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[Dallas City Charter, 1871]

Description: Original text of the charter to incorporate Dallas as a city of Texas, located in Dallas County. The document has 40 sections outlining the various aspects of governance and the city's relationship to the government of Texas. It was filed April 20, 1871 and officially signed and sealed by the Secretary of State on May 9.
Date: 1871
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Legal Document

Mayor's Message and Annual Reports of City Officers of the City of Dallas, Texas: For the Fiscal Year Ending April 15th, 1889

Description: Report on various aspects of the city of Dallas, Texas describing activities, funding, and other information for fiscal year 1888-1889, including an overall report from the mayor as well as departmental reports from the health officer, city chemist, chief of the fire department, superintendent fire alarm telegraph, city engineer, superintendent of waterworks, city recorder, city marshal, city collector, city treasurer, and city secretary. An index to the reports is on page 108.
Date: 1889
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Book

[Dallas City Code]

Description: Text of laws in the city of Dallas, Texas, including standing rules, revised civil and criminal ordinances, and revised city ordinances. Most of the ordinances were enacted in 1889 with amendments in 1891 and 1893. Index to civil ordinances starts after page 296.
Date: 1893
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Book

Annual Reports, City of Dallas: 1900-1901

Description: Report on various aspects of the city of Dallas, Texas describing activities, funding, and other information for fiscal year 1900-1901, including an overall report from the mayor as well as departmental reports from city officials.
Date: 1901
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Book

[Dallas Park Board Minutes, Book 7]

Description: Minutes for the Dallas Park Board containing a record of the group's discussions, decisions, and other business. Also contains indexes.
Date: 1905/1914
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Park Department.
Item Type: Book

Charter of the City of Dallas

Description: Official copy of the text of Senate Bill 316, titled "An act to grant a new charter to the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency." It includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the Texas Secretary of State.
Date: 1907
Creator: Texas. Legislature.

[Men Filling Sand Bags]

Description: Photograph of several men filling sand bags. Trucks are parked on a dirt road. A handwritten note on back states: "Filling sand bags to use in protecting Fish Trap Road lake Dallas."
Date: May 1908
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[T&P Bridge and Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of the T&P bridge and surrounding flood waters. In the photograph, a boat is visible floating behind a tree. Handwritten note on reverse: "May 1908 flood waters T&P Bridge remains standing tracks washed out."
Date: May 1908
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Train Crossing Turtle Creek Through Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of the M. K. & T. train in Trinity River flood waters. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "M K & T crossing Turtle Creek through flood waters May 1908 Cotton Belt Train in back ground."
Date: May 1908
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Trinity River Flood Waters From Train Track]

Description: Photograph of five figures walking on a train track with Trinity River flood waters in the background. A handwritten note on back of the photograph reads: "May 1908 flood Union Station at site of present structure."
Date: May 1908
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Trinity River Flood Waters From Turtle Creek]

Description: Photograph of the Trinity River flood waters. The photograph is inside a black matte. Poles are jutting out of the water. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "Flood waters May 1908 M. K. + T. tracks and Alamo Street at Turtle Creek looking from Oak Lawn Ave towards the city."
Date: May 1908
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph