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 Collection: Texas History Collection
Speech of Mr. Clayton, of Delaware
Speech of Mr. Clayton, of Delaware delivered at the Whig mass meeting held in Wilmington on the 15th of June, 1844. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29762/
Speeches and state papers of James Stephen Hogg, ex-governor of Texas, with a sketch of his life; ed. by C. W. Raines.
Speeches and state papers of James Stephen Hogg, ex-governor of Texas, with a sketch of his life; ed. by C. W. Raines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29400/
Speeches delivered by Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas, discussing certain phases of contemplated legislation
This book contains a collection of speeches delivered by Governor Pat M. Neff. The subjects of those speeches include: the Constitutional Convention, the supremacy of the law, the educational system of Texas, the penitentiary system of Texas, building highways, industrial development, revision of tax laws, conservation, and reclamation. Also includes the inaugural address. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5835/
[Spring Registration]
Black and white photograph shows line of students standing outside waiting to register. Probably waiting to get into the gym. Two women have their backs to the camera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40224/
[St. John Baptist Church in Harrison County]
St. John Baptist Church is located on Blocker Rd., seven miles southeast of Marshall in rural Harrison County. It is a traditionally African-American congregation. Founded in 1869, the present sanctuary was built in 1960. A two-story red brick structure, it has a front-facing gable with a smaller gable over the entrance. Broad steps lead to the arched opening. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17834/
[St. John Church Gathering, Harrison County]
A group of children and adults are gathered in front of St. John Baptist Church. It is located on Blocker Rd. in rural Harrison County. The congregation is traditionally African-American. The group and event are unidentified. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17841/
[St. Paul Baptist Church in Marshall]
View of St. Paul Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas. Organized in 1881, the congregation has traditionally African-American roots. The church is located on Texas Highway 43 northeast of the city. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18168/
[St. Paul's Sanitarium and Annex]
Postcard of a drawing of St. Paul's Sanitarium and Annex in Dallas, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121634/
[Standard Equipment to Circulate Library Materials in the 20th Century]
An area of Marshall Public Library provided for circulation equipment used during the library's eary years, c1976. Shown right to left are a typewriter for making book cards, a charging machine to print due date cards electronically, and a card tray. Shelves provide a ready reference area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17603/
Stansell Brothers, Richardson, Texas
Seven men standing in back of store. Canned, bottled, and bagged goods visible. Bins and other containers holding vegetables. "We Sell Black Bear" standing card on counter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3131/
Star of Destiny: The Private Life of Sam and Margaret Houston
This biography of Sam and Margaret Houston draws on surviving personal letters and writings to describe their lives together. The book roughly covers the time from their meeting to their deaths in 1863 and 1867, respectively. Index starts on page 419. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28332/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Allison Mayfield]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Allison Mayfield in Sherman, Texas. Text: Opened law practice here, 1884, became an assistant attorney general of Texas, 1893. Won election, 1897, to railroad commission, served 26 years - 16 years as chairman. The commission had been created in 1891 to regulate shipping rates and practices. In his term as chairman, oil and gas regulation - a major responsibility - began with jurisdiction over pipelines, 1917. In 1919 the legislature made the commission responsible for conservation of oil and gas. In the 1920's proration began. Complete regulation came in the 1930's with the 1,700,000 barrel-a-day production in East Texas. Backed by Texas Rangers, the commission closed the field until conservation rules could be revised. Commission policies were acclaimed when in World War II Texas was able to supply the allies with great stores of oil necessary for victory. The commission's goal is to prevent waste and protect oil and gas reserves by orderly regulation of exploration, production, and transportation. Such men as Chairman Mayfield set high ethical standards that have continued in the commission, causing it to merit the confidence of the people and of the petroleum industry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256669/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Andrew Hanson]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Andrew Hanson in Sherman, Texas. Text: Owned Sherman's first bakery for 35 years. Born in Schleswigholstein, Denmark. Came to United States, 1872, and to Texas, 1878. With F.W. Boedeker (whose interest he soon bought) started the Star Bakery, 1879. Had first delivery service, first commercially made ice cream in town. Built family residence at two midtown sites. Married (1880) Anna Lundorf; had 4 children. His father, mother, and brothers came from Denmark to join him. All are buried here. Recorded - 1972. