Sesquicentennial Collection


Sesquicentennial Collection


The Sesquicentennial Collection was gathered by the Williamson County Historical Commission in honor of the Georgetown's sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) in 1998. The collection was gifted to the Williamson Museum in 2001.

Collection Items

Carl Lidell in flight training, 1945
Carl Lidell, from Jonah, Texas, in flight training. He is seated in a biplane with the logo "War Training Service" painted on the outside of the plane.

Carl Everett Lidell, from Jonah, Texas, graduated from Georgetown High School and attended…

James V. Hood in Alangalang, Philippines, ca. 1940s
James V. Hood, from Jonah, Texas, during the retaking of the Philippines Islands in World War II. Alangalang, Philippines.

James V. Hood was born in Georgetown, Texas, and served in the United States Army during World War II.

William Eugene Howland and Howard Grady Howland in uniform, ca. 1940s
Brothers William Eugene "Gene" Howland and Howard Grady Howland pose in their military uniforms at the home of their parents, William and Lola Howland, in Andice, Texas.

William Eugene Howland, ca. 1940s
Portrait of Army Air Corps pilot William Eugene Howland, from Andice, Texas.

Three soldiers on furlough, 1942
Three soldiers on first furlough from World War II while stationed at Kelly Field pose by a car. Left to right: Privates William Eugene Howland (Andice, Texas), Gene Preston Pealson, and Howard Grady Howland (Andice, Texas). William Eugene Howland…

Emzie and Elzora Fisher, ca. 1940
Emzie Fisher, from Andice, Texas, poses in his naval uniform with his wife, Elzora in 1940.

Emzie Fisher (1920-1979) served as a Seaman, Second Class in the US Navy during World War II.
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