[Sheriff John Hittson of Palo Pinto County, Texas]


Drawing of John Hittson, the first sheriff of Palo Pinto County, Texas. He is depicted with a dark jacket and has greying hair and a beard.

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1 drawing : b&w ; 19 x 13 cm.

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2013 and one other and was provided by Palo Pinto County Historical Association to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 59 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this work can be viewed below.


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Palo Pinto County Historical Association

The Palo Pinto County Historical Association materials include local history from the Palo Pinto County dating from 1890 to the present.

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Drawing of John Hittson, the first sheriff of Palo Pinto County, Texas. He is depicted with a dark jacket and has greying hair and a beard.

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1 drawing : b&w ; 19 x 13 cm.


A strip of paper taped to the top of the image contains the following: "Book # T 8, NSI ID H1600299.10, Story 299, Pic 2, Cols 1. 54% Page #, Picture # I-7, T 8, [c] John Hittson, Sheriff May 18."

The reverse side of the image contains a note that says "Given to Palo Pinto Hist. Assn. for Jail Museum 2/2/86 by Fred Foreman."



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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.

Palo Pinto County Album

This ongoing collection is a compilation of photographs and memorabilia documenting the history of Palo Pinto County and its people. As a community album it is comprised solely of items belonging to individuals of the Palo Pinto County area. In an effort to document as much of the history that is held by individuals and families with ties to the county, this album was created to accommodate those in the community that have items of historic value and wish to contribute no matter how small their collection.

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  • May 18, 1857 - December 31, 1860

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  • June 24, 2014, 7:23 a.m.

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[Sheriff John Hittson of Palo Pinto County, Texas], artwork, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427220/: accessed December 3, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palo Pinto County Historical Association.