Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse

Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a doorway outside the old Stephens County Courthouse. There is a historic marker beyond the doorway.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse

Doorway to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of the doorway leading to the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse. It is an arch, which frames a historic marker.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Historic Plaque, Stephens County Courthouse

Historic Plaque, Stephens County Courthouse

Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Stephens County Courthouse. This ornate doorway was main entrance of the three-story red sandstone courthouse built here in 1883. Carved into these columns are the names of Architect J. E. Flanders, County Judge E. L. Walker, and three of the four commissioners. The fourth was omitted because he objected to the cost of the construction. A large cistern at the rear of the building provided water for the town. When the oil boom of the 1920s attracted more people to this area, and the old structure was replaced by a larger courthouse in 1926, this portal was left as a reminder of the county's pioneer heritage. (1975)"
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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 ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Breckenridge Daily American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 72, Ed. 1, Sunday, September 27, 1925

The Breckenridge Daily American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 72, Ed. 1, Sunday, September 27, 1925

Date: September 27, 1925
Creator: Spears, George T.
Description: Daily newspaper from Breckenridge, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: Breckenridge Public Library
The Breckenridge Daily American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 279, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 23, 1923

The Breckenridge Daily American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 279, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 23, 1923

Date: May 23, 1923
Creator: Trout, Horace I.
Description: Daily newspaper from Breckenridge, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: Breckenridge Public Library
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