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Swan Store in Normanna

Description: Photograph of a group of men of the Swan Store in Normanna. Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Swan and family moved from Illinois to Normanna in 1889. For many years they were leaders in the community, and he is known as the “father of Normanna”. Mr. Swan served as county commissioner of Precinct Two for several years. Mrs. Swan taught in the Normanna Public School. She also organized the Normanna Country Woman’s Club, the first country club to federated in Texas. He died in 1918, and she in 1935. The store in the picture was owned by John Swan. Pictured from left to right are Dayton Roberts, James W. Robinson, Jim Sheive, Jim Moore, Sam Bridge, Dolph Garner, Henry Nutt, John Swan, Kay Smith, Mr. Lawrence, and Llywelyn Roberts (barefoot boy).
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Transcript of Letter from James W. Robinson to Branch T. Archer, Stephen F. Austin, and William H. Wharton, December 19, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James W. Robinson to Branch T. Archer, Stephen F. Austin, and William H. Wharton, on December 19, 1835, introducing Major Hawkins and noting that he would do well in the Navy of Texas.
Date: December 19, 1835
Creator: Robinson, James W.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History