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Dedication of Marker for Saint Rose Cemetery in Beeville, Texas

Description: Saint Rose Cemetery was designated a Texas Historical Cemetery during a dedication ceremony in August 2008. Dr. Barbara Welder, chair of the Bee County Historical Commission, spoke at the dedication which was attended by Lawrence Oaks, Executive Director of the Texas Historical Commission. This historical African American burial ground was formally deeded in 1921. However, some burials took place prior to that; with the earliest known burial being that of a former slave, Nancy Williams, dating from 1901. Among the prominent individuals interred here are Mose Lott and Allen Canada, the two men who built the first Beeville schoolhouse for African Americans; several veterans of conflicts dating back to World War I; and Mrs. Mary Canada, who was a mediator between the black and white communities during the “incident free” desegregation of the Beeville Independent School District.
Date: August 2008
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Restored Stone Ranch]

Description: Photograph of ranch buildings in a field. A small building with a chimney is sitting to the left of a larger building that has a chimney on either side, two windows, and a door.
Date: 1985
Creator: Parks, David
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Crowd Seated for an Event at a Stele]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people seated before a large rock. The crowd, left, is made up of various ages and races of people, with some standing along the edge of the mass. To the right, a group of people are situated in a line to the sides of a rock that is half again the size of a person. The rock is broad and thin and has a hide on its front. A man in a pink shirt (Bob Green) leans against the rock to the right, while another man (Joe Blanton)stands in front of it. Cars can be seen parked in the background.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Elders in a Field]

Description: Photograph of four elderly people in a field. Three elderly sisters (Sallie, Lucile, and Ethel) are seated in the field with the elderly Watt Matthews standing behind them with his hands on the first and third lady. A prickly pear cactus grows to the right of the group.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Group of People outside of a Ranch House]

Description: Photograph of over twenty people at various stages in their adult lives who are gathered in front of a stone ranch house. Three elderly sisters (Sallie, Lucile, and Ethel) sit in chairs in front of the group.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Stone Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of a stone building under construction. Stone blocks are scattered among the foreground in front of the partially built wall. A group of people stand near a doorway that is being propped up with lumber.
Date: 1983~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Matthews in the Cookshack]

Description: Photograph of (left to right) Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Reynolds Matthews sitting in the cookshack at Matthews Ranch headquarters. Wilson is holding a notepad, and she and Avedon appear to be listening to Matthews as he talks. Avedon is wearing a cowboy hat given to him by Matthews. In the background are two picnic tables with checkered table cloths.
Date: 1981~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Ethel Casey, Watt Matthews, and Lucile Brittingham]

Description: Photograph of three elderly Matthews siblings: (left to right) Ethel Matthews Casey, Watt Reynolds Matthews, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham. The two women are standing on either side of Watt Matthews with their arms linked through his.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Richard Avedon, Watt Matthews, Ethel Casey, and Lucile Brittingham]

Description: Photograph of (left to right) photographer Richard Avedon, Watt Reynolds Matthews, Ethel Matthews Casey, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham in front of a brick wall and a window. Ethel Matthews Casey is sitting in a chair while the others stand. To their right is Avedon's 8"x10" Deardorff large format camera on a tripod. Avedon is wearing a hat given to him as a gift by Watt Matthews.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Watt Casey, Jr. Photographing the Matthews Family]

Description: Photograph of Watt Casey, Jr. photographing (left to right) Richard Avedon, Watt Reynolds Matthews, Ethel Matthews Casey, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham. Laura Wilson is standing next to Watt Casey, Jr. in the foreground.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Carol Channing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews]

Description: Photograph of Carol Channing standing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews in front of a covered wagon. Watt Matthews, left, is shorter and is wearing a hat and loose tie. Channing is wearing a broad brimmed cowboy hat and a gun belt. Joe B. Matthews, right, is wearing a cowboy hat, dark rimmed glasses, a vest, and a bandana around his neck.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Man Diving at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a man performing at Seven Seas ocean theme park. He is diving from the top of a tall ladder. The ladder is held up by cables, and there is a platform near the bottom of it.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Man on Platform at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a man performing at Seven Seas ocean theme park. He is standing on a small platform at the top of a tall ladder.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Man Performing at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a man performing at Seven Seas ocean theme park. He is standing on a platform in front of a pool, waving to the crowd.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Man with Dolphins at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a man with dolphins at Seven Seas ocean theme park. The man is skiing on two dolphins in a pool. Three other people are observing nearby. There are diving boards on the left, a hut on the right, and a crowd is watching the performance.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Show at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of the sea lion show at Seven Seas ocean theme park. A sea lion is jumping out of the water, doing a flip in a pool with a bar and hoop. A park worker is walking on a platform in the middle of the pool directing the sea lion. A crowd watches from the stands.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Show at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of the sea lion show at Seven Seas ocean theme park. A sea lion and park worker are performing on a platform in a pool with a hoop and bar. A crowd watches from the stands.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Swimming with Dolphins at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a man swimming with dolphins at Seven Seas ocean theme park. The man and two dolphins are in a pool. There are diving boards on the left, a hut on the right, and a crowd is in the front watching the performance.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Aerial View of Ranch Buildings]

Description: Photograph of Lambshead Ranch taken directly over four buildings and animal pens. Trucks are visible along the left side.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Aerial View of Ranch Property]

Description: Photograph of Lambshead Ranch taken from the air. Buildings, dirt roads, and fields are clearly visible in this view from the west.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Group of People in a Lobby]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing together in a lobby. Lady Bird Johnson and another woman are wearing prairie dresses to the left, and elderly Watt Matthews stands to the right of them with a hat in his hand.
Date: 1975~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Dolphin at Seven Seas]

Description: Slide of a dolphin performing at Seven Seas ocean life park. It is in a pool in front of people on a stage jumping to a pole held high in the air.
Date: 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum