I was given a box of old pictures recently and this picture was among them.
I am not sure when it was taken, but it is of my Great Grandparents home in Sherman, Texas
Sam and Julia came to north Texas in the 1880's. A job prospect led them on to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), where Sam worked in the coal mines at LeHigh. By 1890 they had settled in Sherman, Texas and built the above house with money received from her Father's will who had recently died in Mississippi.
That is my grandmother with the big bow.
A (fuzzy) picture of the home today.....still standing. It remained in our family for over 100years through three generations, but now it seems it has become a Beauty Salon. I wonder if folks getting their hair done there know of all of the wonderful family history attached to that home?