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[Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire"]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire Cowboy: No place like home on the range" taken from the HERALD COASTER and written by Sharon Wallingford dated Wednesday, April 27, 1988. The article spotlights Oscar "Lightning" Autrey, a African-American cowboy. Written at the top of the article "Grandpa Jodarski first settled in Booth Tex when he came here - This is how it was 1920 - He knew Mr & Mrs Booth well. Written at bottom: "Ethel was born in Booth, Texas."
Date: April 27, 1988
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 Phone (817) 336-3611 July 6, 1971 Mr. Hilmar Moore, Manager Mamie E. George Ranch Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: It will be the George Ranch time to be featured in the cooperative Polled advertising page in our August 1 issue. I would suggest using something like "Headquarters For Polled Cattle Breeders Since 1932". You might also include a description of what you have for sale and a sentence such as "watch for our all-polled offering in the Pioneer Sale". We have a number of pictures on hand that could be used. I am sending two for your consideration, a group of young bulls and one of a herd sire which I think is Husky George 100. Please let me know what your wishes are in regard to the ad and return the picture you want to use. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz" .
Date: July 6, 1971
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A magazine page clipping taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A magazine page (23) taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" dated July 1971. The page is in reference to a letter 2000.034.044a. The page shows an advertisement for breeders of �Polled Santa Gertrudis Cattle and lists Ranches and Farms that offer the sale of these cattle. Mamie E. George Ranch is listed in the bottom right corner of the page (23). In this particular article, the "Ballenger Farms" cattle were featured. The Ballenger Farm information was marked through with a black crayon.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Text
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" as the letterhead reads as: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 (817) 336-3611 October 20, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are the pictures made at Kingsville. I have copies of them on hand here at the office so if you wish just call me collect about the copy for the next ad. I would suggest using the picture of the three men along with an announcement of the purchase of the highest selling polled bull in the history of the breed; along with a thank you to those who purchased Mamie E. George cattle at the Pioneer sale. I will use a picture of the bull editorially. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: October 20, 1970
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 August 10, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Attached are two pictures each of four of your Pioneer Sale heifers, one picture of one of the heifers and four pictures of the sale bull. Also included is a suggested layout of a page ad, which includes all six pictures. You will need to fill in appropriate remarks about each animal under its picture. The promotion of these sale cattle could be done in any of the following ways. 1. Run the attached layout in both the September and October issues. 2. Increase the size to two pages to run in September, thereby making the pictures larger; run a follow up smaller ad of a half page in the October issue. 3. Do not run a picture of all of the heifers - use only one or two. We will need to have the layout, copy and pictures you want to use in September by August 20. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: August 10, 1970
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter with letterhead "The Cattleman"]

Description: Letter with letterhead from "The Cattleman Published By The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 410 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Phone 817/332-7155, Paul W. Horn, Editor" Contents of letter dated April 27, 1970: Mr. Hilmar G. Moore 900 Hillcrest, Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: Enclosed are the photographs which I took when I was with you and Walter at the George Ranch. The day was not the best and the photographer could have been a little better too. I understand Roger went out the next day when he had some sunlight. I hope he got some good shots for you. Sincerely, [signed] Paul W. Horn (cr) Paul W. Horn PWH/cr Enclosure CC: Walter Cardwell, Jr. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas 78644."
Date: April 27, 1970
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Branding, magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Branding" at the bottom. The drawing is of people branding cattle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Brown leather box with a push clasp]

Description: Brown leather box with a push clasp. On fabric in interior of lid, stamped: "MANUFACTURE D'HORLOGERIE PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. GENEVE GRAND PRIX A PARIS 1889 MEMBRE DU JURY - PARIS 1900". Interior is lined with purple velvet. On bottom of box a sticker reads: "PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. Fabrique d'Horlogerie Geneve No 128391".
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Business card of "Pilkington Jackson Art Publisher"]

Description: Business card of "PILKINGTON JACKSON ART PUBLISHER 58 East 13 Street" Front of card has image of a carriage holding two men wearing black top hats drawn by a black horse who is moving fast. Trees are in the background. Back of card reads: "Terms To Dealers. TAKING THE REINS, BY JOHN W. EHNIGER, N.A.21 by 13 inches, beautifully mounted on India tint, engraved title &c., per dozen, $24.00. Retail, $3 00Another edition, 12 1/2 by 7 1/2, per dozen $8 00. Retail, & $1 00Also, by the same Artist, "Sheridan's Ride," and "The Decisive Moment," (Farragut at Mobile Bay), 12 by 10. India tint, mounted, &c., $16 per dozen. Retail $2 00.All the above measurements are exclusive of margin.These photographs sell at sight, and colored copies can be had at a slight increase of prices. Remit by Money Order. In cases where parties are know to the publisher goods will be sent C. O. D. If this does not interest you personally be good enough to hand it to some one else."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Cardboard box that contained eighteen postcards of Boulder Dam]

Description: Cardboard box made similar to an envelope that contained seventeen postcards that were apparently purchased as a set. The front of the box has brown text that reads: "Boulder Dam [top, center] Word's Most Impressive Engineering Spectacle Center of a Magnificent Scenic Wonderland 18 Miniature Post Cards from Original Photographs". On left side of box front is a drawing of the dam, and on the right side is a drawing of canyons. The back of the box has text in brown that reads: "From [line] To [lines]" and in a rectangular box top, right "Postage 1 1/2[cents] Seal With Stamp". Text written under flap: "Issued By Boulder Dam Service Bureau Boulder Theatre Building Boulder City, Nevada Official Motion Pictures, Original Photographs, Souvenirs and Authentic Booklets".
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front]

