Bee County Courthouse and World War I Cannon

Bee County Courthouse and World War I Cannon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An early photo of Bee County’s Fourth Courthouse built in 1912 by local architects W.C, Stephenson and F.W. Heldenfels. Note the WWI cannon in front of the courthouse. During the First World War the US Cavalry trained at the Cook (now Dugat) Ranch and the Army Air Corps trained on the Nutt land (Capehart). Several Bee County men were WWI veterans and thirteen made the supreme sacrifice for their country.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Fort Concho Museum

Fort Concho Museum

Date: April 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two museum at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas. The building is made of rock with dormers across the front. A cannon and flag pole stand in front of the building.
Contributing Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum
[United States Field Artillery]

[United States Field Artillery]

Date: 1916~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of six military personal in the the desert with a cannon. The soldiers are wearing military uniform and hats. There are bushes and dead vegetation.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
Heritage, Volume 15, Number 03, Summer 1997

Heritage, Volume 15, Number 03, Summer 1997

Date: 1997
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Texas Historical Foundation
[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Mexia, Texas. The film covers: the the Confederate Reunion Grounds, now a Texas Historical Landmark; recreational activity on the Navasota River; and the legend of Quanah Parker. The first segment of video shows the Confederate Reunion Grounds, which were established in 1889. Tom Fisher, who is the Park Manager of the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park and the Park Manager of Fort Parker State Historical Park, explains the historical reenactments and mock Civil War battles that are held at the Reunion Grounds. The Historical Marker, cannon, pavilion, and Miss Mamie Kennedy's 1914 Confederate Flirtation Walk trail are shown. In the next segment of the video, people fish, use paddleboats, motorboats, and innertubes on the Navasota River. There are intermittent scenes of oil pumpjacks and barrel-racing horseback riders. The last section of the film shows Fort Parker, black and white photographs of the town of Mexia, and an interview with Jan Harrison, who explains the legend of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

Date: January 21, 1836
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of transcript for a Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, in which the commissioners discuss a proposal to travel to purchase a steamboat for protection of the coastlines and to ensure safe transportation of troops, immigrants and supplies. Over the course of the correspondence, the commissioners agree on the total amount and terms of the loan that will pay for the vessel.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Brian Wind in Military Uniform]

[Brian Wind in Military Uniform]

Date: 1910/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young adult, identified as Brian Wind, in a military uniform standing in the snow. His hands are placed firmly on his sides and he smiles at the camera. An extravagant two-story house is behind him. To his right, a pile of cannonballs have been stacked on the snow. Photograph most likely comes from World War I era.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Letter from Josephus C. Moore, January 1, 1862]

[Letter from Josephus C. Moore, January 1, 1862]

Date: January 1, 1862
Creator: Moore, Josephus C.
Description: Letter from Josephus C. Moore discussing news of the war. He writes that it does not seem likely that there will be peace soon, that troops are constantly arriving from the South, and that the Chief Engineer has been testing the large cannon.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
Three Men Standing Near Cannon

Three Men Standing Near Cannon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of three men standing beside a covered cannon at Hardin-Simmons University, looking downward.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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