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Alleyton, Texas: Back Door to the Confederacy

Description: This book contains the history of Alleyton, Texas, which is located in Colorado County. The book includes information about the Alley family, the founding of Alleyton, reminiscences and recollections, as well as the establishment of railroads, local businesses, schools, and churches.
Date: 1993
Creator: Harrison, William H.
Partner: Nesbitt Memorial Library

Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Description: Occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid ten dollars for both a state and county tax. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Date: 1885-11/1886-09
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Bay City Mexican Presbyterian Church and some members]

Description: Photograph of some of the members of the Mexican Presbyterian Church in Bay City, Texas. There are men, women, and children in the picture. They are posing in front of the entrance to the church. The church is a brick building with a covered front porch, and the sign above the entrance says "Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana." There is a fence in front of the church. According to the information on the back of the photograph, it was taken on December 27, 1937.
Date: December 27, 1937
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Boats at Palacios

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a couple of boats on the water of the Tres Palacios Bay. The boat on the left is carrying passengers; the boat on the right has a single sail and one individual on it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Building in Bay City]

Description: Photograph of a building in Bay City, Texas. It is a brick building with a covered porch and three windows along the side. There are trees around the building. According to the information on the back, the photograph was taken in 1935.
Date: 1935
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Camping at the Bay

Description: Copy negative of three men identified as Louie Knudsen, Arthur Andersen, and Mads Andersen camping at Palacios Bay in Texas. Two of the men are sitting at a makeshift table and eating a meal while the third is cooking over a fire. Tools including buckets, a hatchet, and several stacked rifles are strewn about the campsite. The men are surrounded by dense foliage.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Camping at the Bay

Description: Copy negative of three men plucking game birds while camping at Palacios Bay in Texas. Two men are standing; one is holding a pile of guns and the other is cooking. The third man is sitting. Tools and supplies are visible around the camp. Two mules are standing next to a covered wagon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Campsite at the Bay

Description: Copy negative of a Danevang family camping at Palacios Bay, Texas. Several women and children wearing long dresses and bonnets are sitting around two covered wagons that are parked on the shore.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Children Playing by the Seashore]

Description: Photograph of schoolchildren playing by the seashore. Some of the children are holding hands, and others are laughing. There is a young boy standing in the middle of the photograph turned around to face the camera. The ocean is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Palacios 1935 Mr. Mil Clement & children".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Playing in the Backyard of a House]

Description: Photograph of a group of young children playing outside in the backyard of a Presbyterian manse. A woman and an older girl stand on the elevated porch watching the children. A Reverend is also standing nearby and watching the children play in the grassy yard. The back of the wood-slatted manse has two more small sets of steps that lead up to doors. Another house next door is visible in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Manse at Palacios Rev. B. del Pozo and family".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a class portrait of young Mexican Presbyterian children and their instructors. The children are all standing straight and facing the camera. There are a few instructors standing at the top of the steps at the entrance, and two are standing to the left of the group. There is a woman in the doorway holding an open umbrella above her head. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "E.P. Castaneda, Austin Chological student graduating this year- reached & taught here, one vacation, very fine fellows Palacios".
Date: November 1937
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Cleaning Fish

Description: Copy negative of two women cleaning fish at the East Bay in Palacios, Texas. There is a little boy wearing a hat in the photograph, and there are several people walking along the bay in the background. The women are wearing dresses, aprons, and hats.
Date: 1920/1925
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Cleaning Fish

Description: Photograph of two women and a young boy cleaning fish at East Bay in Palacios, Texas. The woman on the left, identified as Margaret Juhl, is wearing a light-colored bonnet and dress. She holds a fish in her hands over a pot. The woman on the right, identified as Mrs. H. P. Jensen, wears a dark hat with a ribbon tied around it and a dark cape-like top. The boy that is with them stands behind the woman on the left looking at the camera. They are next to a large body of water. At least three other people can be seen in the very back. Accompanying information has provided names for the women, but they have not been matched to their positions in the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Folks on Boat Ride

Description: Copy negative of citizens of Danevang taking a boat ride in Palacios Bay, Texas. The image was taken from the dock as the boat is taking off. People on the boat are leaning out the windows to look at the camera. One boy is sitting atop the roof of the vessel and clutching his hat in his hand. Several other children are leaning on the railing of the boat and dipping their toes in the water. The bank of the river and several buildings onshore can be seen behind the boat, as well as a bridge that extends past the picture plane.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Group of Bay City Mexican Church members]

Description: Photograph of a group of Bay City Mexican Church members. The group includes men, women, and children. Two of the little girls on the front row are holding baby dolls. They are posing in front of the church. According to the information on the back, the photograph was taken on December 27, 1936. The name Esparza is written on the back, but it is not clear whether or not this person is in the photograph.
Date: December 27, 1936
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of Girls Sitting Together in Church Pews]

Description: Photograph of a group of seven girls sitting together at the back of a church in two rows of pews. The girls are all facing forward, and most are looking at the camera. There is a woman in a striped dress on the right-hand side of the image; she is holding a book and facing the group of girls. In front of her, there is a projector sitting on a table. There are two open windows and closed double doors in the background behind the girls. The foreground is made up of four more rows of empty pews. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Palacios, 1952 Training School".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

O.J. and Lillie Hansen

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a wife and a husband, standing together for a picture in front of some castor beanstalks. They are identified as Lillian and O.J. Hansen. Lillian is wearing a white dress and a necklace, while O.J. is wearing a button-up shirt with pockets on the front and dark pants. They both have their hands behind their backs.
Date: 1932
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Jasper Juhl Family

Description: Copy negative of the Jasper Juhl family, the Wilborg family, and Mona Smith, taken at the East Pay in Palacios, Texas in Matagorda County. Everyone in the photo is sitting down, with adults in the back row and children in front. There are three automobiles visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Letter from Charley G. Kidder to John J. Herrera - 1950-09-02]

Description: Letter from Charley G. Kidder of Bay City, Texas, to John J. Herrera dated September 2,1950. Kidder is asking for a donation from Herrera to pay the balance of funeral expenses for a man killed in a train accident. Herrera apparently was the attorney retained by the family.
Date: September 2, 1950
Creator: Kidder, Charley G.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Gene Gutierrez to John J. Herrera - 1951-12-29]

Description: Letter from Gene Gutierrez of LULAC Council Number 184 in Palacios, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, dated December 29, 1951. Gutierrez requests legal advice following an act of discrimination against one of their LULAC members who was refused service at the Rainbow Inn of Palacios, Texas.
Date: December 29, 1951
Creator: Gutierrez, Gene
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Henry P. Evans to Oscar M. Laurel - 1951-10-03]

Description: Letter from Henry P. Evans of Houston, Texas to Oscar M. Laurel, LULAC Executive Secretary & Legal Advisor, dated October 3, 1951. Evans writes concerning a city lot in Bay City, Texas, in connection with oil and gas leases. Evans requests execution of paperwork by LULAC officers to straighten up the issue.
Date: October 3, 1951
Creator: Evans, Henry P.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library