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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

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

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

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

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

Man in suit

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

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: c. 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Grissom sons, Jack, Murray & Park, Plano, Texas

Description: Studio portrait of three boys, from mid-chest. Left: youngest, wearing light-colored wide-collared, buttoned shirt or romper. Center: middle in age, wearing white, long-sleeved shirt with medium stripes and dark neck-tie. Left: oldest, wearing light-colored shirt, perhaps with woven textured stripes, and dark neck-tie. Additional information: Sons of William Lee GRISSON (27 Oct 1879 AL - 29 Jan 1949 TX) and Mollie Sandifer GRISSOM (11 Jan 1882 TX - 16 Jun 1972 TX) from left to right: Jack Kendal GRISSOM (7 Jul 1911 Plano TX - 27 May 1981 Garland TX) Murray Amos GRISSOM (19 Oct 1908 Plano TX - 4 Jan 1971 Dallas TX) Park Lee GRISSOM (16 Oct 1906 Plano TX - 25 Feb 1982 Allen TX) source: "The Family of Park L. Grissom" by Mozelle Grissom, 1981 [unpublished document]
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Henry William Coit and family, Renner, Texas

Description: 9 people standing on a steam tractor or attached gang plow. 2 women, three children, 4 men. The woman standing farthest right is veiled. The rear of the tractor is visible, in a partially plowed field. 2 women, 2 man, and 1 child (girl) are holding levers used to raise and lower the plows. Written on back of photo: Henry William Coit & family, steam tractor & plow, Renner Tex., Early 1900's. 5/24/1985 donated Henry W. Coit.
Date: 1900/1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Routh Family Reunion, Routh Home, Plano, Texas

Description: Family group, informal portrait. 5 informal rows, some faces partially hidden. 52 faces visible, some partially. One torso, far right. Children seated in front. 2 women, center, appear to be wearing dark hats or bonnets with large black ribbons. 1 man, seated, holding hat, wears eye patch on right eye. Written on back: on back: about 1938 - Routh family reunion, Routh Home - Plano. BACK ROW: Vivian S Barron, Madge Carver Barron, Cecil Thornton Barron, Stanley J Jr Mendenhall, Stanley J Mendenhall, Stanton J Barron, Haskel Roach, Jake Barron or Jimmy Rogers, Jake Barron or Jimmy Rogers, UNK, UNK, UNK, Robert Webb, Roy Patton Howell, UNK, UNK SECOND ROW: John M Campbell, UNK, UNK, Pauline Mendenhall, Bertha Mendenhall, UNK, UNK, UNK, Rosa Routh, Clara Routh, Virginia Roach, Mildred C Rogers, Julia Mendenhall, Florence Rogers, UNK, UNK, UNK, UNK BOTTOM ROW: UNK, Mary Ann Coit, UNK, Louise Rogers, all others unidentified
Date: 1939~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library