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Minnie Clountz and Family

Description: Photograph of the Clountz family standing in front of their home. The five children in front are Henry, Willie, Vessie, Bertie, and Gertie. The parents, Henry and Minnie, lean against the porch to the right. Elderly Nancy Clountz sits on the porch behind them.
Date: 1922~
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Clinton Bates and Dorothy Clement]

Description: Photograph of Clinton Bates and Dorothy Clement standing together in front of a stage curtain. Bates wears a hat, striped shirt, and jeans. Clement wears a broad hat and dress. The reverse side of the image notes that this was from a Pottsboro High School play.
Date: 1959
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[James Cook in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of James Waterson Cook wearing a military uniform while leaning against a prop fence in a portrait studio. A painted backdrop depicts trees in front of a white building. The the reverse side of the photo contains handwritten notes that include "Budo Cook," "WWII," "Pottsboro TX," and "Pacific Theater."
Date: 1943~
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Marker: George R. Reeves]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Description: Photograph of the marker for the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established about 1837 for trade with the Indians of the Red River region and the Western Plains. Here many white captives of the red men were redeemed. From its vicinity, the Snively Expedition set out for New Mexico on April 25, 1843. Abandoned after Coffee's death in 1846. Erected by the State of Texas 1936.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Fort Johnson]

Description: Photograph of the marker for Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part of the defense of the military road from Red River to Austin, named in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888), commander of the Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place of rendezvous for the Snivley Expedition which set out April 25, 1843. The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

1960 Pottsboro Fire Department "in uniform"

Description: Photograph of members of the Pottsboro, Texas, Fire Department posing between fire trucks at the Pottsboro Fire Department and City Hall. One group of the men stand between the trucks while another group sits out in front. Two of the seated men hold a sign that reads "Pottsboro Volunteer Fire Dept."
Date: 1960
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[News Script: Country club]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the formal opening of the Tanglewood-on-the-Lake, a plush resort country club next to Lake Texoma.
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Hagerman]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Hagerman in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: In 1904, James Patillo (J.P.) Smith platted streets here in a 10-acre wheat field and established the town of Hagerman, named for railroad attorney James P. Hagerman. The town consisted of 250 residents, a cotton gin, school, church, post office, railroad depot, and several businesses by 1910. The town prospered and grew to contain three churches and a three-teacher school. However, in the 1920s residents and businesses began to abandon the area when it became known that the creation of Lake Texoma would completely inundate the town. Lake Texoma was created in 1943. Sesquicentennial of Texas statehood 1845-1995.
Date: [2011-12..2012-03]
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West