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Site of Fort Stockton Monument, Pecos County

Description: "Site of Fort Stockton Monument. Established on the Comanche Trail, March 2, 1859. As a protection to the San Antonio - San Diego mail route - named in honor of Commodore Robert Field Stockton, 1795-1866, who captured California for the United States. A state stand on the San Diego line, 1858-1861. Evacuated by federal troops during the Civil War. Reoccupied July 1867, permanently abandoned June 30, 1886."
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

U.S. Military Post, Officers' Quarters

Description: Photograph of Officers' Quarters at the U.S. Military post in San Antonio. The building is a slanted, two-story row of rooms in four segments. A brief, printed history of San Antonio is provided on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jacobson, M. E.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Fort Bliss, Tex.

Description: Photograph of the refugee camp at Fort Bliss, El Paso. Patrolmen are seen on duty outside of a fenced off camp with rows of tents. A sign on a pole advertises "Horas de visita" Inscription on the back reads "Refugee Camp where 600 Mexican Federal Soldiers are kept."
Date: April 5, 1914
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Fort Bliss, El Paso]

Description: Photograph of Fort Bliss, El Paso. A soldier is shown patrolling a fenced area. Inscription on the back reads "Showing Salazaar who objects to having his picture taken. El Paso, Ft. Bliss Refugee Camp. 4-5-14. I got this picture anyway by pressing the bulb with my foot. -F.C."
Date: April 5, 1914
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Fort Parker

Description: Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1833. In 1832, Daniel Parker, a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to go to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July of 1833 in ox- drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the present City of Elkhart, where a replica of their Pilgrim Baptist Church still stands in their memory. Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons (Silas, James, and Benjamin) began in December 1833 to clear land and to construct "Parker's Fort." On May 19, 1836, Comanche Indians attacked the fort; 5 were killed, 5 were captured, and the 21 survivors made their way to where Palestine is today. The most famous of the captives was Cynthia Ann Parker. She adapted to Indian ways and later married Chief Peta Nocona. Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief, who was involved in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, was the most famous of their three children.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Fort Parker

Description: Photograph of a corner section of Fort Parker. This segment appears to be constructed entirely of logs including the fence and corner tower. Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Fort Parker

Description: Portion of the interior of the fort is shown. Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1833. In 1832, Daniel Parker, a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to go to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July of 1833 in ox- drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the present City of Elkhart, where a replica of their Pilgrim Baptist Church still stands in their memory. Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons (Silas, James, and Benjamin) began in December 1833 to clear land and to construct "Parker's Fort." On May 19, 1836, Comanche Indians attacked the fort; 5 were killed, 5 were captured, and the 21 survivors made their way to where Palestine is today. The most famous of the captives was Cynthia Ann Parker. She adapted to Indian ways and later married Chief Peta Nocona. Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief, who was involved in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, was the most famous of their three children.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Exterior Building

Description: Copy negative of Phantom Hill in present day Jones County. Today it is part of the Texas Forts Trail in West Central Texas. The fort was occupied by the U.S. Army from 1851 until 1854.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Layout of a Fort]

Description: This photograph shows a fort from a distance so that the buildings' layout is clear. There are rocks and some buildings that appear unattached to the fort in the foreground and mountains in the distance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[U.S. Military Post, San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a residential area of a military post near San Antonio, Texas. Several two-story buildings are surrounded by three apartment buildings. Cabinet card format. On the back of the card is a printed history of the San Antonio missions.
Date: 1889
Creator: Paris, A.C.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[U.S. Military Post, San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Military post in San Antonio, taken from a distance uphill. A tower is visible in the background. Several buildings are at right and at center is a field with large mounds of hay. The back of the photograph provides a printed description and history of the vicinity.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jacobson, M. E.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

U.S. Military Post from Tower

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Military Post, taken from a nearby tower. A low stone building is visible across the foreground, and a 2-story building, possibly housing, is visible across the background. Other buildings are in the center. Cabinet card format.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jacobson, M. E.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library