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[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Pilot Grove]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Pilot Grove]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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)
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sand Springs]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sand Springs]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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 ...
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Sophia Porter]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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)
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: St. Luke's Church]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: St. Luke's Church]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: The Fitzgerald Home]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: The Fitzgerald Home]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: XXI Club]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: XXI Club]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
State of Texas Budget Message, Recommendations to the 55th Legislature 1958-1959 Biennium

State of Texas Budget Message, Recommendations to the 55th Legislature 1958-1959 Biennium

Date: unknown
Creator: Price, Daniel
Description: Budget message for the State of Texas presented by Governor of Texas Price Daniel to the fifty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
State of Texas Governor's Message to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, May 18, 1959

State of Texas Governor's Message to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, May 18, 1959

Date: May 18, 1959
Creator: Price, Daniel
Description: Text of an address by Texas Governor Price Daniel to the first called session of the fifty sixth Legislature of the State of Texas
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
State of Texas Governor's Message to the 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session July 10, 1961

State of Texas Governor's Message to the 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session July 10, 1961

Date: July 11, 1961
Creator: Price, Daniel
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Statistics and information concerning the state of Texas: with its millions of acres of unoccupied lands...

Statistics and information concerning the state of Texas: with its millions of acres of unoccupied lands...

Date: 1890
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
Description: 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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries