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[J. B. and Katie Dickey's House in Pottsboro, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the home of J. B. and Katie Dickey. The wooden house has a single story, a porch to the right side, and a gable over the front door. A handwritten note on the reverse side of the photo indicates that the house was located north of Pottsboro Library until it burned down in a 1994 fire.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

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~
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[William and Birtie Clountz with Their Grandmother]

Description: Photograph of William Clountz sitting on a raised porch in front of his elderly grandmother, Nancy Hoover Clountz, who sits in a rocking chair. Birtie Clountz kneels with a dog in the yard below.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Photograph of Fort Johnson]

Description: Photograph of the site of Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. The area is an empty field with a gate blocking a dirt path.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of George R. Reeves' Grave]

Description: Photograph of George R. Reeves' tombstone in Pottsboro, Texas. The tombstone reads: Honorable George R. Reeves, born January 3, 1826, died September 5, 1882. Aged 56 years 8 months & 2 days.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Hagerman]

Description: Photograph of where Hagerman used to be in Pottsboro, Texas. There is an empty field with tall grass and trees in the distance.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]

Description: Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Confederate Lady Paul Revere, Sophia Porter, (1813-1899) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Settled 1839 at Glen Eden, a site now under Lake Texoma (N of here). Her husband, early trader Holland Coffee, built fine home. Guests included Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, other army of officers, 1845-60. During Civil War, wined and dined passing federal scouts found out they were seeking Col. Jas. Bourland, Confederate Defender of Texas Frontier, while guests were busy, she slipped out, swam her horse across icy Red River, warned Col. Bourland, helped prevent federal invasion of North Texas. (1965)
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Sophia Porter]

Description: Photograph of the historical marker for Sophia Porter in Pottsboro, Texas. The marker is in the woods and is surrounded by leaves and trees.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Description: Photograph of the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. The marker for the site is next to a sign for Preston Bend Pet Cemetery. There are trees and bushes behind the signs.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Preston Road/Shawnee Trail]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Preston Road/Shawnee Trail in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: In 1840, authorized by an 1838 act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Col. W.G. Cooke and the Texas First Infantry Regiment laid out a military road from Austin through what became Dallas to the Holland Coffee Trading Post on Red River (later covered by Lake Texoma). Coffee developed the town of Preston near the trading post, and Cooke's military route became known as Preston Road between Red River and Dallas. Immigrants came from Missouri and Arkansas through Indian Territory (Oklahoma) into Texas along Preston Road. In one six-week period in 1845, roughly 1,000 wagons crossed the river into Texas. From the mid-1850s the road marked the route for Texas's first cattle drive. Later known as the Shawnee Trail, it probably was named for a Native American village called Shawneetown north of what became Denison. Cattle swam the Red River at Rock Bluff Crossing, a natural rock formation that served as a chute into the water, later the site of the city of Sherman's water intake station on Lake Texoma. This remained the principal route to the North for Texas cattle until the Civil War. The last large herds moved through Grayson County in 1871. The old route remains visible at Rocky Point on Lake Texoma, and along Hanna Drive. The overall passage is followed by parts of Preston Road in Grayson County, a farm-to-makret road and State Highway Route 289, and Preston Road in Dallas. (1998)
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Pottsboro]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Caddo and Wichita Indian tribes occupied this area before Anglo settlement began in the 19th century among the early settlers was James G. Thompson, whose daughter, Sarah Virginia, married James A. Potts (1938-1905), a Confederate veteran, rancher, and land developer who moved to Grayson County in 1868. Recovering from a long construction delay caused by the Civil War, railroads began building lines through this area of Texas in the late 1870s. James and Sarah Potts deeded land for a right-of-way to the Denison and Pacific Railway, a subsidiary of the Missouri-Kansas-Railroad, in 1878, James Potts is credited with drawing up the plat for the new railroad town named in his honor. Within a decade Pottsboro boasted homes, churches, general stores, gristmills, a cotton gin, post office, hotel/saloon, and school. The town was incorporated on June 19, 1885. Pottsboro sustained serious damage from major fires in 1892, 1923, and 1924, but the citizens rebuilt and the town prospered. United States government construction of Perrin Army Air Field and Lake Texoma during 1940s brought additional economic benefits to the town, which continues to play a vital role in the history of Grayson County.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Pottsboro]

Description: Photograph of a part of Pottsboro, Texas with a street winding through it. In the background of the photograph, there is a traffic light and several houses. There is a sign that reads: Drug free, gun free, school zone.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West