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Frazier, Rex Dunbar [p...
Students of the Univer...
August 18, 1915
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Various seals of industry for Houston and Harris County
Photograph of an advertising image of the variety of seals of industry related to Houston and Harris County. Cotton, sugar, lumber, cotton oil, shipping, railroads, and manufacturing are all represented....
Untitled Typed Manuscript
The type-written manuscript details the movement of John and Minerva Abercrombie from Alabama to Texas. It gives an account of their early years in Waverly, Texas, where Sallie Abercrombie was raised and...
Train on track during repair of Texas City junction
Train sits on track while a man walks along the recently repaired track around Texas City junction.
Thorjussen, Terge "Ted"
Ted Thorjussen is a native of Oslo, Norway. He started in the ship-broker business, then came to the U.S. for work, and later joined the U.S. Navy. He moved to Houston in 1970 and worked for a ship-broker,...
Texas lands for sale by Texas Land and Immigration Company
Advertisement depicting Texas lands for sale between 1900-1920.
Southern Pacific Railroad shops
Photograph of a printed engraving of the Southern Pacific Railroad shops. A number of tracks, empty and with train cars, are in the foreground in front of various buildings.
Southern Pacific equipment
Southern Pacific equipment borrowed for the cleanup/reconstruction of Galveston after the hurricane.
Repairing Galveston Electric Company track
Galveston Electric Company tracks in the process of being repaired near a baseball park.
Railroad Map of Texas East of the One Hundredth Meridian
Pedestrians alongside the Galveston Electric Company tracks
Pedestrians walk on the Seawall alongside the Galveston Electric Company tracks through City Park after the hurricane.
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Volume III, Number XII
Volume IV, Number XVI
Volume I, Number IV
Overturned Southern Pacific passenger station
Southern Pacific passenger train station lies overturned beside a set of railroad tracks.
Captain Roy Murray, Jr. began his maritime career with U.S. Merchant Marine before WWII. He sailed on cargo vessels during the war and became a captain at 25 years old. He came to the Port of Houston in...
Charles Mills is a native of Galveston, Texas and spent fifty years in the maritime industry. He joined the U.S. Merchant Marine in the late 1930s and sailed for Lykes Brothers Shipping. During this time...
Lyle Mellington was born in 1925 near Sedan, Kansas, the southern part of the state. His father was a pumper in the oilfields and moved the family to Oklahoma when Mellington was about 10 years old. He...
Map of the South West
The map displays all major railroads in Texas, and includes data about the land area, crops, and education of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Map of Houston
Photograph of a printed engraving from the "Texas World" newspaper depicting Houston as the hub of manufacturing and distributing for Texas. Shipping lines and numerous railroads are shown branching out...
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