Bee County Courthouse: Early View from the Houston Highway Metadata
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- Main Title Bee County Courthouse: Early View from the Houston Highway
- Creation: 1912
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- Content Description: Photograph of the Bee County Courthouse while it was still under construction. The three-story courthouse was built by W.C.Stephenson and Fritz W. Heldenfels, and still in use today. Note the barbed wire fence seen in the foreground. Before this courthouse was built, barbed-wire (called bob-wire by cow punchers) proved to be a great benefaction to the ranchmen. It put an end to the cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail to Kansas, and brought an urgent need for a railroad through Bee County. This need was met by the SA&AP railroad through Beeville in 1886.
- Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm., in frame 15 x 20 cm.
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- Place Name: United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
- Time Period: new-sou
- Coverage Date: 1912
Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2009Code: SG09
Name: Bee County Historical CommissionCode: BEHC
- Accession or Local Control No: BEHC_b031-06
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth78872
- Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Perfection 4990 Photo