograph, students and children stand in front of the building. Text underneath the photograph reads: "Alto's First 2 Story Brick School House Built in 1905-1906. Teachers: Mr. J. J. Crook, Miss Barker, Mrs. Terrell. 1906-1907 School Year. Copy made by Mrs. Frances Thomas from original borrowed from Miss Marie Latham."
Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas inside a room. On the far left, one man is measuring the waist of a second man; on the far right, a third man is running a sewing machine. A young boy is visible in the center of the image. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Copy of the original picture. Fred Crouch (known as "dude") is at the sewing machine. Arch Holcomb is measuring. Bill Francis is standing in the doorway. Frank, Haws, and Crouch Dry Good Store was in a corner building where the Humble Station is located."
Description: Photograph of the early merchants of Alto, Texas. Text beneath the photograph reads: "Top Row--left to right--Jim Hogan, Ben Baker, George Crouch, Jim Allen, H. Getz, Morgan Ahearn. Second Row--on horse--Dr. Allison, Jim Berryman, Douglas Brock, Bob Allen, Miller Brook, Mart Thomas, Emory Watters, Milton Acrey, Walter Crouch, John Wood, Mallie Houston, Claud Coats, Wilbur Armstrong, Holly Agnew, Jim Watters, A. C. (Ell) Crouch."
Description: Photographs of school buildings in Alto, Texas. The first (top) photo is a two-story brick building with a tower on the left side and a peaked roof; text on the photo says "High School. Alto, Tex." The second (bottom) photo is a two-story, square-shaped brick building with a flat roof.
Description: Copy print of the Alto Public School; the building was cut out of the original print and rephotographed on a pressboard background. Text at the bottom of the original photo says "Alto Public School, Dec. 5th 29, Photo Adams Waco." The re-print is attached to a sheet of paper with the caption: "The Second 2 Story School House was remodeled and made into a One Story Brick Building in 1926. A Gymnasium and Home-Making Department was added to the East side in 1952-52."
Creator: Wald, Adams