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Anyone have any photos of Old Harrisburg?

Im doing some research into the old town.

JR Harris, Charles H. Milby, James Deady, and the Allen Ranch.

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No pictures, but family legend that my Grandmother's family came from Germany ca. 1890 to port of Galveston & traveled by ox drawn wagon to Harrisburg.  Grandmother was child & said mud was axle deep much of the way from Galveston to Harrisburg.  The family traveled on the Washington Co., TX,  No info regarding how they traveled from Harrisburg, TX to Washington Co. TX.  Best of luck with your project as Harrisburg/East End has long been neglected/forgotten.  The movers & shakers of Houston originated from Harrisburg.  Sad it's history has been forgotten.

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Lookup Bayou City History and Story Sloane's Gallery / Vintage Houston Photography on Facebook.  These pages often post old pictures, and have provided some on Harrisburg.

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You should check out the Glendale Cemetery.  It's locked however a neighboring business has keys to the gate.   Names you will run into include Milby, Deady, Briscoe, Allen, etc.  It's a small cemetery but some of the neighboring businesses have made improvements including the fence so that its history will not be forgotten.  Some of the graves date to the Republic of Texas days which is really unique.  If you can't go out trying looking at findagrave.com for the cemetery.  It's pretty well documented photographically.

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Daisy Lauretta Smith wrote a paper on the history of Harrisburg quite a while ago. I believe It was published by Chas. H. Milby High School in 1981. Im sure HMRC has a copy.

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