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J.L.Pennington Ranch near Claude, Texas

Description: Photograph of cowboys having dinner on the J.L.Pennington Ranch on the panhandle plains of Texas. The man third from the left is T.H. Pennington.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Judge Roy Bean Trying a Case, 1900

Description: Photograph of a Judge Roy Bean holding court, trying a horse thief in 1900. He was the only peace officer west of the Pecos River at the time.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Description: Photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton in a playful photograph with five other women and a young girl. The women are in a row from tallest to shortest with their hands around each other's waists except for Ms. Blanton who is holding the hand of the woman in front of her who's other hand is on her forehead. Three of the women and the young girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. The woman fifth from the front is wearing a bow tie and the woman in the front is wearing a sash around her neck. In the background is a tree and a large house. Written below the photograph, underneath the second woman from the right in the black dress is an arrow and the name, "Lou Beall".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

Description: Photograph of six women and one small girl standing in front and on the stoop of a large building with a porch and hanging plants. Three of the women and the girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three women are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. One woman is wearing a bow tie and another is wearing a hat. Written on the photograph is "Mother" above the woman second from the left and "Aunt Byrd" second from the right.
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton with an unidentified woman and Fannie Ellis Dubose in a dark dress standing on a porch looking down on the couple. Mr. Blanton is wearing a dark jacket, collared shirt and bowler hat. The unidentified woman is wearing a white blouse, necktie and long skirt and is smiling. In the background is a sidewalk, trees and houses. Written beside Ms. Dubose is "Auntie" and underneath Mr. Blanton is, "Papa".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Description: Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Matador Ranch Headquarters

Description: Photograph of the Matador Ranch Headquarters in 1901. The man on the platform who is fishing is Johnnie McBain, the ranch bookkeeper at that time. Standing next to McBain is Mrs. B.F. Harper and the other girl is Esther Cammack.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

Description: Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".
Date: 1901
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Session of The Northwest Texas Conference...of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, held at Corsica, Texas, November 13 to November 18, 1901.

Description: Minutes of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, formal minutes of the conferences, condensed minutes, resolutions, reports from committees, and statistical tables.
Date: November 1901
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

Description: Minutes from the organizing meeting of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth on September 21, 1902.
Date: September 21, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isadore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Tarrant County Clerk's Daily Report for Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, 1902

Description: Daily Report of the Tarrant County Clerk's office on October 3-4, 1902. Included are lists of deeds granted, deeds of trust, chattel cottages, and proceedings in the district and justice courts. "Claude Butler, proprietor" is printed at the top of the document. On the reverse side are handwritten minutes from Beth-El Congregation's third organizing meeting.
Date: October 4, 1902
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

Description: Minutes from the third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, Oct. 5, 1902, handwritten in pencil on the back of a courthouse circular. The reverse side of the minutes is a Courthouse Circular, dated Oct. 3, 1902.
Date: October 5, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isidore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Session of The Northwest Texas Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, held at Temple, Texas, November 12 to November 17, 1902.

Description: Minutes of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, formal minutes of the conferences, condensed minutes, resolutions, reports from committees, selected biographies, and statistical tables.
Date: November 1902
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Session of The Northwest Texas Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Forth Worth, Texas, November 11 to November 16, 1903.

Description: Minutes of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, formal minutes of the conferences, condensed minutes, resolutions, reports from committees, selected biographies, and statistical tables.
Date: November 1903
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Coming Men of America, Panther City Lodge No. 2640, 1904

Description: Photograph of seventeen young men who are members of the Coming Men of America in 1904. Six boys are seated in the front row and the other eleven are standing behind them. The boys are wearing suits, some with vests and all with ties or bow ties and a small pin on their lapels. In the front row, across the knees of the three of the boys, hangs a banner that reads, "1st. Prize Panther City, Lodge 2640, C.M.A., Fort Worth, Tex." They are atop a rug.
Date: 1904
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Cowboys Having Dinner at Unknown Ranch

Description: Photograph of ten cowboys having dinner on a ranch near Clarendon, Texas in May 1904. Most of them sit on the ground to eat.
Date: May 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library