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East Texas.

Description: This book was created to provide "authentic information concerning the natural and co-operative resources and opportunities offered by East Texas and her people" for the general public. It contains information about the "General Development in 1921-22, The Evolution of transportation and Fixing of Lower Rate Levels, The Marketing Problem Nearing Solution, Organization, Concentration and Standardization of Quality; Pack and Grade, Co-Operative Work of A. & M. College Department of Extension Service; State Agricultural Department; Markets and Warehouses Department; [and the] Chamber of Commerce in East Texas" (p. 1).
Date: 1923
Creator: East Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Postcard of Paso Del Norte Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a drawing of a nine story brown building with white accents, described on the back as "Pas Del Norte Hotel In The Heart of the "International City" El Paso, Texas - Juarez, Mexico Downtown 300 Rooms - 3 Restaurants Climatized - Tour Headquarters." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: February 1968
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Princess Victoria - Smallest Woman in the World]

Description: Postcard of a small woman standing near a car looking up towards a much taller man wearing a top hat. The picture adds, " "Princess Victoria." Smallest Woman in the World. "In her special Cole 40 Automobile." " The back adds, "World's smallest Little Lady, Born at Melbourne, Australia. Age 23 Years. Weight 19 3/4 Lbs. Height 25 1/2 Inches. The smallest entertainer the world has ever known." "Wish you were here," is written below on the back with several initials. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Mrs. N. M. McFee, El Paso, Texas, Hotel Paso del Norte."
Date: November 17, 1913
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Women in Leaf-Covered Car]

Description: Postcard of of five women in white dresses sitting in a white car that is covered in leaves. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Paso del Norte El Paso, Tex."
Date: November 24, 1913
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Souvenir Book of Favorite Recipes from El Paso, Texas

Description: Cookbook compiled by the Auxiliary of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church of El Paso, Texas, containing recipes organized by type as well as extensive household hints and reference materials. Table of contents (for recipes): Appetizers, Pickles, Relish; Soups, Salads, Dressings, Sauces; Main Dishes -- Meat, Seafood Poultry; Main Dishes -- Egg, Cheese, Spaghetti, Casserole; Vegetables, Bread, Rolls, Pies, Pastry; Cakes, Cookies, Icings; Desserts; Candy, Jelly, Jam, Preserves, Beverages, Miscellaneous. Index starts on page A.
Date: unknown
Creator: Auxiliary of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Statistics and information concerning the state of Texas: with its millions of acres of unoccupied lands...

Description: This book covers statistical information for the state of Texas. It includes "great inducements for the investment of capital, health for the invalid, interesting sights and scenes for the tourist and pleasure seeker, broad fields of research for the historian, unsurpassed hunting grounds for the sportsman, and other resources waiting to be unlocked by the key of capital in the hands of labor and industry" (title page).
Date: 1890
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

Description: This text gives an overview of the places and resources in Texas with an emphasis on the locations where the railroads run through the state. Indexes start on page 220.
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas State Historical Association Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting, 1981

Description: Program for the 85th annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, held in El Paso, Texas, including a list of sessions for the meeting and related information about the organization and conference.
Date: March 1981
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Texas State Historical Association