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  Partner: Laredo Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Map of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Properties]

[Map of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Properties]

Date: November 1951
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Description: Plat showing the 1951 survey of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company properties in Laredo, Texas. In the lower-left corner, there is a legal statement made by the surveyor attesting to the accuracy of the map. Scale 1:240
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Market House, Laredo, Texas]

[Market House, Laredo, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a building (writing at the bottom labels it "Market House, Laredo, Tex."). The building is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and several pedestrians are visible in the foreground of the image.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Market House, San Antonio]

[Market House, San Antonio]

Date: October 26, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Market House in San Antonio, Texas showing a large building with ornate architecture and a manicured park area with a fountain. There are various people and horse-drawn wagons on the streets and buildings visible in the background. A handwritten note at the top says, "Henry do you remember this place?" A letter on the back is addressed to Henry Kahn from Mary thanking him for a letter and asking about whether or not he plans to go to the Fair.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Matamoros Street in Laredo, Texas]

[Matamoros Street in Laredo, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of houses on Matamoros Street in Laredo, Texas showing the Bender Hotel and St. Peter's Church in the background.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Mercy Hospital and Jarvis Plaza, Laredo, Texas]

[Mercy Hospital and Jarvis Plaza, Laredo, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Jarvis Plaza in Laredo Texas. Mercy Hospital is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Mexican Federal soldiers at International Bridge]

[Mexican Federal soldiers at International Bridge]

Date: c. 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Mexican Federal soldiers lined up on the International Bridge after being surrendered by United States troops to the Constitutionalistas in Nuevo Laredo.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Mexican Water Cart]

[Mexican Water Cart]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: A water cart drawn by two burros. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Mission Dolores about 1833]

[Mission Dolores about 1833]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mission Dolores, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco, in about 1833. It is also known as Mission San Francisco de Asís.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Nuevo Laredo - Laredo Flood]

[Nuevo Laredo - Laredo Flood]

Date: 1932
Creator: unknown
Description: Destruction of flood on the Rio Grande in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Laredo, Texas is visible on the opposite side of the Rio Grande River. There is a damaged bridge spanning the river and people standing on the bank in the foreground, looking across the water.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of oxen carts in front of a pawnshop. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Margaret Murphy from "Will."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
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