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Durham Family Collection, 1910's-1960's

The Durham family has long been associated with Diboll, Texas, particularly in the lumber industry and the Diboll Free Press. The Durham Family Collection primarily consists of photographs focusing on Paul Durham, Jr. and wife Jimmie Beth Durham during their years at Diboll High School, their high school friends, Paul Jr.’s career at the Diboll Free Press, the Diboll Housing Authority construction projects, and numerous landmarks and members of the Diboll community. These are selected images and publications from that collection.


Tatums Grand Opening Sale

Tatums Grand Opening Sale

Interior view of Tatums Five and Dime during its grand opening sale in September, 1950.
 

Tatums Employee Fred Nelson

Tatums Employee Fred Nelson

Fred Nelson, Tatum's employee, 1950's.

Western Auto Store in The Village

Western Auto Store in The Village

Customers and employees at the Western Auto Store located in The Village shopping center in Diboll, 1950's.

Al Cudlipp Presents Scholarship to Paul Durham, Jr.

Al Cudlipp Presents Scholarship to Paul Durham, Jr.

Al Cudlipp presents a Texas A&M Scholarship to Paul Durham, Jr., 1950.

Paul Durham, Jr., Pitcher for Diboll High School

Paul Durham, Jr., Pitcher for Diboll High School

Paul Durham, Jr., pitcher for Diboll High School, 1950.

Soldier Paul Durham, Jr, 1954

Soldier Paul Durham, Jr, 1954

Paul Durham, Jr. (right) with an Army buddy at Ft. Bliss, Texas, November 1954.

1950 Class Favorites Paul Durham and Sally Minton

1950 Class Favorites Paul Durham and Sally Minton

Senior Class Favorites Sally Minton and Paul Durham, Jr. sit on the famous campus "courtin' bench" at Diboll High School in 1950.

Margaret Durham Class Photo

Margaret Durham Class Photo

Margaret Durham standing stands with her class (first row, far left) at either Pineland or Fastrill, ca. 1933.

Jimmie Beth Jordan at Fastrill

Jimmie Beth Jordan at Fastrill

Jimmie Beth Jordan (later Durham), age 3, holds a Kodak film box at Fastrill in 1937.

Jimmie Beth Jordan Swings at Fastrill

Jimmie Beth Jordan Swings at Fastrill

Jimmie Beth Jordan (later Durham), age 3, smiles on a swing at Fastrill in 1937.

Jimmie Beth Durham And Children, 1960

Jimmie Beth Durham And Children, 1960

Jimmie Beth Durham and her children Bruce and Laurie in 1960.

Namon Calhoun and Laurie Durham

Namon Calhoun and Laurie Durham

Namon Calhoun gives Laurie Durham a free ride.  According to Jimmie Beth Durham, Namon Calhoun was the local hero for all the kids who loved horses, as he would give pony rides for a small fee, ca.1965.

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