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Tarrant County Courthouse and Public Square in 1879

Description: Photograph of the Tarrant County Courthouse and public square. The courthouse is in the center of the photograph and surrounding the building are many men in jackets and cowboy hats with wagons pulled by horses. In the foreground is a wagon topped with haystacks and men standing on top of it. In the background are several buildings and a stack of lumber. A piece of paper at the bottom of the photograph reads, "The Public Square and Court House in 1879. To the East can be seen the Old Masonic Hall with belfry and opposite (south) the old jail."
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Painting of Early Fort Worth by Miranda Leonard, 1873

Description: Painting of an aerial view of Fort Worth in 1873. The painting depicts a town square with an American-flag topped courthouse in the center. Surrounding the courthouse are several buildings, some with fences. Throughout the painting are people, buggies, covered wagons and trees. On the right side of the frame is a sloping hill.
Date: 1873
Creator: Miranda Leonard
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Central Colorado Sheet, 1877

Description: Map of central Colorado in 1877. Printed at the top of the map is, "U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, F.V. Hayden in Charge. Central Colorado."
Date: 1877
Creator: Hayden, Ferdinand V.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Tax receipt for Milton Parks]

Description: Tax receipt for Milton Parks reflecting a payument of five dollars and thirty-six cents. The receipt is dated January 10, 1874. The document is signed by A. Wright, sheriff of Hood County in 1874.
Date: January 10, 1874
Creator: Wright, A.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Tax receipt for Aaron Parks]

Description: Tax receipt for Aaron Parks for the year 1872, for the amount of one dollar and fifty-five cents. The property taxed was valued at two hundred and thirty three dollars. The document was signed by J.C. Hightower, sheriff of Hood County in 1872.
Date: September 26, 1872
Creator: Hightower, J.C.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Tax receipt for R.P. Crockett]

Description: Tax receipt for R.P. Crockett for the sum of Twenty-one dollars and forty-nine cents. This document was signed by J.C. Hightower, the sheriff of Hood County in 1872.
Date: September 25, 1872
Creator: Hightower, J.C.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Tax receipt for Milton Parks]

Description: Tax receipt for Milton Parks. The receipt is for the amount of ten dollars and forty-five cents and was signed by Jno H. Traylor. The receipt is dated March, 1878.
Date: March 1878
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[State and County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks]

Description: Tax receipt for Milton Parks in the amount of eight dollars and ninety-one cents. The receipt is dated June 20, 1876 and is for the year of 1875. The document is signed by A. Wright, sheriff of Hood County.
Date: June 20, 1876
Creator: Wright, A.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village