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Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater

Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Nolan County Courthouse
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Historic plaque - Nolan County

Historic plaque - Nolan County

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Sweetwater, Texas. It reads: "Nomadic Indians crossed this region before Anglo-American pioneers arrived here in the 1870s. The first settlers were buffalo hunters such as I. S. (Tuck) Focht, who later became a rancher and businessman, and cattlemen such as Confederate veteran John R. Lewis. Created in 1876, Nolan County was one of 54 counties carved from Bexar Territory. It was named for Philip Nolan (1771 - 1801), an Irish-born adventurer who came to Texas to capture wild horses and was killed in a skirmish with Spanish soldiers. Sweetwater, a small settlement that had grown up around a general store, was awarded the country's first post office in March 1879. It was also named the county seat when Nolan County was organized in January 1881. Sweetwater moved 2 miles northwest to its present location on the Texas & Pacific Rail Line in April 1881. It became an important rail center when the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient and later the Santa Fe Railroad also routed their track through the town. The economy of Nolan County is based on cattle and sheep ranching; cotton and feed grain crops; and gypsum, lime, and petroleum production. The ...
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Texas theatre, Sweetwater

Texas theatre, Sweetwater

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Texas Theatre, showing Fantastic 4
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WWII Memorial, Nolan County

WWII Memorial, Nolan County

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: TEXAS 36 DEDICATED TO THE VALIANT MEN OF CO. E 142ND. INF. TEXAS 36TH. DIV. MOST DECORATED DIV. OF WWII MOBILIZED NOV. 25, 1940 IN SWEETWATER, TEXAS MAY 17, 1986
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Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a World War II veterans memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. The text on the center piece reads "Honoring all who served from Nolan County and dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who sacrifice their lives of the altar of freedom in World Wars I and II. Korea. Vietnam."
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Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a World War II veterans memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. It reads: "Honor Roll World War II: Jose A. Alcala, Norman P. Alston, Walter P. Anderson, Jr., Robert Anthony, Odis L. Apple, Jr., James W. Barkley, Johnny C. Belt, Oscar A. Bennett, James Lee Berry, Winston J. Bradford, Arlin W. Brown, Deverle Brown, Earl A. Bryant, William R. Burkett, Earl Brown, Brown Thomas B., R. C. Chapman, Roy Clay, Jr., Valton C. Clayton, Chester V. Crain, Edward E. Davis, Neal C. Davison, Jr., Ollie G. Dismuke, Jess W. Dooley, Troy R. Dooley, Jimmie Doyle, Sie S. Edwards, Jack C. Elliston, Forest F. Gartman, Raymond George, Billy B. Gibbs, Willie E. Ingram, Leroy Giesler, James V. Gillenwater Thomas T. Gillilan, Thomas P. Glass, Ernest W. Hagar, James A. Hall, David Hanks, Alfred C. Harris, Burnhard K. Hart, Lee R. Hill, Harold G. Hudgins, Robert L. Hyde, William D. Johnson, Matias M. Juarez, Johnny M. Hurd, CHarlie H. McCormick."
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Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a World War II memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. It reads: "Honor Roll World War II: Marion William Justice, J. R. Kiser, Kenneth B. Lance, James F. Leach, Fred H. Leonard, Anton Mack, Raymond W. May, J. C. McCoy, Quinn L. McKelvey, Murl Montgomery, James W. Moor, Homer G. Neithercutt, Troy W. Norris, Philip J. Ochoa, Malcom Omar Cook, Dayton S. O'Keefe, Willie W. Oliver, James F. O'Neil, Leon Overby, William H. Pietzsch, A. J. Roy, Fred Scudday, Jr., Johnny Leon Sealy, Leroy Shifflett, John J. S. Smith, Screven Smith, Robert M. Snyder, Raymond L. Stephenson, Bill Saunders, James F. Lewallen, Aubrey T. Stewart, Willard D. Taylor, Ennis C. Vogler, James H. Walker, Jr., John E. Walker, L. H. Whittington, Enoch A. Whittington, Edward Wilkins, Jr., Charles Ray Wilkinson, Charles H. Williams, Alton B. Wilson, Speegle J. Wood, Edgar R. Woodson, Mark Yoakum, Fred P. Pipkin, Jr."
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Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater

Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Nolan County Courthouse
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Sweetwater Municipal Building

Sweetwater Municipal Building

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sweetwater Municipal Building
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Sweetwater Municipal Building

Sweetwater Municipal Building

Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sweetwater Municipal Building detail
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