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Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse, viewed from the side. He raises his hat in his right hand. The base of the statue reads, "Benjamin Rush Milam participated in the capture of Goliad October ninth, 1835, was killed in San Antonio, December seventh 1835 while commanding the Texas forces which later captured the town."
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Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the base of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. It says, "Who will follow Old Ben Milam into San Antonio. Erected by the state of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence."
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Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the base of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. It says "Benjamin Rush Milam. Born in Kentucky 1788, soldier in the War of 1812, trader with the Texas Comanche Indians 1818, Colonel in the Long Expedition in 1820, Empresario from 1826 to 1835."
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Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. He stands with his hat raised in one hand, and he holds a rifle in the other. The base of the statue simply says "Milam".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. He stands with his hat raised in one hand, and he holds a rifle in the other. The base of the statue simply says "Milam".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. He stands with his hat raised in one hand, and he holds a rifle in the other. The base of the statue simply says "Milam".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Building in Milam County

Building in Milam County

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a building in Milam County. It was formerly a bank, and is now an attorneys office in Cameron. The building is white, with red doors and windows. Several columns support the overhang over to the front entrance.
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Historic plaque, First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas

Historic plaque, First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas. The first Girl's Tomato Clubs in Texas were organized in 1912 in Milam County to acquaint young women in rural areas with tomato production and canning techniques. At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture, Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg, a local high school principal, agreed to undertake the project. She organized eleven clubs throughout the county, with members ranging in age from ten to eighteen. A similar program for boys, the Corn Clubs, had been instituted in Jack County four years earlier. Each member of the Girl's Tomato Clubs was to produce a tomato crop on one-tenth of an acre of land and then was taught proper canning procedures. The girls exhibited their products at Milano, Rockdale, the 1913 State Fair in Dallas, and the Waco Cotton Palace. So successful were these exhibits that several of the girls started college education funds with the money they raised selling their goods. As the state's first rural girl's organization of its kind, the Tomato Clubs were forerunners of later programs, including 4-H, that were initiated under the supervision of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. ...
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Historic plaque, Milam County Courthouse

Historic plaque, Milam County Courthouse

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Milam County Courthouse. This is the fourth structure to serve as the Milam County Courthouse. The local Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone for the building on July 4, 1891. Designed by architect A.O. Watson of Austin, the courthouse at one time feature a second empire roof and a cupola with a four-sided clock. The clock was removed and the roof altered in a 1938 renovation project by the Federal Works Progress Administration. As the center of county government for over a century, the courthouse stands as a significant part of Milam County history."
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Historic plaque, Milam County Jail of 1895

Historic plaque, Milam County Jail of 1895

Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Milam County Jail of 1895. When the 1875 Milam County Jailhouse grew too crowded in the 1890s, it was removed to make room for larger facilities. In March 1895, the Milam County Commissioners awarded a contract to the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, for the construction of a larger prison. The company furnished all supplies, including St. Louis pressed bricks. County Judge Sam Streetman, who later served on the Texas Supreme Court, approved the contract, although he had preferred the use of local building materials. This structure, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a "hanging tower" equipped with a trap door. The tower was never used for executions because most hangings took place outdoors. The first floor had ten rooms, three for storage and the remainder serving as a residence for the sheriff and his family. The second and third stories consisted of cell blocks for prisoners. In 1975 a new county jail was constructed, and the Commissioners Court turned this facility over to the Milam County Historical Commission. After renovation, it was opened as ...
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