1924 Masonic Temple
Building being torn down, Walnut & Houston Streets
Downtown photo of Bus station & Taxi Building
Federal Building ~ United States Court House (& former Post Office)
Hotel Texas Fire ~ 1967
IOOF Fellows Hall #45 ~ (Rebekah Lodge #297)
Sherman Little Theater ~ Sherman
Sherman Opera House ~ Sherman
Old Sherman Public Library
Travis Lodge No. 117 A.F.& A.M. ~ Sherman
Woodmen's Circle Home
Binkley Hotel ~ Sherman
Dannel Funeral Home
Hall Furniture Building
Love Monument Company
Marshall & Co. Livery Stable
Merchants and Planters National Bank ~ Sherman
Pioneer Cotton Seed Oil Mill
Pool Manufacturing Company
Roberts Sanford & Taylor Hardware Co. Building
Washington Iron Works ~ Sherman
Central Christian Church ~ Sherman
First United Methodist Church ~ Sherman
Saint John CME Church ~ Sherman
St Mary's Catholic Church and Historical Marker
Trinity United Presbyterian Church ~ Sherman
Walnut Street Church of Christ ~ Sherman
Capt. N.A. Birge House ~ Sherman
Carr - Taliaferro House ~ Sherman
Ely - Elliott House ~ Sherman
Lyon House ~ Sherman
Austin College ~ Sherman
Capt. LeTellier's School ( for Boys) ~ Sherman
Fred Douglas School ~ Sherman
Kidd-Key College & Music Conservatory
St Joseph's Academy ~ Post Card
St Joseph's Academy ~ early photograph
Sherman High School Alumni website
Old Postcards of Sherman High School
1895 Sherman's Texas League Baseball Team
Bison hides arrive in Sherman
Black Friday, 1896
Sherman ~ Denison Concert Band 1905
"Fire at the Sherman Cotton Compress Co. 1903"
Sherman German Band
Sherman Riot of 1930
Sherman Riot of 1930
Washington Iron Works car
Sherman Exchange Directory, 1912
Post Oak Creek
DURRETT, ELMER CABLE "RED"
HAY, WILLIAM LYNN
SHOFFNER, MILBURN "MILT"
Part 1 Part 2
Excerpt from: The Great South: A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland (1875)
By Edward King, Illustrated by James Wells Champney (Read the first part, which is about Denison)
"So, faring forward through forest and brake, over creeks and under hills, beside smiling fields and along mournful wastes, into primitive clearings and out of forsaken nooks, and crannies where civilization had only made the wilderness look worse, we reached Sherman, the forty-year-old shire town of Grayson county. "
"Glorious sunlight enlivened the town as we entered it, and intensest activity prevailed, the county court being in session. The town is built around a square, in the centre of which stands a low, unpainted wooden building, known as the Court-House. The "grand jury" was not far from the aforesaid building, as we drew up at the hotel opposite it, and was to outward appearance a collection of rough, sensible farmers, impressed with a full sense of their duty. The horses on which half-a-hundred of the neighboring farmers had ridden in to attend to their marketing and upon the sessions of the court, were hitched at a common hitching frame not far from the court-house; and in the centre of the square a noisy auctioneer, whom the Texans were regarding with admiring eyes, was bawling out his wares. The plank sidewalks were crammed with tall youths, in patched homespun; with negroes, whose clothing was a splendid epitome of color; with spruce speculators--Northerners and Westerners--dressed in the latest styles; with dubious-looking characters, who shrank a little apart from the common gaze, as if afraid of the day-light; with swine, that trotted hither and yon; and with the hook-nosed and loud-voiced Israelites, who are found in every city and hamlet throughout the South."
"Large numbers of people seemed diligently engaged in doing nothing whatever, or in frankly enjoying the delicious sunlight, which gave new glory and picturesqueness to everything upon which it rested.
Now and then a soft breeze came gently from the uplands, and softened the effect of this generous sun. The excited gambler came out to bathe his livid face in zephyr and sunlight; the negro crawled to the side-walk's edge, and with his feet in the mud, blinked like an owl in the fierce glare; the stage-drivers swore round but rather jocund oaths at the rearing and plunging mules drawing the coaches for Denison, McKinney, and other little towns; and the big negro who guarded the court-house door twirled the great key majestically, and looked ferocious."
"Although it was midwinter, the day was as perfect as one in June at the North; but the languor which stole over us was purely Southern, as I imagined myself to be dreaming away the afternoon in lazy abandon and irresolute comfort, spiced only with the charm of studying new types of a common nationality. Toward evening there was absolute tranquility all over the place. Not even a loud word was spoken. The dusky figures who sat crouched in the porch of our hotel, mutely regarding the glories of the setting sun, seemed almost in the act of worship"........
He then continues with his description of Denison and sums up his thoughts of Texans...
portion of the story
Grayson County Index