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 Collection: Texas History Collection
The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

Date: 1896
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway
Description: This text gives an overview of the places and resources in Texas with an emphasis on the locations where the railroads run through the state. Indexes start on page 220.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West; including a history of leading events in Mexico, from the conquest by Fernando Cortes to the termination of the Texan revolution, Vol. 2.

Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West; including a history of leading events in Mexico, from the conquest by Fernando Cortes to the termination of the Texan revolution, Vol. 2.

Date: 1841
Creator: Foote, Henry S.
Description: Book covering the history of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Texas as it is today

Texas as it is today

Date: 1925
Creator: Menn, Alfred E
Description: A book describing life in Texas around the year 1925. The book talks about many cities in Texas as well as interesting facts about Texas. The author wrote the book in an attempt to defeat internal and external stereotypes about Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Texas Centennial Exposition Postcard]

[Texas Centennial Exposition Postcard]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of several buildings in Dallas, Texas, advertising the Texas Centennial Exposition.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Heritage Village
[Texas Constable in a Holiday Parade]

[Texas Constable in a Holiday Parade]

Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Description: Photograph of Constable Helmuth W. Powell from Precinct 6, driving a maroon car in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. A sign highlighting his identity is posted on the back door of the driver-side of his car. His car is decked in stringed Christmas lights. He has an arm extended from his car window and is waving to the parade spectators. His car is coasting in the parade procession which is head down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3 and eventually stopping at Walter Hall Park.
Contributing Partner: League City Helen Hall Library
Texas Family Secrets

Texas Family Secrets

Date: 1997
Creator: Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Redshaw, Peggy A.
Description: This book represents the collective work of forty local writers. Texas Family Secrets is the second book of stories published by 'Telling Our Stories,' a humanities project at Austin College. Each story is preceded by a brief biographical sketch of the author.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
The Texas Fine Arts Association and Elisabet Ney Museum

The Texas Fine Arts Association and Elisabet Ney Museum

Date: [c. 1912]
Creator: Texas Fine Arts Association
Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of the museum with a brief biography of Elisabet Ney and legal documents of the Texas Fine Arts Association.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Texas. Geschildert in Beziehung auf seine Geographischen, Socialen und übrigen Verhältnisse mit Besond Ererrücksicht auf die Deurtsche Colonisation. Ein Handbuch für Auswanderer Nach Texas...

Texas. Geschildert in Beziehung auf seine Geographischen, Socialen und übrigen Verhältnisse mit Besond Ererrücksicht auf die Deurtsche Colonisation. Ein Handbuch für Auswanderer Nach Texas...

Date: 1846
Creator: Solms-Braunfels, Carl
Description: This book discusses Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels' trip to Texas as commissioner general of the Adelsverein.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: 1924 Masonic Temple]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: 1924 Masonic Temple]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for 1924 Masonic Temple in Sherman, Texas. Text: Travis Lodge No. 117, A.F. & A.M., was chartered in 1852. This site was acquired in 1916, although this classical revival temple was not built until 1924. Designed by local architects John Tulloch and the firm of Clyce & Rolfe, the building features giant order columns and portico, fifteen over fifteen windows, and a segmental arch entry pediment. It remained the headquarters for the masonic lodge until 1985.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[Texas Historical Commission Marker: 1931 Free Bridge Controversy]

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: 1931 Free Bridge Controversy]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for 1931 Free Bridge Controversy in Grayson County, Texas. Text: As a result of late 1920s legislation in Texas and Oklahoma, the two states cooperated on a project to build free highway bridges spanning the Red River to accommodate rapidly increasing highway traffic. One of these bridges was near Colbert Bridge, a toll bridge descended from the mid-19th century Colbert's Ferry. When the free bridge was ready to open in early July 1931, the Red River Bridge Company, operators of Colbert Bridge, obtained a federal restraining order against the opening of the free bridge until contractual payments had been made to compensate the company for their anticipated loss. Texas governor Ross Sterling complied, but Oklahoma governor William Murray, who was not a party to the contract between the Texas Highway Commission and the Red River Bridge Company, asked Governor Sterling to join him in protesting the injunction. Sterling refused. Murray ordered the removal of barricades erected by the Texas Highway Commission. For twelve hours, traffic flowed freely across the bridge. By July 17, Texas Rangers guarded the southern side. Oklahoma highway crews rerouted traffic from Colbert Bridge to Preston Bridge several miles away ...
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West