Description: Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front which reads: "First Class Mail From The Cattleman 410 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth 2, Texas To Hilmar Moore George Building Richmond, Texas 77469" . The envelope had a label with red writing in top right corner and is only partially legible because it was cut off.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family. Exterior cover shows a black drawing of a front porch of a house with large columns. The focus is on a lamp attached to a wall with purple lines radiating from the lamp. The background shows bare trees and a large dome roofed building (capital?). Text on front reads: "Merry Christmas". The "M" and "C" are in purple; remaining lettering in black. The interior of the card is a drawing of a family hanging stockings near the mantle of a fireplace; candles and a wreath with two bells are placed on top of the mantle; decorated Christmas tree in left background. The photograph shows a young girl standing next to a large upholstered chair where a woman holding a baby is seated. A man dressed in a black suit is standing behind the chair. To the right of the chair is a young boy kneeling on one knee next to a Boxer dog. On right, a boy is standing near the fireplace holding up a snowman decorated stocking with the name "Bud" printed on it. Text at bottom of photo reads: "Marialice Sue (Cissie), Brian McGee, Marialice, Allan, "Dynamite", John Sharp, Allan, Jr. (Bud). Text in purple and black at bottom of card: "With the Best of Good Wishes for the Season The Shivers Family".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts. The exterior cover of the card is red with white border on left and right. White text reads: "[holly leaf attached to the "H"] Holiday Greetings [holly leaf attached to the cross of the "t"]. The interior of the card is a paper "frame" for the enclosed photograph. The photograph shows a man and woman dressed the same in brown knit pants, red satin shirts, and felt hands. The man is standing in front of a mare and her colt while the woman is sitting on her heels and holding her hat out to the colt. Red text reads: "Mary and Pete Frost". Written in blue ink on the back of the cover [interior]: "Fruit Cake [underlined]". There is a white wooden house with red shutter trim in the background; picnic table on far left with a tree trunk that partially obscures it. Tree and shrubs on right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Color photograph Gene Autry]

Description: Color photograph Gene Autry. Autry, who is wearing cowboy boots, striped knit pants, plaid shirt, necktie, and white felt hat. Autry is sitting on a cedar hitching post and he is holding a guitar. His brown horse (with white strip across face), is standing beside him on left. Building and trees in background. Written in white on bottom of photo: "Always Your Pal Gene Autry". The photograph was taken from the Mamie Davis George photo album page 10.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Envelope contain thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Flet]

Description: A small manila envelope used for storing negatives. This envelope contained thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan Sr. and their children. Printed in black print on front of envelope: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder". Type written on front: " 1/27/71 FAMILY & Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Sr." Written on front in blue ink: "1-5x7 #2 glossy 6-5x7 #2 B&W 6-8x10 #9 B&W 6-5x7 #9 B&W". Printed on back in black: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder" and in blue ink: "M/M Fletcher Morgan".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

["Evengeline Oak"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evengeline Oak" as written in black at top of postcard. The oak is seen from across a body of water. There are lilies in the water in foreground. White wooden building in right background. Two and a half story wooden dark painted building near left center. Evengeline Oak near right center. White wooden building in right background. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Folder containing a letter and photographs of cattle]

Description: Folder containing a letter from The Santa Gertrudis Journal and nine photographs of cattle. The folder is white on the front and back. Inside (right side only) has an advertisement for Mamie E. George Ranch. The advertisement is in gray, black, and white and reads: "Our ALL POLLED Offering at the Pioneer Breeders Sale Premont, Texas Oct. 17 [6 rectangular areas for photos and 6 lined areas below rectangles for print]. Sale will be held at Los Jaboncillos Ranch - 7 Miles North of Premont on Hwy. 281 beginning at 1:30 P. M. [on bottom left is a sticker that reads: "For Sale At the Ranch" and below it is a lined area. Sticker in bottom left corner reads: Horned and Polled Santa Gertrudis Member: Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Kingsville, Texas 78363 A Pioneer Santa Gertrudis Breeder An Old Herd With A New Program Santa Gertrudis Since 1932 Hilmar Moore, General Manger Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. Consultant Lockhardt, Texas Mail: George Building, Richmond, Texas 77469 Phone 713 342-2261 or 713 342-3758 (night)".
Date: 1970
Item Type: Text
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Ho, For Texas! magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing taken from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Ho, for Texas!" at the bottom. The drawing is of horses and men. Some of the men are raising their hats in the air.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family. The card is a photographic image of a mother reading a Christmas book to their two young girls. Girl on right, who has dark hair, is wearing a white short ruffle sleeved dress. Woman in center, who has dark short hair is wearing a long sleeved light colored dress with dark colored button trim. Little girl on right, who has short blonde hair and is leaning her cheek on her mother's shoulder, is wearing a short ruffle sleeved dress with ruffled collar and tie belt that ends in a bow at back. Black text at bottom of photo reads: "The Same Old Story - - Merry Christmas Joan, Johnye and Suzanne". Written on back in pencil: "First Wife And Children Of Irby Cobb, Son Of Zillah Wheat [&] Dr. S. B. Cobb". The card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family]

Description: Greetings card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family. The left side of the card has a photographic image of two young boys. Child on left, wearing overalls and white shirt, is seated in a folding chair next to a table bearing two shiny wrapped gifts. Boy on right wearing overall shorts with white shirt is standing next to the table. He has ribbon in his left hand and his right hand is on a gift box on top of the table. Written in black below the photo: "Charles [&] Chris". Text to right of photo reads: "Seasons Greetings". Written in black in below the text: "Shirlee and Irby Cobb". The card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park