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Oral History Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, May 3, 2001

Description: Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, an armed forces veteran and Veteran's Administration worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Blodgett describes moving to and growing up in Kerrville, and his work with the VA Hospital there (first as a clerk, and finally, as acting associate director). Besides serving in the service for four years, he also worked in several VA facilities around the country before making his way back to Kerrville. His memories of the town include details of the flood of 1932, his role in founding the Buck 'N' Bull Club (a rifle club) in 1946, and a few stories concerning the religious community. A historical profile of the Kerrville VA Hospital is included at the end of interview transcript.
Date: May 3, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Blodgett, Vern
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Anna Elisabeth Sullivan Strohacker, August 31, 2001

Description: Interview with Anna Elisabeth "Betty" Sullivan Strohacker, a former Rations Board worker during WWII, from Kerrville, Texas. Betty talks about her family's migration to the area, her work on the Rations board, life on a ranch, and her activity in the Kerr County Historical Commission and the Republican Party.
Date: August 31, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Strohacker, Anna Elisabeth Sullivan
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[View From St. Mary's Campground]

Description: Photograph of the view from Saint Mary's Campground in Glacier National Park. A car and a tent are located in the foreground of the photo. The campgrounds are surrounded by trees and a mountainous landscape can be seen in the distance.
Date: 1956
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Baptistry Painting for Missoula, Montana]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry painting done by Perry for the Church of Christ in Missoula, Montana. Painting depicts a stream running over rocks with a tree lined bank, clouds, and mountains. Painting is photographed outside against a brick wall with a drainpipe.
Date: June 8, 1950
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Fighting Men of the Indian Wars: A Biographical Encyclopedia of the Mountain Men, Soldiers, Cowboys, and Pioneers Who Took Up Arms During America's Westward Expansion

Description: This book "is a compendium of America's Indian Wars and the mountain men, soldiers, cowboys and pioneers who took part in them" (dust-jacket). It includes information about all the major American Indian battles, the lives of notable men who fought in the battles, and the combat techniques employed. The index begins on page 247.
Date: 2017
Creator: O'Neal, Bill
Partner: Panola College

A Frontier Doctor

Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Henry Franklin Hoyt chronicles his family's history, his upbringing on a small farm in Minnesota, his work as a surgeon in New Mexico, Chicago, California, Texas and the Philippines, along with many other miscellaneous adventures.
Date: 1929
Creator: Hoyt, Henry Franklin
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

[Letter from Pleasant Price to Levi Perryman, July 10, 1908]

Description: Letter from Pleasant Price in Great Falls, Montana to his stepfather, Levi Perryman. Discussing signing papers and lack of water in his area. Says he is gathering his horses the next day to move them 300 miles to area with water and grass. He is concerned about the colts and lack of water on the way.
Date: July 10, 1908
Creator: Price, Pleasant, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Maps of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming]

Description: Map shows counties, towns, railroads, military posts and reservations, Native American reservations and agency locations, Yellowstone National Park. Relief indicated by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: [1876..1889]
Creator: Cram, George Franklin, 1841-1928
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Heritage, 2010, Volume 3

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: 2010
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for a steam-engine that has "no dead-center" (lines 15-16), and "a volume of one full port will always be exerted on a piston" (lines 18-19). "The full power of the steam will be applied when the crank is on the quarter and there is the greatest leverage in favor of the engine" (lines 21-24). Steam supply is regulated automatically and has a shutoff system in case anything breaks.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Barton, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fighting Men of the Indian Wars: A Biographical Encyclopedia of the Mountain Men, Soldiers, Cowboys, and Pioneers Who Took Up Arms During America's Westward Expansion

Description: This book "is a compendium of America's Indian Wars and the mountain men, soldiers, cowboys and pioneers who took part in them" (dust-jacket). It includes information about all the major American Indian battles, the lives of notable men who fought in the battles, and the combat techniques employed. The index begins on page 247.
Date: 1991
Creator: O'Neal, Bill
Partner: Panola College

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in 6 Blättern, Bl. 1

Description: Map shows cities, military posts, railroads, roads, areas of Native American habitation, and Indian reservations for Washington, Oregon and Idaho and portions of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. Includes names and dates for expeditionary routes. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [1:3,700,000].
Date: 1885
Creator: Petermann, A. (August), 1822-1878.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of Nebraska : from explorations of Lt. G. K. Warren Topl. Engrs. in 1855, 56, & 57 and other authorities.

Description: Map shows area explored by Lieutenant G.K. Warren known as Nebraska at the time, west from Iowa to the Rocky Mountains and north to the international border. Includes explanation of colours [although map is not in color]. Inset: "Geological & barometrical section along the Missouri River from Ft. Benton to the Platte River [crosssection]." Relief shown by hachures and by profile. Scale [ca. 1:6,000,000].
Date: 1857
Creator: Warren, G. K. (Gouverneur Kemble), 1830-1882
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Description: Map shows the mineral resources and mining activity in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, railroads, military outposts, areas of Indian habitation and reservations, historical routes of exploration, counties, and settlements in Nebraska, Dakota Territory, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, and Yellowstone "National Park" in Wyoming. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:3,400,000].
Date: [1881..1887]
Creator: A.J. Johnson & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Description: Map shows Wyoming before territorial boundaries were established, counties in Nebraska, Dakota, Montana, and Idaho, railroads, major roads, mining activity, Pony Express and U.S. Mail routes, areas of Indian habitation, military outposts, and historic routes of exploration. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:3,400,000]
Date: 1865
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Progress map of lines and areas of explorations and surveys conducted under the auspices of the War Department: giving the area of the public domain lying west of the 100th. meridian of longitude, with an index illustration of a series of atlas maps / prepared under the direction of Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers.

Description: Map shows the names of military explorers, dates, and historical routes of their exploration from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Displays railroads, "military posts," Indian agencies, existing and proposed astronomical stations, existing and proposed telegraph lines, state boundaries, major cities, public lands, Indian Territory, Dakota Territory, and area statistics "West of 100th Meridian" in square miles. Includes legend and index. Relief not shown. Scale [1:6,000,000].
Date: 1873?
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map showing the location of the property of the Bullion Mining Company of Montana

Description: Map shows towns, military outposts, areas of Indian habitation, existing and proposed railroad routes, and major roads through Wyoming, Nebraska, and parts of Montana, Idaho, Dakota [Territory], Colorado, and Kansas; shows mineral resources and mining activity. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 3,140,000].
Date: 1865
Creator: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Montana.

Description: Map shows Indian reservations, military reservations, counties, national forests, railroads, and township grid in Montana during the early twentieth century. Includes index of chief cities, key to railroads, and explanation. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [1:1,457,280].
Date: 1910
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library