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[Photograph: School Buildings]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph: Alto School House]

Description: Photograph of Alto's school house prior to its demolition. Text underneath the photograph reads: "Alto's School House is being Demolished. A Landmark of the Past is lost to History."
Date: November 1979
Item Type: Photograph

Alto School Buildings: A Research Paper

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
Item Type: Text

[Photograph: Alto's First Two Story Brick School House]

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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph: Second Two Story School Building]

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."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wald, Adams
Item Type: Photograph

Alto Fair and Flower Show

Description: Brochure for Alto Fair and Flower Show in Alto, Texas. The fair took place in Alto, Texas on November 10th, 11th, and 12th, 1927. The brochure includes a preface, program, and advertisements.
Date: November 1927
Item Type: Pamphlet

100 Years: Alto Methodist Church, 1852-1952

Description: Bound collection of historical information regarding the Methodist Church in Alto, Texas.
Date: 1952
Creator: Hargrove, Johnnie; Danheim, Verline; Quarles, Helen; Carter, Mamie Lee & Hampton, Marshall
Item Type: Book

Alto City Directory, 1920

Description: Directory to the city of Fort Worth, Texas includes lists of important institutions and locations as well as listings for businesses and individuals.
Date: August 15, 1920
Item Type: Pamphlet

Forest Hill Plantation, Alto, Texas

Description: Brochure about Forest Hill Plantation located near Alto, Texas. It includes information about the family history of the plantation owners, as provided by The Thursday Study Club.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet

Early Merchants of Alto, Cherokee County, Texas

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kennedy, Guynell Watters
Item Type: Paper

History of the Ferris Farm

Description: Typed history of the Ferris Farm, located six miles west of Alto, Texas, accompanied by a 7-page letter with additional details.
Date: {1936, 1993-09-10}
Creator: Bertolinio, Mildred Nicar
Item Type: Text

[Photograph: Early Merchants in Alto, Texas]

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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph: Early Merchants of Alto, Texas]

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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph