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[Sea Turtle on a Beach]

Description: Photograph of a caught sea turtle lying prone on a beach. The turtle has a large hook in its mouth and appears to be deceased. A caption on the image reads, "Sea Turtle-Weight 700 pound-Caught at Port Isabel."
Date: unknown
Creator: Nat Dickey Photo
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

Texas Beach & Bay Access Guide

Description: Guide from the Texas General Land Office providing information about public access sites along the Texas coastline. It contains general information for each county including population, area, kinds of recreation a brief history, and a chart of public sites and services, as well as maps highlighting beaches, parks, recreation facilities, and wildlife areas.
Date: 2001~
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 84, July 1980 - April, 1981

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 483.
Date: 1980/1981
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association