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[Affidavit In Any Fact by Lee E. Bowers]

Description: Affidavit In Any Fact by Lee E. Bowers, regarding unusual activity in a railroad yard prior to the President's assassination. Bowers states that he watched multiple cars engage in suspicious activity by a street that dead ended at the railroad yard near North Tower Union Terminal Company, where he worked. About 10 minutes after he saw the last car leave he heard gunshots.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Collins, Patsy
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. When they came to this area, they camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the English and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Three Women in a Railroad Car

Description: Photograph of three women standing inside of a Santa Fe Railroad box car. They are wearing white dresses with puffed sleeves and large hats.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Dr. S.M. Brown Residence

Description: Photograph of Dr. S.M. Brown's residence. The house is one-story with a front porch and a large white picket fence surrounding the house and the tree-filled yard. In the foreground is tall grass and puddles. In the lower right-hand corner are railroad tracks. Written on the photograph is, "Dr S.M. Brown Res. Front St. To Freight Depot, To Adams Bayou."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Fort Worth & Denver City Roundhouse Built at Childress Shop Yards in 1910]

Description: Photograph of the Forth Worth & Denver City Railroad roundhouse and shop yards in Childress, Texas. This photograph contains two images. The top image is of the roundhouse and the bottom image is of the shop yard. The roundhouse is made of brick and mortar and is surrounded by several train tracks and wheels. The shop yard is full of buildings, structures, and steam engines labeled "Fort Worth & Denver".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[The Era of the Steam Engine Would Soon End]

Description: Photograph of seven steam engines lined in a row on a railroad track. The first steam engine is labeled number 402. There are poles in the background and weeds in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[The "Silver Chief" Texas Zephyr]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Zephyr known as the "Silver Chief". The zephyr is traveling along the Fort Wort & Denver- Burlington Route. There is another set of train tracks in front of the moving zephyr and power lines are present in the top right hand corner of the photograph. The name "Silver Chief" is visible on the side of the zephyr.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[And the Shriners! Ready to Roll!]

Description: Photograph of Shriners and a marching band on and in front of a steam engine train. There is a sign on the train labeled "El Mina Temple, Galveston".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[The First Diesel Engine in Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of boxcars being pulled by a diesel engine train. The train tracks are located in a barren area and there is a railroad sign on the far right hand of the photograph.
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[The Railroaders Who Make Them Roll]

Description: Photograph of four men and the railroad conductor posing in front of a steam engine. The train is labeled number 67 and is carrying a single car. There are buildings along the side of the train tracks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[The Train That Brought FDR to Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a steam engine traveling across an open field. There are parked cars waiting along both sides of the train tracks and the drivers are waiting outside their cars. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a passenger on the train according to the handwriting on the edge of the photograph.
Date: 1938
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Childress Shop Yards Built in 1910]

Description: Photograph of railroad shop yards in Childress, Texas. There are two sets of train tracks, one smaller than the other, with various buildings and structures in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Train Tracks on a Hill]

Description: Photograph of a pair of train tracks stretching along a hill. Evergreen trees and shrubs are visible on either side of the tracks. Snow can be seen along the base of poles that run along the tracks and on the landscape in the background. Part of a fence is visible on the left side of the photo.
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Heavily Damaged Buildings]

Description: Photograph of damaged brick buildings behind railroad tracks. A building in the background to the left is gutted with its lower windows choked with piles of rubble. The closer building to the right is missing significant portions of its wall. The remains of a covering structure stands before the building and over the tracks.
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Train Tracks]

Description: Photograph of railroad tracks that pass through a hilly and wooded area. There is a signpost just left of the track.
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Railroad Tracks Along the Base of a Hill]

Description: Photograph of railroad tracks curling around the foot of a hill. A few bare trees appear together on the hill near some small signs. In the right background, a row of evergreen trees appears next to rail cars.
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Texas and Pacific Railway Terminal

Description: Photograph of the Texas and Pacific Terminal at Main and Front Streets in Fort Worth, Texas taken from a postcard. It opened on Dec 16, 1889. The red brick building with a fountain in a foreground was designed by architect O.H. Lang. It served Fort Worth until 1931, when a new larger terminal opened.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Section Foremen of the T&P Railway

Description: Photograph from 1890 of the section foremen on the Texas and Pacific Railway that ran between Sherman and Fort Worth. Standing L-R: William Ballew who had the Pilot Point section, T. Flynn who had the Collinsville north section, Joe Boston who had the Denton section. Seated L-R: B. Price who had the Tioga section, J. Wiggs who had the Collinsville south section, and John McLamore who had the Aubrey section.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Man Standing Before Ruined Buildings]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a jumpsuit and standing in front of railroad tracks and ruined buildings. Rubble is strewn about the areas behind him. He is squinting and holding a ring-shaped object in his right hand.
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum