Photographing Texas consists of modern-day images taken by our staff as they travel across Texas. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, State Parks, National Parks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!
Henderson County, Texas was established in 1846 with its county seat in Athens. Its first courthouse was built in 1850. The Henderson County District Clerk's Office is working with us to provide access to historic legal documents and court cases from the 1850s to the early 1900s.
The Dallas Municipal Archives present the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department Photographs Collection. The collection, in which the dates range from 1915-1977, contains photographs of historic parks, facilities, and activities.
Nocona, Texas is located in Montague County. The town was named for Peta Nocona, Comanche Chief and husband to Cynthia Ann Parker. Settlement began in the 1870's when William Broaddus and D. C. Jordan established a ranch near the present townsite. Construction of the town began when the Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway extended a rail line to the ...
During the Great Depression Connie Ford McCann served as a company clerk for two six-month tours in the Civilian Conservation Corps. This collection, presented by the UNT Archives, features his diary, documents, and photographs from his year with the CCC.
Wiley College partnered with the Portal to provide access to a few of the earliest Wiley University (as it was known then) yearbooks. as well as a biography of College President Matthew W. Dogan. Wiley College was founded in 1873, and is one of the first predominately African-American Colleges west of the Mississippi River.