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Oral History Interview with Thornton Secor, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with Thornton Secor, grandson of a prominent local doctor, from Kerrville, Texas. Thornton talks about how his grandfather ended up in the area and his various contributions to Kerrville, such as building the town's first hospital and establishing a tourist campsite. Thornton also briefly mentions the flood of 1932, and rainfall in the area.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Secor, Thornton
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Picture of Cox and Thornton Families Traveling by Horse and Wagon #1

Description: Copy negative of the Cox and Thornton families while traveling with their horses and wagons. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cox, W. M Thornton, Laura Stuckey Thornton, and Wayne Thornton are sitting outside in chairs with only one individual standing off to the right. The horses are unhitched from the wagons with two next to the families and two behind.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Picture of Cox and Thornton Families Traveling by Horse and Wagon #2

Description: Copy negative of the Cox and Thornton families while traveling with their horses and wagons. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cox, W. M Thornton, Laura Stuckey Thornton, and Wayne Thornton are sitting outside in chairs with only one individual standing off to the right. The horses are unhitched from the wagons with two next to the families and two behind.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Store Interior with Staff

Description: Copy negative of the interior of Thornton's Drug Store. Standing inside the store is E.L. Thornton, Allen Rasey and Shella Thornton. The store is long and narrow with high ceilings. Shelves full of goods line the walls, and cabinets and produce line the walkways.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Store Interior with Staff

Description: Copy negative of the interior of Thornton's Drug Store. Standing in the store is Roma Baker, Shella Thornton and Clara Kennedy. The store interior is long and narrow. It is lined with shelves, glass counters and tables loaded with goods. Two women wear dresses and one man wears a dark suit. Several fans hang from the high ceiling.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #1

Description: Photograph of a display for a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of a tall stack of packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine sitting besides a meat display case; the display case is filled with various meat products. On top of the case, there is a television set with packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine displayed beside it. Beside the margarine, there are various canned and bottled products. There are four identical signs in the display; text on the signs say "Win a 21" RCA Victor Color TV Set in Parkay Margarine's BIG $75,000 Jingle Contest 45 Color TV sets - 354 Prizes in all...3 Contests First contest closes March 12, 1955 Second contest closes March 26, 1955 Third contest closes April 9, 1955." There is also an illustration of Parkay Margarine on the signs. In the background, there is a door and vent; there are streamers above the television.
Date: 1950
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #2

Description: Photograph of a display for a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of a tall stack of packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine sitting besides a meat display case; the display case is filled with various meat products. On top of the case, there is a television set with packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine displayed beside it. Beside the margarine, there are various canned and bottled products. There are four identical signs in the display; text on the signs say "Win a 21" RCA Victor Color TV Set in Parkay Margarine's BIG $75,000 Jingle Contest 45 Color TV sets - 354 Prizes in all...3 Contests First contest closes March 12, 1955 Second contest closes March 26, 1955 Third contest closes April 9, 1955." There is also an illustration of Parkay Margarine on the signs. In the background, there is a door and vent; there are streamers above the television.
Date: 1950
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #2

Description: Photograph of a product display in a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of bottles of Kraft brand oil in small boxes surrounding an oven. On top of the oven, there are three signs, two of which are the same. Text on the duplicate signs say "Free Recipes Here! How to make any cake (requiring shortening) with Kraft All-Purpose Oil Fully Pink 29¢;" they also have a picture of a cake missing a slice on them. The headline on the middle sign says "Ladies! You Can Win Valuable Prizes in Thornton's Cake Bake Contest." That sign also lists prices and cooking ingredients, and has illustrations of a cake, oven, Kraft brand oil, and the exterior of Thornton's. In the background of the photograph, there are aisles of groceries, an unidentified man, and a banner sign that is partially visible.
Date: 1950
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #1

Description: Photograph of a product display in a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of bottles of Kraft brand oil in small boxes surrounding an oven. On top of the oven, there are three signs, two of which are the same. Text on the duplicate signs say "Free Recipes Here! How to make any cake (requiring shortening) with Kraft All-Purpose Oil Fully Pink 29¢;" they also have a picture of a cake missing a slice on them. The headline on the middle sign says "Ladies! You Can Win Valuable Prizes in Thornton's Cake Bake Contest." That sign also lists prices and cooking ingredients, and has illustrations of a cake, oven, Kraft brand oil, and the exterior of Thornton's. In the background of the photograph, there are aisles of groceries, an unidentified man, and a banner sign that is partially visible.
Date: 1950
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man Speaking to Group at Banquet

Description: Copy negative of men at a banquet dinner identified as for State Highway Commission. Two men are identified as E. H. Thornton, Jr. and French Roberts. On man is standing up in front of a window, and the other men are looking towards him while sitting down. There is partially visible text below the photograph with the recognizable word "Boulevard."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men at Banquet

Description: Copy negative of men at a banquet dinner identified as for State Highway Commission. Two men are identified as E. H. Thornton, Jr. and French Roberts. The men are all seated and having dinner in a room with murals. Text below the photograph says "Phone 4-4161 Jones-Kennye 225 Sayles Boulevard Abilene, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men Standing at Banquet

Description: Copy negative of two men in suits at a banquet for State Highway Commission; they are identified as E. H. Thornton, Jr. and French Roberts. They are both standing in front of a table while other men are seated. Behind them is a wall with a mural and a window.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Script: Thornton orbit]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Robert Lee Thornton, who died due to a heart attack at his home.
Date: February 15, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Cox Typewriter Exchange Truck

Description: Copy negative of B. F. Cox and Wayne Thornton on a road fixing a flat tire on the Cox Typewriter Exchange truck in front of a building and a field. On the side of the truck is written "Cox Typewrite Exchange 141 Cedar St. Abilene, Texas." On the back of the cab is written "Office Equipment."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Two Men by Vase

Description: Copy negative of two men standing by a vase full of money at a 10th annual celebration at the First State Bank in Abilene. On the left is President Briggs Todd, and on the right is first chamber of board El Thornton.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library