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 County: Tom Green County, TX
 Collection: Photographing Texas
Tom Green County Courthouse

Tom Green County Courthouse

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Tom Green County Courthouse
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Tom Green County, historic plaque

Tom Green County, historic plaque

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Historic plaque. "Original Tom Green County on transcontinental trail of California Gold Rush. Until 1846 a part of Bexar Land District, Republic of Texas. Private tracts were surveyed as early as 1847. German emigration company colony (90 mi. SE) had grants here, but in 1840s found Indians blocking settlement. Butterland Overland Mail managers lived in stands in area, 1858-61. R. F. Tankersley family established a permanent home in 1864 in future Tom Green County. By 1874 there were five settlements here, including Bismarck Farm, a colony of 15 German immigrants. The County (12,756 sq. mi., 10 1/2 times as large as state of Rhode Island) was created in 1874, and named for heroic Gen. Green (1814-64), a state official and gallant Texas soldier. After a decade of progress, the original Tom Green County began losing outlying areas. Midland County - halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on newly opened Texas & Pacific Railway - was created in 1885. Settlers remote from San Angelo petitioned for new counties in 1887, and the Texas Legislature created Crane, Loving, Upton, Ward adn Winkler. Coke and Irion Counties were cut out of Tom Green in 1889. Ector and Sterling were created in 1891. ...
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Tom Green County Courthouse, detail of facade and building engraving

Tom Green County Courthouse, detail of facade and building engraving

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Tom Green County Courthouse, detail of facade and building engraving
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Veterans Memorial, Tom Green County

Veterans Memorial, Tom Green County

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Veterans Memorial, Tom Green County, erected 1967.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sante Fe train depot in San Angelo
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts with a roofline created to resemble a Conestoga wagon. Designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects and opened in 1999.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Old San Jose Mission, San Angelo

Old San Jose Mission, San Angelo

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Old San Jose Mission in San Angelo. This replica was built by parishioners in the 1950s.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sante Fe train depot, San Angelo.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts with a roofline created to resemble a Conestoga wagon. Designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects and opened in 1999.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Sante Fe Depot, San Angelo

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sante Fe train depot in San Angelo
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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