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Content Description Edward Rockhill Oliver, Sr. came from Red River County to Nueces County in 1860, fought in the Civil War and remained in Nueces County afterwards. His son, Edward Rockhill Oliver, Jr. sold the family ranch and came to Corpus Christi to be a tax collector. He was in office at the time the 1919 hurricane struck Corpus Christi and assisted in supervision of refugees taking shelter at the courthouse. The papers include Civil War muster rolls, ledgers, correspondence, and documents concerning his...
Overview The South Texas Railroad Historical Society was formed sometime in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s as a way for railroad enthusiasts local to the Corpus Christi region to connect with each other and share information. The Society spent nearly two decades attempting to set up a rail exhibit with genuine full-size railcars at the Corpus Christi Museum (now the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History). After much lobbying and work by the group, it became apparent that the project was not to...