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  Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
 County: Brewster County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]

[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map of part of Brewster County, Texas in the Big Bend region. It includes several annotations and identifies families and ranches in lower Brewster County Texas between 1916 and 1930, WWI quicksilver mines, and provides information on the Glenn Springs Raid of 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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