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Description: Photograph of elderly Annie and John Sharpe standing together in a room decorated with plant life. Annie wears a dark dress and a brooch. John wears a pinstripe suit and holds a cigar. A window with a lace curtain appears at the back of the wall. A chest of drawers stands behind the pair.
Description: Biographical summary of Manuel Orgain, a "Negro cowman" who drove freight wagons and herded cattle and livestock through several trails across Texas, and to other states. It recounts several specific events, including a story about the 1869 flood on the San Gabriel River, and other storms.
Item Type: Paper
Description: Photograph of Emzie Fisher on train holding son, Lester Fisher, while on furlough during World War II.
Description: Photograph of the Hutto Swedish Lutheran Chuch Sunday School picnic on the San Gabriel River, just east of Jonah, on Gattis gravel bar.
Description: Photograph of members of the Osuna family, who were sharecroppers on the "Dunlop Place" near Andice, in an early stage of butchering a hog, 1949. After the hog's throat was cut, the carcass was dipped into scalding water to help remove the hair.
Description: Photograph of Francisco "Frank" Castro driving his mule-drawn trash wagon in downtown Taylor. One of Taylor's most popular businessmen, when Castro had to convert to tractor power, he did so reluctantly. Castro and his wife, Helen Fuentes Castro, raised five children in Taylor. Mr. Castro was the only trash collector for businesses in Taylor from 1935 to 1952. He supported his family and neighborhood during the depression.
Description: Photograph of Annie Sharpe standing outside in a snow-covered yard. She is wearing dark clothing and is waving towards the camera. Her house, yard, and an evergreen tree to the right is covered with snow.
Date: January 14, 1944