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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

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

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

Four Women and a Man Having a Picnic

Description: Four women and one man sit in the shade of a tree, having a picnic, "Camp Meeting Aug 2 - 03". 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

James P. Thomas, Sr. and Ms. Rosabelle Hines

Description: James P. Thomas, Sr. and Ms. Rosabelle Hines, "Camp Meeting Aug 2 - 03". James and his girlfriend Rosabelle sit on a rocky outcropping in a stream. James was a McKinney resident.
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

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 Women and a Man in a Tree

Description: A women and a man in a tree, having a picnic, "Camp Meeting Aug 2 - 03". From the collection of James P. Thomas, Sr., McKinney
Date: 1903
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

McKinney High School Football Team 1924

Description: McKinney High School Football team, "Season 24 or 25" (1924 team). 11 man squad. Person on far left is John David Stiff Bond, father of donor
Date: 1924
Creator: Greenwood Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

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

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

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

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

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

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: c. 1903
Creator: Greenwood Studios, McKinney
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

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