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This collection contains a photograph album and scrapbook containing approximately 232 pictures of the Farrington family, the Mann family, and scenes documenting early Diboll social life. The records center on Fannie Farrington, a Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary worker who was also involved in numerous church groups, missions, and social programs that helped improved Diboll's moral atmosphere. Her husband Frank Farrington worked in the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary from 1904-1908 and later served as Diboll's postmaster from 1908-1925.
Mallory Hope Ferrell's Moscow, Camden and San Augustine Railroad Photographs is a small collection of reproduced prints depicting the railroad’s engines 1, 3, 5, 6, 14 and the Moscow and Camden railroad stations from 1956-1960.
The First Shiloh Baptist Church 100th Anniversary Collection contains the photographs and identifications and advertisements assembled for the church’s 100th anniversary publication.
First United Methodist Church of Diboll began in 1897 and has served the spiritual needs of Diboll’s citizens from that year to the present day. This collection includes official church documents, photographs, scrapbooks, minutes, and historical research collected for the installation of a Texas Historical Marker.