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256791/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Austin College]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Text: Oldest college in Texas operating under original charter. Founded in 1849 by the Presbytery of Brazos under leadership of Daniel Baker. Named for Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas. Opened in Huntsville with Sam Houston, Anson Jones, and Henderson Yoakum - Texas statesmen - among original trustees. Bell donated by Houston hangs in present chapel. For years competence in Greek and Latin was required for admittance. In 1855 opened the first law school in state, and became the first college in Texas to award graduate degrees in 1856. Had the first chapter in Texas of any national fraternity (Phi Delta Theta). Remained open during Civil War although most students joined Confederate Army. Post-war problems and epidemics caused move to Sherman in 1876. Oldest building is Luckett Hall (1908). The first building on the campus having been destroyed by arson in 1913. Erected first college Y.M.C.A. building west of the Mississippi River, 1911. In World War I, cooperated with the student army training corps and admitted first coeds. In World War II, aided army air training corps. Founded to serve youth in pioneer families, college new enrolls students from all over the world and is a leader in creative Christian liberal arts education. (1970) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256674/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower in Denison, Texas. Text: Thirty-fourth President of the United States; born here Oct. 14, 890, third son of David J. and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, 1915; in 1943, during World War II, was appointed commanding general of the Allied Forces in Europe; served as President of Columbia University, 1948-1952; was President of U.S., 1952-1960; active elder statesman later. (1968). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256732/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Captain John Henry LeTellier]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Captain John Henry LeTellier (January 21, 1842 - July 18, 1913) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Born in Virginia, educated at Bethany College. In 1861 he joined Confederate Army, serving in Company K, 24th Virginia infantry fought in battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gettysburg, and others. Received several wounds, one serious (at Plymouth). Resumed teaching at end of war. Came to Texas and operated the Sherman private school, 1871-1913. A dynamic teacher and expert in math, he taught many persons who later rose to prominence. Recorded - 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256696/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Captain LeTellier's School]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Captain LeTellier's School in Sherman, Texas. Text: This school for boys, founded in 1871, was officially known as the Sherman private school, but informally as "the Cap'n's." It was established and run by former Confederate Army Captain John H. LeTellier (1842-1913), who was born and educated (at Bethany College) in Virginia. Pupils who attended his school, housed in a large frame building, were mainly boys, but a few younger girls were admitted. Tuition in 1871 was $3 a month. The roll contained names of many future leading citizens of this area, and scholastic standards were high. The captain demanded constant drill in English, spelling, and math, stressing oral arithmetic. For each subject completed, a certificate was given. In later years, LeTellier's daughter, Clifford, taught here. The captain, an energetic man who was respected by his boys, joined them in sports at recess, told them stories of his war experiences, sang, and played the guitar. Occasionally he held dances upstairs for which "Old Jim" the handyman played the fiddle. Each Fall, the fathers of the students furnished wagons and all the children rode to the Choctaw Bottoms for their favorite annual pecan hunt. Upon LeTellier's death, the school closed. He and his family buried in West Hill Cemetery. (1969) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256698/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: First United Methodist Church]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for First United Methodist Church in Sherman, Texas. Text: First congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Sherman. Established in 1859 with the Reverend J.M. Binkley, pastor, the church was born of labors of circuit riders who braved this frontier area even before the county was organized. The first members worshipped under a brush arbor located on what is now the Sherman Public Square. The first permanent building, a frame structure, was erected in 1860. Located in the 300 block of South Travis Street, this building burned in 1885. For four years the congregation worshipped in the city opera house while a brick sanctuary was being erected on the original site. This structure was occupied in 1889 and used until 1910, when a new and larger domed edifice, located at North Travis and Mulberry Streets, was occupied. For 44 years "Travis Street Methodist Church" served as a focal point of Methodist activity