Bee County Courthouse: Early View from the Houston Highway Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Bee County Courthouse: Early View from the Houston Highway

Date

  • 1912

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Government and Law - County Courthouses
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Agriculture - Ranching - Barbed Wire

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1912

Collection

  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
    Code: SG09

Institution

  • Name: Bee County Historical Commission
    Code: BEHC

Resource Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: BEHC_b031-06

Note

  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Perfection 4990 Photo