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Jacksonville, Texas Vintage Photos
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Photos Courtesy Arcadia Publishing and
The Cherokee County Historical Commission

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Women in front of theatre, Jacksonville, Texas 1932
Carefully avoiding the sun, these Jacksonville women gathered for a matinee at the The Palace Theater c. 1932. The feature: The Law of Sex was billed as "The smash educational hit of 1932."
Southern Pacific Railroad Singers, Jacksonvile, Texas old photo
Southern Pacific Railroad Singers. This Jacksonville-based female choir performed in Texas towns all along the SP route in the late 1920s
Sweet Union Church, Jacksonville's first Black Baptist Church,  Texas
The Sweet Union Church was Jacksonville's first Black Baptist Church. Originally located on what became the Jacksonville College campus in 1899, the church was moved to Main and Pine Streets in 1900.
Frederick Douglass High School, Jacksonville, Texas, 1930
The Frederick Douglass School c.1930 Built in 1922, the building was partial funded by the Rosenwald Foundation. After Integration, it was used for special education classes until it burned in the 1980s.
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