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Mrs. Mary Kate Carpenter was appointed the first* postmistress of Gainesville, Texas in 1867 and established the post office in the living room of this home at the corner of Dixon and Pecan streets. The same room was the dining room of her grandson, Jack Howeth, some eighty years later.
(See Pg. 47, 'First 100 Years in Cooke County' by A. Morton Smith, 1955
*See Pg. 16, 'Early Days in Cooke County 1847-1873' by C. N. Jones
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The home was 'quartered' and moved to its present location in Woodbine in early 1970s. It has been under restoration ever since and it is truly a labor of love !

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Ice House
Side Gate
Side Gate
Summer Gate
Summer Gate
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North Side
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South Side
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Summer Side
Althaus
Althaus
Windmill
Winter Windmill
Front Gate
Front Gate
Side Road
Side Road
Down the Road
Down the Road
Up The Road
Up The Road
Winter Barn
Winter Barn
Old Barn
Old Barn
Car & Barn
Car & Barn
Summertime
Summertime
Summer Gazebo
Summer Gazebo
Winter Gazebo
Winter Gazebo
Ice Gazebo
Ice Gazebo
Old LP Tractor
Old LP Tractor
Orchard
Orchard
Tulips
Tulips
Yellow Roses
Yellow Roses
Wind Mill
Wind Mill

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