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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Texas History Collection
Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Date: March 1955
Creator: Simmons, Nanine
Description: Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
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Comanche Texts

Comanche Texts

Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
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Ghost Towns of Texas

Ghost Towns of Texas

Date: 1953
Creator: King, Dick
Description: This book gives an overview of ghost towns in the state of Texas. Many of the towns are described with extended histories while others are simply noted with a statement of their locations. The book is split into four parts, according to the table of contents: Part I -- Utopia (La Reunion, Kristenstad, Bettina, Sisterdale, Panna Maria); Part II -- Religious Havens (Zodiac, Burning Bush, Kelsey, Marietta, Fairchilds); Part III -- Industrial Meccas (Thurber, Minera, Trinity City, Salado, Gibtown, Geraldine, Kellyville, New Birmingham, Albuquerque, Shafter, Tenoxtitlan, Clarksville, Aiken, Charcoal City, San Luis Pass, Bevilport, Senterfitt, Old Larissa, Nashville, Childers' Mill, Shanklin Mill, McGough Springs, Texana, Boonville, Springfield, Cincinnati, Pulaski, Tarrant, Buckner, Dresden Settlement, Chambers' Creek, Viesca); and Part IV -- Also-Rans (Other Ghosts). Bibliography starts on page 127; index starts on page 133.
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Governor's Message to the 56th legislature.

Governor's Message to the 56th legislature.

Date: January 21, 1959
Creator: Price, Daniel
Description: A message to Texas legislature about the economics of Texas, money issues within the government of Texas, Texas legislation, and other political issues in Texas.
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A History of Collin County, Texas

A History of Collin County, Texas

Date: 1958
Creator: Stambaugh, J. Lee, b. 1889; Stambaugh, Lillian J., b. 1888 & Carroll, H. Bailey
Description: This book gives an overview of Collin County, Texas. The text discusses the geography and prehistoric aspects of the county as well as the history of the people in the region (including Native American tribes and settlers). The book has a bibliography (starting on p. 279) and an index (starting on p. 283).
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The Houston Story: A Chronicle of the City of Houston and the Texas Frontier From the Battle of San Jacinto to the War Between the States, 1836--1865

The Houston Story: A Chronicle of the City of Houston and the Texas Frontier From the Battle of San Jacinto to the War Between the States, 1836--1865

Date: 1951
Creator: Bartholomew, Ed Ellsworth
Description: This book gives an overview of the history of Houston, Texas told in narrative form. The history discusses the creation of the city of Houston as well as major events in Texas history between 1836 and 1865.
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Huffhines Reunion, Children of C. C. "Major" & Sallie Chick Huffhines

Huffhines Reunion, Children of C. C. "Major" & Sallie Chick Huffhines

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Huffhines family posing together outdoors. The five women are standing in a row with four men behind them, on a riser or bench. They are identified from left to right as (front row) Vera Huffhines Pistole, Ophie Huffhines Smith, Fannie May Huffhines, Birdie Huffhines Popplewell McCollum, Cecil Clyde Huffhines and (back row) Glen Huffhines, John S. Huffhines, Royce Huffhines, Cyrus Huffhines. Text on the back of the photo says: Vera 233B - Ophie 2339 - Fannie May 2337 married Huffhines - Birdie 2334 - Clyde 2331 married Elmo Huffhines. Glen 233A - John S. 2338 - Royce 2336 - Cyrus 2332. children of C. C. 223 Major Huffhines and Sallie Chick Huffhines, Vickery Park 1957 Huffhines Reunion 6/87 donated by Shearer & Donald Huffhines to RPL
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State of Texas Governor's Message to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, May 18, 1959

State of Texas Governor's Message to the 56th Legislature, 1st Called Session, May 18, 1959

Date: May 18, 1959
Creator: Price, Daniel
Description: Text of an address by Texas Governor Price Daniel to the first called session of the fifty sixth Legislature of the State of Texas
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