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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
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
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
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
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~
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
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
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
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
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
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
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[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~
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch