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Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photo, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago Rock Island survey crew posing with surveying instruments in front of a tent, 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