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Early Street Scene

Description: Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town.
Date: 1922
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Main Street

Description: Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings.
Date: 1922
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Lake Colorado City State Park

Description: Card advertising Lake Colorado City State Park with brief descriptive information and a summary of activities, facilities, and other features of the location.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Nine-Banded Armadillo]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Colorado City State Park, depicting an armadillo walking through grass. The back of the card contains facts and general information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department