Whitewright Museum

Whitewright Museum Housed in an authentic turn of the century home, the museum is accurately filled with period furniture, memorabilia, photos, an old school room and lots of local history.

Whitewright Public Library

Whitewright Public Library

This is the 1925 Whitewright High School football team. It was Rangers back then, not Tigers, for a bit of trivia.

David Crouch is looking to get the names for those in the photo, but our archive of the Whitewright Sun doesn't include any photos of the team. The best we could find were names, but only last names (though we know the first player's full name from other sources): Swede McMurrry (captain/center), Keeling (tackle), Craig (guard), Bailey (full-back), Coffman (halfback), Montgomery (tackle), Bradley (quarterback), Binion (guard), Bennett (end), Nicholson (guard and tackle), Spindle (end), and Lackey (halfback).

That number doesn't match the number of players in the photo, but it's a start. The Bell didn't begin printing until the 1940s, so there's no help there. Anyone recognize faces or names to help us fill in the blanks?


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Whitewright Public Library

Whitewright Public Library

The Whitewright Public Library is pleased to announce the Tocker Foundation has funded a $15,600 grant to digitize the Whitewright Sun. The project is co-sponsored by the Whitewright Museum and The Whitewright Sun.

Once complete, the newspaper will be available at no cost online at The Portal to Texas History, located at texashistory.unt.edu. Once all the archives are online on the Portal, web visitors can search through keywords, newspaper titles, publication date or collections.

The Tocker Foundation provides a variety of grants for libraries in rural Texas communities with a population smaller than 12,000. The newspaper digitization project partners with the Portal to Texas History and the University of North Texas. The grant provides funds to digitize the newspaper up to 1965, and UNT will pick up the cost to digitize newspapers after that date.

This project will take some time to finish, but it will preserve over 100 years of Whitewright history, and make it freely accessible to the public.

Newspaper articles from after the 1911 fire.#ThowbackThursdayhttp://www.gendisasters.com/texas/7926/whitewright-tx-fire-...
Whitewright, TX Fire In Business District, June 1911 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods

Newspaper articles from after the 1911 fire.



Whitewright, Tex., June 12. -- After the biggest fire this town has ever experienced, wire service to outside points was restored about midnight. Forty-three business houses were destryoed, twenty-seven residences were consumed and many others damaged as the result of a blaze that started today from...

Whitewright Public Library

Whitewright Public Library

The Whitewright Sun gave the library a box of old photos that we're adding to our archive. Most have very little info, so we're not even sure if they're all from the Whitewright area.

Does anyone recognize this public school built in 1901? We have this shot, plus a few others we can tell were taken there, but we have no idea where it was.

For 75 years, approximately 150,000 orphaned,abandoned, homeless children and a few poor familieswere brought to the Sou...
Anna Miller Bassett | National Orphan Train Complex

For 75 years, approximately 150,000 orphaned,
abandoned, homeless children and a few poor families
were brought to the South and Midwest in hopes of finding
a fresh start. This era from 1854 to 1929 was known as
the Orphans Train Era.

In 1918 and again in 1920, an orphan train stopped in Whitewright, bringing children ready for adoption and eager for a new life. Read more about Orphan Train rider Anna Miller Bassett.



Those were the days when Whitewright had seven grocers, two cotton gins, three drug stores, two banks and two train depots - the Katy and the Cotton Belt. "When

Whitewright Elementary School

Whitewright Elementary School

3rd Grade went to the Historical Museum of Whitewright to finish our Unit learning about Communities.
What an awesome learning experience!


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Whitewright Museum

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