Some Early Activities of Americans in the Big Bend Area of Texas

Some Early Activities of Americans in the Big Bend Area of Texas

Date: May 2, 1964
Creator: Barnett, Sammy
Description: This is a research paper written by Sammy Barnett for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 2, 1964. It describes the early settlers in West Texas, how they arrived and the hardships they faced.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
East Texas Family Records, Volume 07, Number 03, Fall 1983

East Texas Family Records, Volume 07, Number 03, Fall 1983

Date: 1983
Creator: East Texas Genealogical Society
Description: Quarterly publication containing genealogical information about families in East Texas including fifth generation charts, family histories, and lists of records (births, deaths, etc.). Name index begins on page 53.
Contributing Partner: East Texas Genealogical Society
Cherokee County History

Cherokee County History

Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 13, Number 01, Spring, 2001

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 13, Number 01, Spring, 2001

Date: 2001
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it."
Contributing Partner: Dallas Historical Society
[Peter "Bachelor Pete" Petersen in Front of his Home]

[Peter "Bachelor Pete" Petersen in Front of his Home]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter "Bachelor Pete" J. A. Petersen, standing before his home in Danevang, Texas. He is dressed in formal attire in a three piece suit. A small tree, a few windows, and the house's shingles can be seen in the back. There is hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph which reads, "Lester reproduced this from another picture. Thought you might want one." It then names the subject of the picture, "Batchelor Pete Petersen [sic]".
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Peter J. A. Petersen in his Home]

[Peter J. A. Petersen in his Home]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter A. J. Petersen, sitting in his home at Danevang, Texas. He is on the left side of the photograph, seated in a wooden chair, smoking a pipe, and reading off of a piece of paper. A window to the left is letting in large amounts of light. There is a wooden table in front of the man with a floral centerpiece and an array of papers surrounding it. Behind him, there is a desk with several items stacked inside it. Photographs, bottles, and different types of decor are resting on top. A large wooden door is to the right, and farther right, another chair. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that has been crossed out and reworded.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Portions of a Book About Pioneer Narratives]

[Portions of a Book About Pioneer Narratives]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portion of Narratives of the Early Settlers of the South-West containing the frontier accounts of Colonel Brown, John Shelby, John Rains, and John Carr. Many pages are partially or entirely missing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Kathleen Smolik Laury Demonstrating Drop Spinning]

[Kathleen Smolik Laury Demonstrating Drop Spinning]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Kathleen Smolik Laury demonstrating drop spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a floral pioneer dress with an apron and a bonnet. With her left hand she is holding up the raw fibers to be spun and her right hand is holding a dowel which collects the finished yarn.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Living History Performers at Frontier Fort]

[Living History Performers at Frontier Fort]

Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Living History performers demonstrating daily life at Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the left, a woman in pioneer clothing is washing clothes on a washboard. A man wearing a Civil War era military uniform is standing to the right of her, holding a rifle. Right behind them, a stone house is visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[USAA Volunteers at Frontier Fort]

[USAA Volunteers at Frontier Fort]

Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of USAA Volunteers in costume at Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group of women are wearing pioneer costumes and standing on the porch of a stone cabin.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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