Three photographs, with top photo showing trains on the track, with the Swift Building in the background; middle photo shows the roundhouse, bottom photo is a closer shot of two trains on the track.
Copy of a land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Jack Brown about Southern Pacific Railroads potentially cancelling stops through smaller towns, such as Kaufman, Texas, which could negatively affect the economy and jobs in those smaller towns. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: December 13, 1977
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)