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 County: Stephens County, TX
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Breckenridge City Offices

Breckenridge City Offices

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the Breckenridge City Offices. There is a flag pole in front of the building, as well as two potted plants. Cars are parked in the far right side of the photo.
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Camp Breckenridge C. S. A. Monument

Camp Breckenridge C. S. A. Monument

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a monument to Camp Breckenridge. It says: "Camp Breckenridge C. S. A. Established near this site 1862. Part Confederate Frontier defense line from Red River to Rio Grande occupied by company of Texas frontier regiment. Posts were day's horseback ride apart and area patrolled regularly. Duties included curbing Indian raids, rounding up draft evaders and renegades. Confederates were poorly fed, clothed and lacked horses, ammunition. They shared few of the glories of the war, but at the cost of the lives of not a few of them. These men gave a measure of protection to a vast frontier area. A memorium to the Texans who served the confederacy. Erected by the State of Texas 1963." There is a small rendering of a Confederate flag at the bottom of the monument.
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Country Cousins Craft Mall sign - Breckenridge

Country Cousins Craft Mall sign - Breckenridge

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a sign shaped like a cow advertising Country Cousins Craft Mall.
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Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse, detail

Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse, detail

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse. It is engraved with the words "J. E. Flanders, architect, Dallas, Texas." There is a historic marker in the right to the background.
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Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse, detail

Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse, detail

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse. It is engraved with the names E. L. Walker, M. D. Rhea, S. S. Cook, and I. T. Crawford.
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Historic Plaque, Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years

Historic Plaque, Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years. Noted historian Walter Prescott Webb (1888-1963) came with his family to Stephens County at the age of four. Over the next seventeen years, Webb received an education in frontier life that formed the basis of his intellectual development and his theories on the role of the Great Plains in American history. Webb's father, Casner, was a rural schoolteacher and farmer. As he moved to different teaching assignments, the family moved with him. W. P. Webb thus was exposed to the physical geographical variety within the county that was so important to his western thesis. His neighbors were prime sources of frontier lore. Although Webb's public school experiences were infrequent, it was during these formative years in Stephens County that he developed his love of books and his desire to attend college. Also during this time, Webb was contacted by William Hinds of New York, who was to become his benefactor and a great source of encouragement for the young scholar. In 1906 Walter P. Webb received his teaching certificate and spent the next three years as a rural educator. In 1909, at the age of ...
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Inventory of county records, Stephens County Courthouse, Breckenridge, Texas

Inventory of county records, Stephens County Courthouse, Breckenridge, Texas

Date: 1975
Creator: Sumners, Bill F.
Description: Inventory of records of Stephens County housed in the Stephens County Courthouse in Breckenridge, Texas. Begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and School Superintendent. Also provides an index.
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Memorial - Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861 -1865

Memorial - Texas Civil War Frontier Defense 1861 -1865

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a Civil War memorial in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (1861 - 1865). Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after voting over 3 to 1 for secession. 90,000 troops, noted for mobility and heroic daring, fought on every battlefront. An important source of supply and gateway to foreign trade thru Mexico, Texas was the storehouse of the south. Camp Breckenridge and other posts on this line were backed by patrols of state rangers, organized militia, and citizens posses scouting from nearby "family forts". This was part of a 2000 mile frontier and coastline successfully defended by Texans."
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Mural in Breckenridge

Mural in Breckenridge

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Mural in Breckenridge. Displays local businesses: Bender's Drugs, Thompson Furniture Company, Kings Chocolates, Star Drug Store.
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Mural - Spirit of the Buckaroos, Breckenridge football

Mural - Spirit of the Buckaroos, Breckenridge football

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Mural - Spirit of the Buckaroos, Breckenridge football
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