Located in central Texas, Fayette County’s first Anglo settlers arrived in the early 1820s. The county was organized January 18, 1838, with La Grange as the county seat. Beginning in the mid-1840s, a series of short-lived newspapers were published at La Grange.
The Ferris Wheel documents the history of Ferris from 1896 to 1897. The weekly newspaper contains news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding provided by the Northeast Texas Library System.
Larry Jene Fisher's images reflect his work as a photographer, filmmaker, environmental activist, musician, pilot, and traveler. These photos illustrate the richness and diversity of life in Texas, including the Big Thicket of East Texas.
Historical newspapers published in Hereford from 1901 to 1908. Provided 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.
This was the first newspaper to serve Frisco after the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway built a line through the area, published from 1902 to the 1950s. Funding provided by a grant to the Collin County Genealogical Society from the Collin County Historical Commission.
As one of only two sovereign nations to join the U.S., the Republic of Texas occupies a unique place in American history. These materials relate to this volatile era. Funding provided by a TexTreasures grant.
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.
William Fuller played a pivotal role in the development of the aviation and airport industry in the DFW area. These photos document his illustrious career as well as the growth of aviation and non-aviation topics in North Texas.