in Sherman and North Texas. To meet the needs of a growing congregation, the present structure was erected in 1955 (Mulberry and Elm Streets) on property once belonging to Kidd-Key College, a Methodist school. The church was named "First Methodist Church". With denominational union in 1968, it became "First United Methodist Church". (1970) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256771/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Friendship Cemetery]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Friendship Cemetery in Sherman, Texas. Text: Opened in 1830's with burials of local "Yankee Town" settlers. Closed 1859 by a private owner. Reopened by Madison Walsh and Nolan Stewart, 1861. Enlarged and improved 1892, when adjacent Methodist Church was built. The cemetery has been used in three eras: Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and the Union. (1967) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256765/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Friendship Methodist Church]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Friendship Methodist Church in Sherman, Texas. Text: Organized 1867 in log schoolhouse, in 1892 built first sanctuary; second, 1914; added Graves Recreation Hall 1958. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256767/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Grayson County]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Grayson County in Sherman, Texas. Text: In the mainstream of the Texas history for more than a century, this area was, in 1837, the site of Colonel Holland Coffee's Trading Post, a landmark structure at the Preston Bend Crossing of the Red River. It was a focal point beginning in 1842 for settlers of the important Peters Colony. In 1846 the county was created from part of Fannin County by the 1st State Legislature. It was named for Peter W. Grayson, who immigrated to Texas in 1830, served in the Texas Revolution, and was attorney general in the Republic. Also in 1848 the county was organized and Sherman was made county seat. The original town site was 5 1/4 mi. W. of here. It was moved to its present location, 1848. Honoree of the town name was Colonel Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. The place is distinguished for having had at least five courthouses and for its superior schools of the 19th century. It was once known as the "Athens of Texas". In 1858 the famous Butterfield Trail crossed the county and in the same period and later, a number of cattle trails and early railroads traversed the area. Today Lake Texoma, created 1939-1944, is a county tourist attraction. The Sherman-Denison region was named a standard metropolitan statistical area, 1967. (1969) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256779/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Gunter Ranch]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Gunter Ranch in Gunter, Texas. Text: Established 1880's by Jot Gunter, developer of Texas real estate, prominent Grayson County businessman. In mid-1890's his ranch exceeded 20,000 acres. Gunter, born in North Carolina in 1845, came to Texas to practice law after he served in Confederate Army. The town of Gunter, incorporated in 1914, was named for him. (1968). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256783/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Hall Cemetery]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. Text: Located on land patented by Anderson White (1801-85), on certificate issued April 23, 1850, by Peters Colony, an immigration project which had received a large land grant in this region from the Republic of Texas. Burial plot was begun Jan. 6, 1857, upon the death of White's daughter, Sarah White Haning, wife of Aaron Haning. One week later, on Jan. 13, a second grave was added, that of Haning's mother, Rachel Pierce Haning. In June 1857, White sold his land in the area, but reserved 2 acres surrounding the burial site, deeded April 1859 to trustees for a public cemetery. Named for Benjamin F. Hall (1803-73), pioneer minister of the Disciples of Christ, doctor, dentist, and lawyer, who owned the white property from 1857 to 1872, and founded several churches in the region. Among those buried here are the first settlers of this part of Grayson County, who migrated to Texas from the Eastern United States, a number of veterans of the army of the Confederate States of America: and several rural victims of the Great Sherman Tornado of May 15, 1896. Subsequent donations of land by J. D. Barnett and Lee Bivins increased the cemetery to present size by 1918. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256787/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Home of Thomas V. Munson]
Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Home of Thomas V. Munson (1843-1913) in Denison, Texas. Text: World famed grape culturist. Earned second degree ever given at Kentucky A.&M. College (1870). Moved to Denison 1876; became a civic leader and had nurseries for wide varieties of plants. In 1880's helped France save vineyards from root disease, and became second American ever named to French Legion of Honor. His scientific papers filed in Washington, D.C., are still used by horticulturists. He and his wife built this home 1887. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256926/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Joseph G. McCoy]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Joseph G. McCoy in Denison, Texas. Text: Livestock broker from Illinois whose pioneering in cattle markets helped Texans rebuild the economy which had been wrecked in the 1861-1865 by Civil War. Cattle had increased greatly in wartime. Texas had no market long drives were necessary, so that until Texas could get better railroads her $5 longhorns could be sold in the North at $25 to $30 or more. McCoy founded first adequate market for Texans, by securing cattle cars and building loading pens at the railroad in Abilone, Kans. This was near upper end of the trail started by the Indian scout and trader Jesse Chisholm and used by Texans on drives through Oklahoma to Kansas. He had part of Chisholm Trail surveyed and marked to aid the cattlemen. This was the best known of several cattle trails from Texas, over which some 10,000,000 beeves were driven from the state during the years 1866-1884. The M.K.T. railroad reached Denison in Dec. 1872 giving Texas its own North-bound cattle shipping outlet. McCoy moved here 1873 and helped establish on this site the Atlantic & Texas Refrigerating Co. to benefit ranchers by shipping dressed beef. The state of Texas owes much to the initiative vision, courage, and leadership of Joseph G. McCoy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256815/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A.]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A. in Denison, Texas. Text: Grandnephew of George Washington, who had been guardian of L.A.'s father was a doctor; came to Texas 1849 with inaugural suit. Personal letters of George Washington. Wife came from noted West Virginia family. Recorded - 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256958/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Lake Texoma]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas. Text: Completed 1944, Texoma is today the second largest lake in Texas and the eleventh largest reservoir in capacity in the United States. Its main purposes are flood control, power generation, and recreation. Lake Texoma was promoted largely through the efforts of Sam Rayburn (1882-1961), noted Speaker of the House who represented District 4 in Congress for 49 years. In normal operation, lake shoreline covers 550 miles, with the Red River Arm (45 miles) in Texas and the Washita Arm (30 miles) in Oklahoma. The waters covering 93,080 acres are impounded by Denison Dam. When Texoma was created it caused the relocation of railroads, highways, utilities, and cemeteries. The site of Preston, historically the Red River crossing for the Butterfield Stage, was submerged, as were the sites of Hagerman and part of Cedar Mills, Texas. In 1966 numerous recreation areas on Texoma drew 8,500,000 tourists, who could also visit Eisenhower State Park at the southeast end of the lake. The park was named in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth president of the United States. Texoma is one of more than 200 major inland lakes and reservoirs in Texas which contribute greatly to the economic and industrial growth of the state. (1968). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256824/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Miller's Spring]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Miller's Spring in Denison, Texas. Text: On homesite bought Oct. 15, 1866, by J.K. Miller (1826-1908), this spring supplied his household, neighbors, travelers on nearby ferry road. Civic-minded miller gave alternate business area lots to the city of Denison; also sites for each early church, first public school, forest park. (1972). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256850/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Old Bass Home]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for the Old Bass Home in Denison, Texas. Text: Oldest extant house in city. Erected in 1850's, by Dr. R.L. Bullock. Built around typical "dog run" or entry hall. Had first window glass in county. Family home of Confederate Col. T.C. Bass since 1867. His daughter Netti, born here 1868, lived in home 97 years. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256861/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Old Cedar Community]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Old Cedar Community in Sherman, Texas. Text: Settled in 1848 by Grayson County pioneers, who reclaimed land from wilderness. Raiding Indians and hardships of frontier life soon created need for a cemetery, established the same year. The plots were free to any person, many noted settlers are buried here, including one Union and 18 Confederate veterans of the Civil War. Of some 400 graves, half are marked. After community was well established, a school - Cedar Academy - was organized in 1871. D.H. Dumas gave the land for a 3-acre campus. Enrollment reached 79 in 1872. Here, besides the usual subjects, students learned how to make ink and split goose-quills for pens. Later, name was changed to Cedar High School. It merged with the Tom Bean District in 1937. Cedar Methodist Church was organized in 1871. The congregation worshipped in a log house on property deeded by J.G. Vestal and Colonel J.R. Cole. A half mile south of church on Whitemound-Cedar road, a 7-acre tract donated by Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Carr was used as camp ground for revivals. Each summer people would come for miles, pitch their tents there, and attend services under a brush arbor. A frame church built in 1891 was destroyed by a tornado in 1960. The present structure was dedicated October, same year. (1970) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256704/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Pilot Grove]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Pilot Grove, Texas. Text: Founded in early 1850's on Bonham-McKinney stage line called Lick Skillet, renamed, 1858, for J.P. Dumas' Ranch site of Lee-Peacock Feud, 1865-1871 between ex-Confederate Capt. Bob Lee with his gold and union supporter Lewis Peacock although Lee was killed in 1865 his followers carried on the flight until Peacock was shot. (1966) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256876/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sand Springs]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Sand Springs in Denison, Texas. Text: A noted watering place on pioneer trails. Known as early as 1840 to settlers and prospectors who camped near the strong currents of water boiling up at the foot of a rocky bluff. The sandstone of the bluff's face became an inscription rock, in which travelers carved names or initials and dates of their visits. Sometimes to assure friends or relatives who were to follow later over the same trail. A campsite for prospectors, including California-bound gold seekers passing this way, 1849-1850s. The spot was mapped in 1857 as a watering spot for the southern overland mail coaches of John Butterfield, racing from Saint Louis to San Francisco. After the Civil War (1861-65), many cattle herds passed this way for water while being driven north to market. When Missouri, Kansas, & Texas railroad was built to Denison townsite in 1872, Sand Springs gained new importance, feeding Waterloo Lake, built in late 1800s and used for many years (prior to 1908) as city's main water supply, but the old campsites were inundated. Other steps in man's progress reduced flow of the water. The area remained a popular picnic ground for years. Its history is revealed by the weathered carvings still visible on the inscription rocks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256904/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Confederate Lady Paul Revere, Sophia Porter, (1813-1899) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Settled 1839 at Glen Eden, a site now under Lake Texoma (N of here). Her husband, early trader Holland Coffee, built fine home. Guests included Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, other army of officers, 1845-60. During Civil War, wined and dined passing federal scouts found out they were seeking Col. Jas. Bourland, Confederate Defender of Texas Frontier, while guests were busy, she slipped out, swam her horse across icy Red River, warned Col. Bourland, helped prevent federal invasion of North Texas. (1965) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256912/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: St. Luke's Church]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for St. Luke's Church in Denison, Texas. Text: Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest episcopal sanctuary in Grayson County. Site given by Denison town company and visitation by the Rt. Rev. Alexander Gregg, first bishop of Texas, in May 1873. Cornerstone was laid in 1875 by the Rt. Rev. A.C. Garrett bishop of Missionary District of Northern Texas. Church was consecrated by him in 1876. The original building forms nave of the present church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256918/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: The Fitzgerald Home]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for the Fitzgerald Home in Denison, Texas. Text: Build on 800-acre farm near Bells by Geo. S. Fitzgerald. Who moved with family from Virginia to Texas in 1857. He cut building timber on his farm in 1859. On return from Confederate Army he erected this house in 1866. He was prosperous and esteemed, serving as a Grayson County commissioner from 1880 to 1884. House was framed of pegged oak logs. Main rooms are 20 by 20 feet, joined by 12-foot hall. Two stairs lead to upper story. Recorded Texas historic landmark - 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256759/
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: XXI Club]
Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for XXI Club in Denison, Texas. Text: Founded Oct. 14, 1890 by ten early social leaders. A charter member, Texas federation of women's clubs. Its 2-story brick hall, built 1896, was the first woman's clubhouse in Texas. Had facilities for music, drama, art. Gave Denison its first free public library 1896-1935. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256975/
State of Texas Budget Message, Recommendations to the 55th Legislature 1958-1959 Biennium
Budget message for the State of Texas presented by Governor of Texas Price Daniel to the fifty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6580/
State of Texas Governor's Message to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, May 18, 1959
Text of an address by Texas Governor Price Daniel to the first called session of the fifty sixth Legislature of the State of Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6581/
State of Texas Governor's Message to the 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session July 10, 1961
Text of a speech given by Texas Governor Price Daniel for the first called session of the fifty seventh Legislature of the State of Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6582/
Statistics and information concerning the state of Texas: with its millions of acres of unoccupied lands...
