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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Collection: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
The Lucas Gusher, 1901

The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Date: 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Map showing Indian Reservations within the limits of the United States

Map showing Indian Reservations within the limits of the United States

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Map showing the Indian reservations in the United State and territories circa 1905. Indian tribes are indicated. A scale of miles is included.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Matador Ranch Headquarters

Matador Ranch Headquarters

Date: 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Matador Ranch Headquarters in 1901. The man on the platform who is fishing is Johnnie McBain, the ranch bookkeeper at that time. Standing next to McBain is Mrs. B.F. Harper and the other girl is Esther Cammack.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Date: May 26, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton with an unidentified woman and Fannie Ellis Dubose in a dark dress standing on a porch looking down on the couple. Mr. Blanton is wearing a dark jacket, collared shirt and bowler hat. The unidentified woman is wearing a white blouse, necktie and long skirt and is smiling. In the background is a sidewalk, trees and houses. Written beside Ms. Dubose is "Auntie" and underneath Mr. Blanton is, "Papa".
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is brick and three-stories tall . On the front side of the building is a small balcony. On the side of the building is a sign that reads, "Metropolitan Hotel". The building is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick street with a few horse-drawn carriages. On the corner of the sidewalk is a street lamp.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

Date: October 5, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isidore, congregation secretary
Description: Minutes from the third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, Oct. 5, 1902, handwritten in pencil on the back of a courthouse circular. The reverse side of the minutes is a Courthouse Circular, dated Oct. 3, 1902.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

Date: 1901
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Old Settlers Barbeque

Old Settlers Barbeque

Date: June 15, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the "Old Settlers Barbecye [corr: barbeque] given on the evening of June 15th 1909 on the lawn of Mrs Florence Peak, in honor of Mrs. W.H. Davis and Mrs. Peak, by W.G.Turner and Newton Lassiter. First Row - left to right, Mrs Richard King, "Mex" Dunn, Mrs John Mitchell, "Bud" Daggett, Eph.M. Daggett Jr, Col. Abe Harris, Mrs. Florence Peak, Sam Woody, Mrs W.H. Davis, Mrs Chas. Louck, Henry Feild, Jesse Melton and Major J.J. Jarvis. Upper Row- left ot right, Capt. M.B. Loyd, H.W. Peak, Jessee Jones and Benj P. Ayres."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

Date: September 21, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isadore, congregation secretary
Description: Minutes from the organizing meeting of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth on September 21, 1902.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
The Panther City Parrot, Volume 1

The Panther City Parrot, Volume 1

Date: 1906
Creator: Polytechnic College
Description: The 1906 yearbook of Polytechnic College in Fort Worth, Texas. Includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: Amon Carter Museum
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