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Colorado Steam Laundry

Description: Photograph of the Colorado Steam Laundry, housed in a red brick building at the corner of an intersection in Colorado City.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

George Herman Mahon monument

Description: Photograph of the George Herman Mahon monument. There is a bust of Mahon atop the monument. A plaque under the bust says "George Herman Mahon (1900-1985) reared in Mitchell County. First United States Congressman elected to 19th District (elected to 22 terms, 1934-1978). Chairman, appropriations committee (1964-1978). Mitchell County attorney (1926-1927). 32nd Judicial District Attorney (1927-1934). A Statesman."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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[George Herman Mahon Monument]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of the plaque at the base of a monument, describing the life of George Herman Mahon, in Colorado City, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

Heart of West Texas Museum

Description: Photograph of the Heart of West Texas Museum. The view of the building is obscured by tall trees, and there is a white cannon to the left.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Heart of West Texas Museum

Description: Photograph of a sign outside the Heart of West Texas Museum. It reads: "City of Colorado City, Heart of West Texas Museum, Special Events: Chief Lone Wolf Exhibit."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic plaque - Dr. Preston C. Coleman

Description: Photograph of a historic marker. It reads: "Physician and Leader Dr. Preston C. Coleman (1853 - 1932). Born in Tennessee. Graduated from University of Louisville (KY.). Coming in 1883 to Colorado City, rode horseback or by buggy to ranches in 100-mile radius, practicing here rest of his life. Religion, medicine, and education were his chief concerns. He was a Texas & Pacific Railroad surgeon; 1895-96 president, Texas Medical Association; a fellow, American College of Surgeons; an elder in his church; moderator, 1930, Texas Presbyterian Synod; trustee, 1906-31, Austin College (Sherman); Vice President for life, West Texas Chamber of Commerce; was called "Father of Texas Tech" University. (1972)"
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Historic plaque - Founding of Colorado City

Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Colorado City. It reads: "The Founding of Colorado City. Founded, 1880, at the crossing of the Colorado River and Texas & Pacific Railroad right-of-way: central shipping point and supply depot for the sprawling cattle ranches of west Texas and New Mexico. From 1880 (when A. W. Dunn opened his dirt-floor. Tent-roof General Store) to 1890. The boisterous cattle town garnered notoriety as well as fame. The largest community between Fort Worth and El Paso. Colorado City had more millionaires than any other Texas town and the most saloons in the west. Law and order was housed in a dugout at the edge of town. Where a company of Texas Rangers made all men check their guns. Modest, courageous Ranger Dick Ware was elected first sheriff in 1881. Population soared from 700 to 5,000 in the first two years. As cowboys, cattlemen, merchants, and (as a visitor said) "any number of bummers", vied for space. The first sermon was preached in a saloon and the town "jail" was a chain attached to a mesquite tree, but citizens could find beauty in the lantern-glow from dozens of tents in the center of town. Althought drought and the passing of the open range soon diminished Colorado City's glory, its first decade won for it the epithet, 'Mother City of West Texas.' (1968)"
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Mitchell County monument on courthouse grounds

Description: Mitchell County settled after Indians left Texas in 1875, one of 128 counties created (Aug. 21, 1876) from Bexar Territory covering west Texas to the panhandle and El Paso. Named for Mitchell brothers, Asa and Eli, Texas war for independence veterans. Organized Jan. 10, 1881, when the railroad came, making county seat Colorado City west Texas "mother city" and first boom town. Oil, sheep and cattle ranching center, historic sites include Comanche Indian Village, Seven Wells, Last Buffalo Watering Hole, annual events: Colorado City Frontier Roundup and Tumbleweed Festival. (1965)
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

War memorial - Mitchell County

Description: center piece: HONORING ALL WHO SERVED FROM MITCHELL COUNTY AND DEDICATED TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

War memorial - Mitchell County

Description: MAURIECE R MACKEY NAT. L. MANN JACK McDOWELL BOBBY C. MILLER WILLIAM A. MOHLER WYATT B. MOORE LYNN R. MORRISON ROBERT H. MOSER JAMES E. NUNN VIVIAN PHILLIPS EVERETT A. POND RAYMOND E. PRICE JACK A. REID OREN M. RICHARDSON ANDREW B. ROBERTSON, JR. VAN C. SAWYER CURTIC SCOTT CORKEY SHEPPARD DON K. SHEPPARD PAUL F. STEADMAN HOMER M. TILLER HIRAM W. VENUS WELDON W. WARE PERCY C. WHITLOCK WALTER W. WILSON, JR. LESLIE WOOD JACKSON H. WYATT WILSON WYATT KEREAN CONFLICT AUBREY LEE BENSON VIETNAM CONFLICT ROBERT W. COOPER ROBERT O. DAVIS RICHARD KAYSER GERALD H. MARTIN MANUEL G. MARTINEZ RALPH M. SMITH GLENN STANDEFER
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

War memorial - Mitchell County

Description: WORLD WAR I TORRANCE A. ALLISON ALLEN G. BIRMINGHAM WILLIAM E. BOHANNON JOHN H. BROWN ARNETT DANIELS JOHN ESTES R.S.GARLAND OREN C. HOOKER JUNIUS MERRITT J.S.PETERS CONNER POSEY JESSE J. UZZLE BILL M. WILLIAMS SID WIMBERLEY ANDY WRIGHT WORLD WAR II FRANK P. BLASSINGAME JAMES BODINE JOEL W. BRADLEY R.H.BREITHAUPT REBECCA A. BRITTON ROY E. BROOKSHIRE LEON H. CALLAN LAWTON B. CALLISON HAROLD A. CAPELLUTO RAYMOND CASTILLO SIDNEY G. CHURCHILL WILLARD I. CRANEILL J.D. DODSON JOHN M. DOSS LEWIS E. DUKE J.C. FORBUS HARRELL W. FULLER ROBERT R. GOUGE GORDON R. GRANT TEDE HALE DONALD W. HALL VELTON C. HAMPTON WILLIAM E. HARDEGREE DANIEL W. HARDIN CLARENCE H. HARREL BURNHARD K. HART HENRY J. HENLEY JOHN W. HODGES, JR. ANTON H. HOHERTZ MANN JARNIGAN CLARENCE B. JENNINGS DICK L. JONES LOMAX W. JONES TOMAS LARES WILLIAM R. LONG JOSE C. LUERA
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

War memorial - Mitchell County

Description: HONORING ALL WHO SERVED FROM MITCHELL COUNTY AND DEDICATED TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph