[Stone Slab Near Water]

[Stone Slab Near Water]

Date: 1936/OPEN
Creator: unknown
Description: Color slide of a stone slab on a grassy hill, a short distance away from a body of water. The slab is center right, and bears an inscription just below a high relief wreath enclosing a five-pointed star. The inscription reads: "Site of A settlement made in 1851 by 20 Mormon families under the leadership of Lyman Wight 1796-1858 * * Here they built homes, lumber mills, and shops for the manufacture of furniture * Abandoned in 1853" A smaller line of text below reads: "Erected by the State of Texas 1936" Accompanying information names the settlement Mormon Mill.
Contributing Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission
[Black's Fort Stone Slab in Grassy Field]

[Black's Fort Stone Slab in Grassy Field]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of a pointed stone slab placed in the middle of an unkempt field of grass, amidst red and yellow flowers. An aged wooden fence can be seen in the back, creating a boundary between the stone and a larger field in the background. The slab bears an inscription just beneath a small relief of a five-pointed slab within a wreath. It reads: "Black's Fort - Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black - 1815 - - 1907 - on land owned by him. In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights * Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here * Abandoned in 1868."
Contributing Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission
[Bell, Plaque, and Flower Vases on Stone Construction]

[Bell, Plaque, and Flower Vases on Stone Construction]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of a medium-sized plaque placed within a type of stone altar. Mounted on top is a black bell with a supporting structure holding it upright. Two pots flank either side, both of which have a register of decorative schema running along their width. "Elephant ear" plants have been placed inside them. The actual plaque has an inscription of text in golden relief. It reads: "This property has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior."
Contributing Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission
[Mount Horeb Lodge]

[Mount Horeb Lodge]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of a long, presumably two-story, structure known as Mount Horeb Lodge. An inclined, metal roofing sits atop the blue-tinted stone structure with multiple, sequential double-hung windows. On the far right, a garage-type entry can be seen, fully opened. A narrow, dirt path leads up to a door on the far left of the structure. The State Historical Survey Committee has placed its name on the signpost in the foreground, inscribed in small print around the circle surrounding an image of the state of Texas. The line of text that follows reads: "Mount Horeb Lodge - Chartered Jan. 21, 1854; met in log schoolhouse. Erected own lodge hall 1856 on land given by grand master Sam Mather and B. K. Stewart, first floor used as church and school. A fire in 1915 razed hall. Lodge rebuilt here 1916 on land given by G. T. and W. J. Williams. (1967)"
Contributing Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission
[Strickling Town Post in Front of Fenced Grassy Area]

[Strickling Town Post in Front of Fenced Grassy Area]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of a signpost demarcating the site of Strickling, Texas. The post is on the far left, in front of a wire and wood fence that has been placed among tall, unkempt grasses. Small yellow inflections of color from the foliage can be seen behind it, with trees of varying heights in the very back. On the actual signpost, a line of text follows an emblem of the state of Texas, and it reads: "Site of town of Strickling -- Once a busy rural community. Named for Mrs. Martha (Webster) Strickling, who settled here in 1853 with husband Marmaduke. As child, she survived killing of some 30 settlers in infamous Webster massacre near Leander, and months of indian captivity. Post office opened here, 1857. And Strickling became a mail terminal and stage stop. Tons of lumber and buffalo hides were hauled through here. The town had a school, churches, a doctor's office, and stores. Strickling gradually declined when bypassed by the railroad, 1882. Only the cemetery remains. (1970)"
Contributing Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission
Tarrant County Courthouse Official Texas State Historical Medallion

Tarrant County Courthouse Official Texas State Historical Medallion

Date: unknown
Creator: Thor F. Sanderson
Description: Tarrant County Courthouse Official Texas State Historical Medallion on the front of the courthouse. (Official medal medallion and plate on wooden plaque mounted on the side of the building).
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Runnels County Courthouse, plaque

Runnels County Courthouse, plaque

Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: "Runnels County Courthouse, constructed here 1888-89, after hotly-contested battle with Runnels City for County Seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structures stands on one of the largest courthouse squares in Texas - 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to town lot sale by Sante Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (South of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Photograph of Miller's Spring]

[Photograph of Miller's Spring]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of Miller's Spring to Denison, Texas. The spring can be partially seen in the right of the picture with a decorative rock wall along the edge of the spring. Trees and houses can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A.]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A.]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for L.A. Washington, Jr. and Wife Martha A. in Denison, Texas. Text: Grandnephew of George Washington, who had been guardian of L.A.'s father was a doctor; came to Texas 1849 with inaugural suit. Personal letters of George Washington. Wife came from noted West Virginia family. Recorded - 1968.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Hall Cemetery]

[State Historical Survey Committee Marker: Hall Cemetery]

Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Description: Photograph of the State Historical Survey Committee marker for Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. Text: Located on land patented by Anderson White (1801-85), on certificate issued April 23, 1850, by Peters Colony, an immigration project which had received a large land grant in this region from the Republic of Texas. Burial plot was begun Jan. 6, 1857, upon the death of White's daughter, Sarah White Haning, wife of Aaron Haning. One week later, on Jan. 13, a second grave was added, that of Haning's mother, Rachel Pierce Haning. In June 1857, White sold his land in the area, but reserved 2 acres surrounding the burial site, deeded April 1859 to trustees for a public cemetery. Named for Benjamin F. Hall (1803-73), pioneer minister of the Disciples of Christ, doctor, dentist, and lawyer, who owned the white property from 1857 to 1872, and founded several churches in the region. Among those buried here are the first settlers of this part of Grayson County, who migrated to Texas from the Eastern United States, a number of veterans of the army of the Confederate States of America: and several rural victims of the Great Sherman Tornado of May 15, 1896. Subsequent donations of ...
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West
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