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Houston, Texas. (Looking South), 1891

Description: Hand-colored chromolithograph print of a bird'e eye-view of Houston, Texas. It has insets of various public and private buildings and directories of public buildings, hotels, railroads, manufactories and churches listed at the bottom of the page.
Date: 1891
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Petition to the State Legislature

Description: Petition by citizens of Harris County to the State Legislature, asking to legalize barbed wire. A logo at the top of the page says, "Glidden's Patent, Steel Barb Fence Wire, Galvanized or Japanned." There is a description of the proposal followed by a list of handwritten signatures. Handwriting on the back of the page says, "Harris Co., Feb. 14/79" with additional notes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Sword

Description: Sword with wooden grip carved in segments and iron or steel hilt and blade; documentation states, "Belonged to George Hockley used at Battle of San Jacinto"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[17-Cent Armory Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored, octagonal, and says, "Good for 17 [cents] in Military Goods" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Deep River Armory, J. B. Hughes, Prop., Houston, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum