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Historic plaque on grounds of Martin Co. Courthouse: Marienfeld

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Stanton, Texas. It reads: "Marienfeld. Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881. The site - with a water tank, section house, telegraph office - bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld - German for "Field of Mary". County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became … more
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[News Clip: Chinatown]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: November 28, 1981, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 48 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Nachricht für Auswanderer

Description: Newspaper clipping regarding the settlement in Texas. First portion (front side) is signed by W. D'Hanis & Co. and dated March 1846 from Antwerp. Second portion (front side) mentions Haby's return to Europe to take his family back to Texas and is signed Huth & Co. and dated March 25, 1846 from Neufreystaedt. Second clipping (reverse side) has two sections: First section is part of a letter commending the character of a vicar. The second section relates the story of four lumberjacks who found a… more
Date: March 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History


Description: Document describing the history and current practices of the Health Insurance-Company of San Antonio. Includes a list of financial information, a list of members as of April 1, 1892, physicians, medical examiners, and the company committee.
Date: April 1, 1882
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Escort card]

Description: Card asking for permission to escort someone home. Recipient is instructed to tear off the right side of the card if the offer is accepted and the left side if the recipient already has an escort.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Globe Book Mark and Interest Tables]

Description: Card printed by "The Globe Co" with a "short method for calculating interest" on one side and a time table "showing the time in days from any day in one month to the corresponding day in any other month" on the other.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Globe Co
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas, Castro-Ville

Description: Document inviting the public to learn more about the prosperity of Castroville by contacting any one of a list of men. The end states that Mr. Castro is still giving free land to families and bachelors.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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