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 County: Palo Pinto County, TX
 Collection: Photographing Texas
[Brown Stone Building]

[Brown Stone Building]

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a brown stone building in Mineral Wells, Texas. A road is visible in the foreground, and there is a red truck to the left.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Historic Plaque, Jonathan Hamilton Baker

Historic Plaque, Jonathan Hamilton Baker

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Palo Pinto, Texas. It reads: "Jonathan Hamilton Baker (July 13, 1832 - October 18, 1918). Virginia native Jonathan Hamilton "Ham" Baker came to Texas in 1858 with his brother G. W. Baker and his uncle Eli Young. Stricken by malaria while a teacher in Fort Worth, he later moved to Palo Pinto County where his uncle Frank Baker was homesteading. Here he opened a school in Palo Pinto, and soon after helped establish the town's first Methodist Church. In 1859 Baker was chosen to lead a company of local men organized to defend the area against Indian attacks. He first served under Capt. J. R. Baylor and later participated with Capt. Lawrence Sullivan Ross in the recovery of Cynthia Ann Parker, the white woman seized by Comanches in 1836. During the Civil War he served as leader of the home guard. Baker was also an open range cattleman, and in 1869 he began driving his herds to Kansas railheads. Active in local government, he served as Deputy Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Postmaster and Clerk of the County and District. In 1890 he moved to Granbury, where he became a successful nurseryman. For ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palo Pinto County Courthouse, plaque on building

Palo Pinto County Courthouse, plaque on building

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Palo Pinto County Courthouse, built 1940 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palo Pinto Fire Department sign

Palo Pinto Fire Department sign

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Palo Pinto Fire Department sign
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palo Pinto street scene

Palo Pinto street scene

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Street scene in Palo Pinto near the courthouse square.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palo Pinto street scene

Palo Pinto street scene

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Street scene in Palo Pinto, near the courthouse square.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Pioneer Memorial, Palo Pinto County

Pioneer Memorial, Palo Pinto County

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Dedicated to the honor and memory of the Pioneers and Settlers of Palo Pinto County, unveiled 1957. 1857 -1957 Centennial.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Pioneer Memorial, Palo Pinto County, back side with map

Pioneer Memorial, Palo Pinto County, back side with map

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Pioneer Memorial, Palo Pinto County, back side with map
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Real Estate Office in Palo Pinto

Real Estate Office in Palo Pinto

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Real Estate Office in Palo Pinto on the corner of Oak and S. 5th Ave., on the courthouse square.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Veterans Memorial, Palo Pinto County

Veterans Memorial, Palo Pinto County

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Dedicated to the men and women of Palo Pinto County who have served in all our wars with honor and sacrifice.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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