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A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 1

Description: First volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has two parts, starting with a reprint of "History of Texas, 1685-1845" by Henderson Yoakum (original text with additional notes). The second part contains a series of essays on various aspects Texas history, broken into 19 chapters. Index starts on page 849.
Date: 1898
Creator: Wooten, Dudley G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

"Between the Creeks"

Description: Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
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Midland County Courthouse, historic plaque on grounds

Description: Photograph of a historical marker in Midland, Texas. It reads: "Midland County (created and organized, March 1885). First known as the junction of many trails and site of the last Comanche raid into Texas. In 1881 the Texas and Pacific Railroad was built; equi-distant between El Paso and Fort Worth, this became known as Midland. First settler was a sheepman in 1882. Cattlemen came with Herefords in 1888. Water wells and windmills lured small farmers. Became headquarters for 1928 Permian Basin oil discovery. In 1945 its first well came in. The "Midland Man", oldest skeletal remain in North America (18,500 B.C.(, was found in 1954. (1967)"
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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The Early Settlers Life in Texas

Description: This book describes the early history of Hill County, located in Texas, including the author's trip to Texas, information about the first settlers, prominent men, Native American massacres, government, and the general organization of the county.
Date: 1963
Creator: Kirkpatrick, A. Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Early History of Floyd County

Description: This book discusses the history of Floyd County, Texas, including the general organization of the county, the first settlers and settlements, battles, expeditions, and notable individuals. The index begins on page 141.
Date: 1947
Creator: Hall, Claude V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comanche Texts

Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ben Milam statue, Milam County Courthouse grounds

Description: Photograph of the base of a statue of Ben Milam on the grounds of the Milam County Courthouse. It says "Benjamin Rush Milam. Born in Kentucky 1788, soldier in the War of 1812, trader with the Texas Comanche Indians 1818, Colonel in the Long Expedition in 1820, Empresario from 1826 to 1835."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, Volume 9, October 1834, through March 20, 1835, Sarahville de Viesca

Description: The papers concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas include text providing historical context and an overview of events as well as transcriptions of land grant maps and other documentation related to the colony. This volume focuses on the establishment of the colony's capital, Sarahville de Viesca. Index starts on page 589.
Date: 1982
Creator: McLean, Malcolm Dallas, 1913-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, Volume 11, July 26 through October 14, 1835, Nashville-on-the-Brazos

Description: The papers concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas include text providing historical context and an overview of events as well as transcriptions of land grant maps and other documentation related to the colony. This volume focuses on the events immediately before the Texas Revolution when the Mexican army moved into parts of Texas and the people living in Sarahville de Viesca (the capital of Robertson's Colony) began to leave the city to live in Nashville-on-the-Brazos, another city within the borders of the colony. Index starts on page 625.
Date: 1984
Creator: McLean, Malcolm Dallas, 1913-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic Plaque, Cherokee Couny

Description: Photograph of a historic marker. It reads: "Cherokee County has a rich and varied history. Spanish and French explorers of the seventeenth century found Tejas and Hasinai Indians living in this area, and Spanish Missions were established in the region. Driven out of the United States, the Cherokee Indians migrated to this area about 1822, and were here at the time of the Anglo-American colonization in the 1820s and 1830s. Under the administration of Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Cherokee were expelled from the area in 1839. Following formal creation of Cherokee County from Nacogdoches County in 1846, settlement of the area increased rapidly. Family farms and towns soon sprung up throughout the county. The building of roads and the advancement of railroads and river navigation contributed further to settlement. The chief economic base of the county from its beginning, agriculture remained a vital force as industrialization and business interests developed. The establishment of schools and churches formed the basis for the area's social history. Cherokee County has been the birthplace of two Texas Governors, one Governor of Wyoming, and one Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986."
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Some History of Van Zandt County, Volume 1

Description: This book gives an overview of the history of Van Zandt County starting with a discussion of the Louisiana Purchase and the early history of the area before the county was formed. The history includes excerpts from autobiographies, newspaper articles, government addresses and reports, as well as other sources to illustrate major historical events in the Van Zandt county. Index starts on page 215.
Date: 1919
Creator: Manning, Wentworth
Partner: UNT Libraries

A History of Collin County, Texas

Description: This book gives an overview of Collin County, Texas. The text discusses the geography and prehistoric aspects of the county as well as the history of the people in the region (including Native American tribes and settlers). The book has a bibliography (starting on p. 279) and an index (starting on p. 283).
Date: 1958
Creator: Stambaugh, J. Lee, b. 1889; Stambaugh, Lillian J., b. 1888 & Carroll, H. Bailey
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ann Whitney Memorial

Description: Photograph of a memorial for Ann Whitney. It says, "In Memory of Ann Whitney. Born in Massachusetts about 1835, massacred by Comanche Indians, July 9, 1867 while protecting her pupils. Miss Whitney's grave is located 5 blocks north in the Graves-Gentry Cemetery. School was located 7 miles northeast of Hamilton on the Juan de la Garza Survey. Sponsored by Hamilton Kiwanis Club, 1858. Donated by Riley-Gardner Memorial Service Co.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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