The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976

Date: 1975/1976
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 493.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
[Sabine Pass Lighthouse]

[Sabine Pass Lighthouse]

Date: 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabine Pass Lighthouse in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, across from Sabine Pass, Texas. The lighthouse is painted with large stripes. On the right side of the lighthouse, there are two wooden buildings. The lighthouse was built in 1856 and decommissioned in 1952.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Cameron County

Cameron County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
[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
[View of Sabine Lighthouse]

[View of Sabine Lighthouse]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a dark red color, and sits directly in the water.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Close View of Lighthouse]

[Close View of Lighthouse]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a close view of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse, in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a red color and built in the water.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of Lighthouse]

[View of Lighthouse]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse, in the Gulf of Mexico. The lighthouse is red and is built in the water. There are two visible ships in the distant background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[South Shore Harbour Parade Float]

[South Shore Harbour Parade Float]

Date: April 19, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Description: Photograph of the South Shore Harbour float in the League City sesquicentennial parade in honor of Texas' 150th birthday. A few people dressed in beach attire are riding the float as it travels as part of the parade, which took place on a major road in League City. A model lighthouse striped in black and white and a small plant are part of the float's decor.
Contributing Partner: League City Helen Hall Library
Galveston County

Galveston County

Date: 1883
Creator: Schmidt, V.
Description: Map of the Gulf Coast region covering Galveston County, Texas. The map shows the location of a lighthouse on Bolivar Point. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office