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[Structures in Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of partial ruins in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: About twenty-three million dollars worth of silver was extracted by 1942 when the price of silver dropped, and mining was no longer profitable. Cinnabar, source of mercury, was mined and processed at Terlingua for many years" (p. 8).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Cylindrical structures in Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of two large, cylindrical structures in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Silver was discovered by John W. Spencer in 1883 and with Col. W. R. Shafter, who was stationed at Ft. Davis, gained the necessary capitol to organize the Presidio Mining Company" (pp. 7-8).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Dust Storm in Perryton, Texas

Description: Photograph of enormous dust clouds engulfing the town of Perryton, Texas. Across the bottom is written, "Dust Storm - Perryton, Texas. April 14, 1935. No. 4. The Perry Studio - Perryton, Texas".
Date: April 14, 1935
Creator: The Perry Studio
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of a series of partial ruins and lots in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Once this ghost town, Shafter, was the producer of an important source of income, silver" (p. 7).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Amérique septentrionale.

Description: Map shows major cities along the coasts of North America, Central America, and the Antilles. Native American habitation in some areas of North America are also noted. Hand colored. Scale [ca. 1:37,500,000]. Map comes from Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre [Atlas of all known parts of the globe] published in 1780.
Date: 1780
Creator: Bonne, Rigobert, 1727-1794
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps of New Granada, Venezuela, Guiana, Peru, Equador, and the Argentine Confederation]

Description: Map shows provinces, cities, towns, areas of Native American habitation, and some mineral resources in mid-nineteenth century New Granada [Colombia], Venezuela, Guiana [sic.], Peru, Equador [sic.], and the Argentine Confederation. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale of each map [ca. 1: 13,500,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: Mitchell, S. Augustus, Jr. (Samuel Augustus)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene

Description: Copy negative of an aria view of a gathering in the streets of Olden, TX People are gathering in the dirt roads in front of businesses. Horses pull cargo. Poles line the streets.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Ghost Towns of Texas

Description: This book gives an overview of ghost towns in the state of Texas. Many of the towns are described with extended histories while others are simply noted with a statement of their locations. The book is split into four parts, according to the table of contents: Part I -- Utopia (La Reunion, Kristenstad, Bettina, Sisterdale, Panna Maria); Part II -- Religious Havens (Zodiac, Burning Bush, Kelsey, Marietta, Fairchilds); Part III -- Industrial Meccas (Thurber, Minera, Trinity City, Salado, Gibtown, Geraldine, Kellyville, New Birmingham, Albuquerque, Shafter, Tenoxtitlan, Clarksville, Aiken, Charcoal City, San Luis Pass, Bevilport, Senterfitt, Old Larissa, Nashville, Childers' Mill, Shanklin Mill, McGough Springs, Texana, Boonville, Springfield, Cincinnati, Pulaski, Tarrant, Buckner, Dresden Settlement, Chambers' Creek, Viesca); and Part IV -- Also-Rans (Other Ghosts). Bibliography starts on page 127; index starts on page 133.
Date: 1953
Creator: King, Dick
Partner: UNT Libraries

Street Scene

Description: Copy negative of a view of Abilene when a circus came to town. There are crowds watching as circus wagons go down the street. There are buildings by the street, and the one on the left is Bass Bros. Drugs Co.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Town in Valley]

Description: Photograph of a town in a valley in Austria, seen from near the top of a mountain nearby. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "This was taken right at the place where we got off. Note size of buildings. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the top. Distance from top of mtn to bottom is about 2 miles. The line of trees is where there is a 1000 ft sheer cliff."
Date: 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
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