First Garza County Court

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Photograph of the first Garza County Court. There are several men seated and standing in front of a canvas tent. All of the men are wearing hats and some are wearing neckties and some vests. In the front row, left to right are: S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy, and a Mr. Davis. In the back row, left to right: W.E. Alexander, Hal Murrey, Bud Boren, B.F. Wilkes and Oscar Kelly. In the middle of the frame is an old automobile with people in it. On the left side of the frame is a covered wagon and in the foreground ...

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One photographic image, b&w: 10.0 in. X 8.0 in.

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Creator: Unknown. July 1907.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures and was provided by University of Texas at Arlington Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 141 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the first Garza County Court. There are several men seated and standing in front of a canvas tent. All of the men are wearing hats and some are wearing neckties and some vests. In the front row, left to right are: S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy, and a Mr. Davis. In the back row, left to right: W.E. Alexander, Hal Murrey, Bud Boren, B.F. Wilkes and Oscar Kelly. In the middle of the frame is an old automobile with people in it. On the left side of the frame is a covered wagon and in the foreground is a saddle.

Physical Description

One photographic image, b&w: 10.0 in. X 8.0 in.

Notes

Written on the back of the photograph is, "Order in Court! First county court of Garza County, July 1907." Also, a typed note on the back reads, "Order in court! This is a picture of the first county court of Garza County, made in July, 1907. The photo is owned by Tom Wilkes of Lamesa & was presented to B.F. Wilkes, at that time treasurer of Garza County, by W.E. Alexander, surveyor for the county. The "courthouse" in front of which the officials stood was a tent.

Front, left to right in the picture are: County Commissioners S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy and a Mr. Davis.
Back row: Alexander, Hal Murrey who was county clerk, Bus Boren County Judge, B.F. Wilkes, and Sheriff Oscar Kelly.

B.F. Wilkes was the father of Tom Wilkes, and S.C. Wilkes was an uncle."

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Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures

The participants in Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures include the UNT Libraries, Fort Worth Public Library, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Beth-El Congregation Archives, Tarrant County College NE, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, Dallas Public Library, University of Houston, and the Cowtown Coliseum. This project was generously funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.

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  • July 1907

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  • June 9, 2008, 8:33 p.m.

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  • May 4, 2016, 4:14 p.m.

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First Garza County Court, photograph, July 1907; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38529/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.