This book covers statistical information for the state of Texas. It includes "great inducements for the investment of capital, health for the invalid, interesting sights and scenes for the tourist and pleasure seeker, broad fields of research for the historian, unsurpassed hunting grounds for the sportsman, and other resources waiting to be unlocked by the key of capital in the hands of labor and industry" (title page). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130184/
[Steering Committee]
Black and white photograph of some of the original steering committee. Show approximately twenty seven seated individuals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39292/
[Stephen Curtis Speaking at TCAFS Annual Meeting]
Photograph of Stephen Curtis behind the podium, speaking at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at the 2012 annual meeting during Technical Session 2. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth257089/
[Steven Curtis accepts award at the 2012 annual meeting banquet]
Photograph of Steven Curtis receiving Clark Hubb Student Research Scholarship Award from Ray Mathews at the 2012 TCAFS annual meeting banquet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth257124/
[Stilted Clown at a Parade]
Photograph of an individual in clown make-up and walking on stilts at the 34th annual League City Village Fest parade on Kansas Street. People sitting and standing on the side of the road watch the spectacle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth279407/
The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel
This booklet gives an overview of the history of Buffalo Bayou and of the Houston Ship Channel from 1820-1926. The text gives background on how the area became developed and eventually became an "Industrial Waterway of National importance" (p. [3]). The second half of the text focuses on Commodore Charles Morgan and the shipping aspect of the Channel. Costs of building, lists of important council members, and text of letters are included to illustrate the history. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46820/
The Story of Corpus Christi
This book describes the history of Corpus Christi through sketches of persons and events in the history of the city. According to the preface, it does focuses less on the history than on the people, "presenting in plain narrative form, a recountal of the days when Corpus Christi was young, of the trials and tribulations that fell to the lot of her residents in the war periods, and finally to emerge as a fast growing a progressive city of the Southland" (p. v). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61115/
The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch
This booklet is primarily photographs of life on the S. M. S Ranch. Near the end are several text sections, the first of which states, "It is the design of the S. M. S. Booklet to give feeders and breeders both by picture and written word a comprehensive idea of our methods and breeding in which we have been so successful..." (p. 78). The first section gives an overview of the policies and buying options for the cattle company. Next, "Some Glimpses Into Ranch Life" gives an overview of how ranching works, defines ranching jargon, and gives several songs/poems that illustrate ranching. The third and final section, "Stock Farms and Small Ranches, From the Spur Ranch" includes photographs from Spur Ranch and a brief overview about the ranch and surrounding area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46819/
Stratton Bros. Brick Garage, Richardson, Texas
Exterior of garage, brick construction. Three Stratton brothers standing in front: left to right, Kenneth Stratton, Jim Stratton, William Statler (Bill) Stratton. "Ford (tm) Authorized Service Station" sign on front. One gas pump in front of building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3133/
Stratton Bros. Garage interior, Richardson, Texas
Left to right: William (Bill) Statler Stratton, Kenneth Stratton, Jim Stratton. Visible on the left is the Model T they built from new and used parts. "Goodrich Tires - Best in the Long Run" sign hanging from the ceiling. Various machinery and parts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3132/
[Street in Marshall]
A residential street, unidentified, in Marshall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17739/