Longview and Kilgore Sanborn Maps (pdf)

I was fortunate to capture and save a collection of Sanborn Maps. Sanborn Maps is an American publisher of historical and current maps of US cities and towns. The maps were initially created to estimate fire insurance risks. The company’s maps are frequently used for historical research, and for preservation and restoration efforts.

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East Texas African American Oral Histories – Stephen F. Austin University, Nacgodoches, Texas

During the summer of 2010 the African American Heritage Project of Nacogdoches (AAHP) graciously and excitingly agreed to work with the Center for Regional Heritage Research and graduate students enrolled in an SFA Public History graduate seminar on oral history taught by Dr. Paul J. P. Sandul by providing interviewees. The same occured in Lufkin during the summer of 2012 […]

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Do you know someone who attended Mary Allen Seminary?

My grandmother and her sister attended Mary Allen Seminary in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. Not sure when. Has any others heard of stories of their realitives attending the school? If so, please leave a comment! See the story of the school published on this web site. You can visit and “Like” the Mary Allen Museum Facebook page.

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Early Texas Black Education – Mary Allen Seminary, Crockett, Texas

Mary Allen College, Crockett, Texas

The Mary Allen Seminary, a boarding school for African-American girls, went through two earlier permutations. The school was founded as the Crocker Presbyterian Church Colored Sabbath School (1871-1875) and then became the Moffatt Parochial School (1975-1885). The Reverend Samuel Fisher Tenney was apparently active in the founding of both schools.

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