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The Indian Mummy

Description: This is a research paper for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes the discovery of two mummified Indian babies from 1200 or earlier, found near Pinto Canyon in 1952. It describes how they were preserved. One was sent to the Smithsonian Institute and the other was on display at a local motel. The paper also mentions other artifacts found in the cave.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Indians of The Big Bend Country

Description: This is a research paper written by Nancy Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in April 1968. The paper discusses the various tribes in west Texas and how they lived, artifacts found in pueblos and caves, historical descriptions of early Spanish interactions with the tribes, and relationships between the tribes. It covers popular legends of some tribes and legends surrounding the Marfa Lights.
Date: April 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cherokee County History

Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

Texas Almanac, 1992-1993

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 626.
Date: 1991
Creator: Kingston, Mike
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Map to Illustrate Early Voyages and Discoveries of North America

Description: This map shows North and Central America and surrounding areas including portions of South America, Africa, and Europe. Notes and lines are used to show the path of exploration across the Atlantic Ocean and within North America including the names and dates of the explorers. Continents are shaded in color and some major cities and bodies of water are marked on the map. An inset in the lower left corner shows only the eastern portion of North and South America (including the Caribbean) and is titled "To Illustrate Colonies." Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Date: 1885
Creator: A. S. Barnes & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Las Sabinas, Volume 12, Number 1, January 1986

Description: Quarterly publication of the Orange County Historical Society discussing the history of the area and genealogy of residents through essays; oral histories; newspaper articles; letters; records of births, marriages, and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.
Date: January 1986
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

Las Sabinas, Volume 11, Number 2, April 1985

Description: Quarterly publication of the Orange County Historical Society discussing the history of the area and genealogy of residents through essays; oral histories; newspaper articles; letters; records of births, marriages, and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.
Date: April 1985
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

Print of plows and harrows

Description: Sketches and explanations of plows, (reverse: sketches and explanations of harrows).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle

Description: This text covers the history of the Panhandle region of the state of Texas from prehistory through 1978. The chapters are organized chronologically and include segments devoted to the first towns, historically significant persons, and other events in the area along with photographs, maps, and other illustrations.
Date: 1978
Creator: Robertson, Pauline Durrett & Robertson, R. L.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Canyon Area Library

The Portable Handbook of Texas

Description: Book containing a brief history Texas from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century. Following this is a series of alphabetical arranged articles which cover various aspects of Texas history, including significant communities, people, institutions, and agencies.
Date: 2000
Creator: Barkley, Roy R., 1941- & Odintz, Mark F., 1953-
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index starts on page 323.
Date: 1898/1899
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index starts on page 321.
Date: 1897/1898
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Las Sabinas, Volume 10, Number 1, January 1984

Description: Quarterly publication of the Orange County Historical Society discussing the history of the area and genealogy of residents through essays; oral histories; newspaper articles; letters; records of births, marriages, and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.
Date: January 1984
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 607.
Date: 1945
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association