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Railroad Survey Crew Poses for a Photo, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago Rock Island survey crew posing with surveying instruments in front of a tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Item Type: Photograph

Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the first called session of the thirtieth legislature of Texas: together with the proclamation of the Governor convening the legislature in extra-ordinary session.

Description: This document is a message to the legislature of Texas from Governor T.M. Campbell. The purpose of the message was to get the legislature prepared to discuss laws concerning: simplification of court proceedings in the state of Texas, making telephone companies transmit other telephone companies messages, fair and lawful taxing of its citizens, increase business fees of both domestic and foreign businesses, and any other matters relating to the Constitution of Texas.
Date: April 17, 1907
Creator: Campbell, Thomas Mitchell
Item Type: Book

A gazetteer of Texas

Description: This book is about the geography of Texas. The geographical information in the book includes: topography and drainage, climate, forests, exploration, settlement, population, industries, and land surveys.
Date: 1902
Creator: Gannett, Henry
Item Type: Book

The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle

Description: The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle published in 2 volumes. This is volume-1, as related by his faithful lieutenant, Henri de Tonty; his missionary colleagues, Fathers Zenobius Membre, Louis Hennepin, and Anastasius Douay; his early biographer, Father Christian LeClercq; his trusted subordinate, Henri Joutel; and his brother, Jean Cavelier; together with memoirs, commissions, etc. Edited with an introduction by Isaac Joslin Cox
Date: 1905
Creator: Cox, Isaac Joslin
Item Type: Book

Reminiscences of reconstruction in Texas ; and, Reminiscences of Texas and Texans fifty years ago

Description: The author's personal recollections of the Reconstruction in Texas. The work is "intended to be illustrative of the conditions existing in Texas, the customs, feelings, and sentiments of the people, that came under the obersvation of the author at that time; and in addition some short sketches of the judges that occupied the bench and the lawyers that practiced in the Third and Thirteenth Judicial Districts fifty years ago, with a few short sketches of some early settlers, clerical and lay"
Date: 1902
Creator: Wood, William D.
Item Type: Book

Sixty years in Texas

Description: Sketches of the old pioneers of Dallas County, especially the Jackson family.
Date: 1908
Creator: Jackson, George
Item Type: Book

Map of Texas.

Description: Map of Texas circa 1900 showing counties, towns, major roads, railroads and advertising land for sale in Brazos Valley area.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Cram, George Franklin, 1841-1928.
Item Type: Map

A history of greater Dallas and vicinity, Vol. 1

Description: A history of the settlement of the Dallas area. Includes profiles on the Peters Colony; John Neely Bryan; early settlers; Civil War and Reconstruction; railroads; industry and trade; and other matters up to 1907.
Date: 1909
Creator: Lindsley, Philip
Item Type: Book

A history of greater Dallas and vicinity, Vol. 2

Description: A history of the settlement of the Dallas area. This volume includes profiles and biographies on citizens of Dallas and the surrounding area. Also includes profiles of several local businesses.
Date: 1909
Creator: Lindsley, Philip
Item Type: Book