[Biographical Sketch of Manuel Orgain]

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Biographical summary of Manuel Orgain, a "Negro cowman" who drove freight wagons and herded cattle and livestock through several trails across Texas, and to other states. It recounts several specific events, including a story about the 1869 flood on the San Gabriel River, and other storms.

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[4] p. ; 28 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1948.

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The Williamson Museum contributes over one hundred photographs and contributes to the Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas collection. Ranging from the 1860s to the 1970s, the photos depict historical transportation methods used in Texas.

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Biographical summary of Manuel Orgain, a "Negro cowman" who drove freight wagons and herded cattle and livestock through several trails across Texas, and to other states. It recounts several specific events, including a story about the 1869 flood on the San Gabriel River, and other storms.

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[4] p. ; 28 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2013

Rescuing Texas History, 2013 features collections from 25 partners: the Private Collection of T. B. Willis, the Dallas Municipal Archives , the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, the Fire Museum of Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Marfa Public Library, Texas Southern University, Concordia University Texas, Western Texas College Library, Carrollton Public Library, Palo Pinto County Historical Association, the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend), the Private Collection of Jim McDermott, Mesquite Public Library, Sam Rayburn House Museum, The Williamson Museum, Lubbock High School, Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell, McAllen Public Library, the Mineral Wells Heritage Association, the Johnson County Genealogical Society, the Jacksonville Public Library, the Tarrant County Archives, and the Private Collection of Matta Family.

John Sharpe Collection

John M. Sharpe, Sr. became the executive head of the Sun Publishing Company and editor of the Williamson County Sun in 1918. He also served the city of Georgetown as mayor and postmaster, each three times. Presented by the Williamson County Museum, this collection of Sharpe family photographs and documents feature historical images of family members as well as biographies and texts of news articles and more.

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[Biographical Sketch of Manuel Orgain], paper, 1948; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth426872/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Williamson Museum.