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"Between the Creeks"

Description: Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Name Index to Gwen Pettit Articles]

Description: Spreadsheet index of personal and family names found in the compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Man and woman

Description: Unidentified couple in dress clothes. The woman has a bow in her hair and is wearing a locket. The man has on a narrow tie and a watch fob.
Date: unknown
Creator: Greenwood Blue Gallery
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Man in suit

Description: Unidentified man in a dark suit, photograph process is "Aristo Finish."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wakely
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Woman in white gown

Description: Unidentified woman in a white dress. There is a bow in her hair, and a photo cameo on her neckline with an image of a man. There is a locket around her neck, and she is holding flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Greenwood Blue Gallery
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

History of McKinney and Collin County

Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of the history of Collin County including important people, agricultural geography, and economic aspects.
Date: May 1, 1924
Creator: Wilson, Walter B.
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

A History of Collin County, Texas

Description: This book gives an overview of Collin County, Texas. The text discusses the geography and prehistoric aspects of the county as well as the history of the people in the region (including Native American tribes and settlers). The book has a bibliography (starting on p. 279) and an index (starting on p. 283).
Date: 1958
Creator: Stambaugh, J. Lee, b. 1889; Stambaugh, Lillian J., b. 1888 & Carroll, H. Bailey
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Buckner, The County Seat of Collin County Texas

Description: Partial plat map of Buckner, Texas, historically the seat of Collin County, Texas. There is a key on the left listing lots and streets and a legal statement handwritten at the bottom. The map is encapsulated and has been framed; printed text at the bottom of the frame says: "Original plat of the first county seat of Collin County---Fort Buckner---drawn by the early surveyor, H. O. Hedgecoxe date 1846."
Date: 1846
Creator: Hedgecoxe, H. O.
Item Type: Map
Partner: North Texas History Center

Employee Personnel, McKinney, Texas, Texas Textile Mills

Description: T. S. Morris, the father of the donor, was born in 1899. He lived and farmed at Rt. 5, McKinney. At night, he worked at the Mill in the weave shop and dye room. In this photo he is a short man, in overalls, with two men to his left in dark jackets. He is near the sixth window from the left.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Country Boy Haystacks Calhoun

Description: Haystacks Calhoun, wrestler, publicity photo, Country Boy Haystacks Calhoun. Calhoun was raised and died in McKinney, Texas. Popular in the 1950-1970s.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

A Group of People in McKinney

Description: A group of well dressed men and women in a line somewhere in McKinney. From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney.
Date: 1903~
Creator: McKinney Greenwood Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Two Women and a Thresher

Description: Two women standing in front of a thresher in a farm field. Their horse drawn buggy is in the background. From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney.
Date: 1903~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Two Women in a Horse Drawn Cart

Description: Two women in a horse drawn cart on a dirt road in the country.. From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney.
Date: 1903~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

A Man and a Woman in a Horse Drawn Buggy

Description: A man and a woman sitting in a horse drawn buggy on a dirt street in a residential area of a city. From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney.
Date: 1903~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Three Women in a Tree

Description: Three women up in a tree. From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney.
Date: 1903~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Four Women Sit in a Field

Description: Four women sit in a field, "Camp Meeting Aug 2 - 03". From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center