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Historic Matagorda County: Volume 3

Description: Book documenting the history of Matagorda County, Texas including family histories, businesses, churches, and schools in the area. This volume serves as a supplement to the original, two-volume publication and also includes corrections to the other volumes. Index starts on page 257.
Date: 1988
Creator: Brown, Shirley Ledwig; Gibbs, Carol Sue & Ingram, Mary B.
Partner: Palacios Area Historical Association

Matagorda County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Matagorda County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:222,222] (5000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Brown Cedar Cut Quadrangle: Texas-Matagorda Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing Turkey Island, Intracoastal Waterway, Live Oak Bay, East Matagorda Bay, Brown Cedar Cut, Matagorda Peninsula, and the Gulf of Mexico, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. The map includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1952
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Preliminary chart of the entrance to Matagorda Bay Texas.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century coastal features, lakes, settlements, lighthouses, and shipwreck locations at Matagorda Bay, Texas. Includes information on lighthouses, tides, soundings, and bottom types. Depths shown by soundings. Scale: [ca. 1:80,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: Gilbert, S. A. (Samuel A.)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to George J. Garza - December 1, 1950]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to George J. Garza, LULAC National President, dated December 1, 1950. Requests the charter for the newly organized Palacios, Texas, LULAC Council. Also mentions possible reorganization of Bay City LULAC Council.
Date: December 1, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Machine for Making Lunch-Rolls.

Description: Patent for a machine that makes lunch rolls. By using the machine, people (particularly street vendors) can make hamburger rolls similar to the Mexican hot tamale.
Date: May 14, 1918
Creator: Wiseman, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Danevang Folks on Boat Ride

Description: Copy negative of citizens of Danevang taking a boat ride in Palacios Bay, Texas. The image was taken from the dock as the boat is taking off. People on the boat are leaning out the windows to look at the camera. One boy is sitting atop the roof of the vessel and clutching his hat in his hand. Several other children are leaning on the railing of the boat and dipping their toes in the water. The bank of the river and several buildings onshore can be seen behind the boat, as well as a bridge that extends past the picture plane.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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