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Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel documents the history of Ferris, Texas, with the items in this collection ranging from 1896-1897. The weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding for this project was provided by the Northeast Texas Library System.

Added: August 2009.

Finders Keepers Quarterly

The Finders Keepers quarterlies are a compilation of genealogical and historical information pertaining to residents and locales of Johnson County as recorded in first-hand accounts and historical documents. Many genealogical records for county residents and descendants are also included, as are photographs of people, places and events of the county's past.

Added: December 2013.

Fire Museum of Texas Patch Collection

This significant collection includes uniform patches from city and volunteer fire departments from all over the state of Texas, representing the history of fire service in the state. It's the largest and most complete of its type, growing as fire departments continue donating their patches.

Added: December 2013.

Flake's Bulletin

Started by German newspaper editor Ferdinand Flake, Flake's Bulletin in its many title incarnations served the Galveston area during the late 19th century.

Added: October 2011.

The Margaret Formby Memorial Collection

This fully-searchable collection includes more than 374 historical newspapers published in Hereford, Texas from 1901-1908. It was made possible by donations to the Deaf Smith County Friends of the Library in memory of Mrs. Formby, who was dedicated to the preservation of Texas history.

Added: July 2011.

Fort Bend Museum Collection

This rich variety of historical materials includes photographs of artifacts from the Fort Bend museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

Added: May 2009.

Fort Griffin Echo

Serving the town of Fort Griffin during the late 19th century, the Fort Griffin Echo documented the events of a town with a reputation for being a lawless frontier outpost. It was published weekly and provided local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

Added: May 2014.

Fort Hood Sentinel

Established as Camp Hood in 1942, Fort Hood has grown into the largest active duty armored post in the United States. This newspaper collection documents news and advertisements since 1953, giving an interesting perspective on life in a military settlement over the years, including information from the Department of the Army on issues relevant to the soldiers

Added: November 2012.

Fort Worth Daily Gazette

On June 30, 1882, the Fort Worth Daily Gazette published its first issue. This collection includes over 1200 issues dated from 1883 to 1890, and the paper reigned as the only North Texas daily west of the Trinity River. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.

Added: May 2010.


Fraternity was a monthly publication of the United Benevolent Society of Fort Worth that included news, editorials, and poetry. The Society was a nonprofit organization organized through a lodge system that was dedicated to cooperation for mutual benefit and carrying out social, intellectual, charitable, and patriotic activities.

Added: May 2014.

Frisco Journal

This was the first newspaper to serve Frisco, beginning in 1902 after the St. Louis - San Francisco Railway built a line through the area and published weekly until the late 1950s. Funding provided through a grant awarded to the Collin County Genealogical Society from the Collin County Historical Commission.

Added: October 2014.

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History draws on materials that include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

Added: May 2009.

From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856

As one of only two sovereign nations to become a part of the United States of America, the Republic of Texas occupies a unique place in American history. This collection showcases maps, books, letters and pamphlets relating to this volatile era in Texas history. Funding for this project was provided by a TexTreasures grant.

Added: May 2009.

The Frontier Echo

This weekly newspaper served the people of Jacksboro in Jack County. The Frontier Echo was published by G. W. Robson between 1875 and 1878. It features local, state, and national news along with some advertising.

Added: May 2014.

William Fuller Collection

William Fuller (1895-1978) played a pivotal role in the development of the aviation and airport industry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These photographs document his involvement and illustrious career as well as the growth of aviation and non-aviation related topics in North Texas.

Added: November 2014.