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Palestine History 1936

Is it necessary to add: Of all places the writer has lived or visited, not one, in her estimation, surpasses Palestine in the genuine, spontaneous cordiality and friendliness of her citizens?

Palestine has
Population 15,455.
Paved streets.
City owned water and sewer systems.
Modern fire department.
Natural gas supply.
Electric power and lighting.
Ten public school buildings, one parochial school, and one business college.
One state and three national banks.
Fourteen churches.
Carnegie public library.
Municipal airdrome.
Largest R R. Y. M. C. A. in the South. General offices and machine shops of the I&GN division of the Missouri-Pacific Railway.
Annual industrial pay roll of $5,000,000. Municipal Golf Course and Meadowbrook Country Club.
Oil mill and fertilizer company.
Two ice plants.
Two wholesale bakeries.
Crate and basket factory.
Showcase manufacturing company.
Cotton compress.
Salt works.
Four newspapers.
Three printing plants.
Mattress factory, wholesale poultry company, seven wholesale grocers, three planing mills, one creamery, two, bottling works, several dairies.
There are 350 retail concerns.
Large general hospital for the I&GN employees.
Three private hospitals.
$250,000 hotel and several smaller hostelries.
Four theaters.
One broadcasting station.
One wholesale Candy-Tobacco establishment.



31° 45' 43.614" N, 95° 37' 50.8404" W