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Biography of Private Alfonso Steele (Deceased) Last Survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto, Together with Mr. Steele's Account of the Campaign and Fight, and the Official Report of General Sam Houston, With Complete Roster of the Commands Composing the Little Army.

Description: This book is separated into three basic sections starting with an autobiographical sketch about Alfonso Steele, the last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto. Next, an article by the editor of The Mexia Daily News that gives an overview of Steele's children and grandchildren. Finally, the report from General Houston includes "documents of Major General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas army, sent to David G. Burnett, President of the Republic of Texas" which "give an authentic account of the battle of San Jacinto, a complete list of the heroes who fought in that engagement, and they clear up some points heretofore the object of controversy" (p. 13).
Date: 1925~
Creator: Steele, Alfonso
Partner: UNT Libraries

Grissom Family Men, Richardson, Texas

Description: Four men standing outdoors. All are wearing dark trousers and white, long-sleeved shirts. From left to right, the first man wears glasses and a bow-tie, has a moustache, and is wearing sleeve garters. The other three wear long neck-ties. Pocket-watch chains are visible on the 3rd and 4th men. Behind them is an arbor or trellis with brushy growth on the top and on the right side. Additional information: The photograph is from the Grissom family collection, but no identification is available.
Date: 1925/1935
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Neches River Bridge]

Description: Postcard of the Neches River Bridge in Beaumont. A man is standing in the bottom left corner. The Neches River Bridge opened to the public on May 9, 1925. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Neches River Bridge, Beaumont, Texas." Printed at the bottom is "109451 - N." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "The Edwards News Co., Port Arthur & Beaumont, Texas" and "Genuine Curteich-Chicago 'C.T. American Art' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)."
Date: [1925..1928]
Creator: The Edwards News Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Teacher's Contract for Pearl Vinson

Description: Teacher's contract for Pearl Vinson from 1925. The contract stipulates that she will teach for 7 months at a rate of $85/month in the Cross Roads Elementary in Cass County. Other signatures on the contract include J. F. Joyner, M.A. Harrell and R.E. Hall, trustees, and J. F. Lovelace, County Superintendant.
Date: May 5, 1925
Partner: Other

Texas as it is today

Description: A book describing life in Texas around the year 1925. The book talks about many cities in Texas as well as interesting facts about Texas. The author wrote the book in an attempt to defeat internal and external stereotypes about Texas.
Date: 1925
Creator: Menn, Alfred E
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Wagon Full of Watermelons]

Description: Photograph of a wagon filled with a load of watermelons at Moss Bluff, where the Kilgore family spent some of their time. Brothers Joseph and Ullmann Kilgore are sitting in the front of the wagon and steering.
Date: 1925
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library