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[Parents and children visit turkeys at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms]

Description: Photograph of a group of parents and small children visiting the turkey coop at Pioneer Farms. Two children and parent look into the turkey coop. A white turkey is walking toward the coop. Feed covers the ground. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Man and Boy with Turkeys]

Description: Photograph of a man and boy standing in a pen with turkeys. The boy is holding a turkey's tail feathers and spreading them apart. A small wooden coop is next to them. Fields are visible in the background.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Mrs. Dena Collins with Turkeys]

Description: Photograph of a woman kneeling in a wooden building with many turkeys around her. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mrs. Dena Collins, Home Dem. Club member and poultry demonstrator, Pilot Knob Community, Travis Co."
Date: May 6, 1958
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 29, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd wrote to Mary and Charles B. Moore about the health of their family, attending church, visits, Thanksgiving, and the killing of hogs. She also writes about the people who want to or are planning to move to Texas. Willie McGee writes that he is out of school for a week and helping to gather the corn crop. He traded some firewood for some flour. Dinkie McGee gave family news, what she had for dinner, and how she has finished all her sewing. She said that Joe McGee killed himself. William Dodd also attached a note to the letter
Date: November 29, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda; McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, December 20, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore on December 20, 1885. She writes about her family's health and their activities marketing their farm produce. She says that John Wallace said that he had never seen as many poor people as he saw in Texas. She passes on the information that Lily Franklin and Charly Elliot are "going to jump the broomstick" (get married). She also says that there will be little candy and Christmas. William Dodd enclosed a note with the letter
Date: December 20, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, October 9, 1884]

Description: They received their letter and happy to hear they are doing well. She mentions that her family is also well. She then talks about the weather they have been having. Although it has been raining the springs and wells are going dry. Abe had a well drilled close to the house, but could not keep it close to the house because of gas. A new well was between the barn and the spring, but again there was gas in it. Florence was watching a little girl. Mat Nay or Mat Frankland died. She mentions that owls have been taking her turkeys. Dinky sold her other cow. She comments on Linnet being so helpful and Birdie as well. She asks that they write soon. Alice writes about the subjects she is learning in school and how she wishes Linnet was there to play with her and Birdie. She mentions that her mother is going to town and what happened to Mary Dodd in the orchard.
Date: October 9, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lilian and Allice Griffin to Mary Moore, December 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she tells her aunt about "hog killing," taking sausage over to Aunt Bettie on her "boy saddle" and the farm animals she helps care for. She also lists the presents she has received from relatives. Alice writes Lillian being at home until school starts in the spring; clothing; and that Mayme married Jo St. John. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends.
Date: December 16, 1906
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alta Berry to Linnet White, September 16, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Alta Berry and is addressed to Linnet White. In this letter, Berry informs White of the goings-on in McKinney. Berry discusses community news, details Minnie's plans to visit several friends before she goes back to Weatherford, and notes that the weather has been hot and windy, making everything dusty.She mention that John's Cotton crop is good, that he has planted cane, and notes that his corn was not a good crop. She states that she has not had much luck with raising chickens, but has been successful with turkeys. Berry notes the death of Mariah Rucker, and notes that Linnet may already have heard about Rucker's illness and subsequent death. She informs Linnet that Anna was asking about Mary Ann's soap and would like to but it, but wants to know how much Moore is charging for it. She discusses her baby boy and say she wishes Linnet could see him. Berry closes the letter by noting that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1909
Creator: Berry, Alta
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, April 22, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, McGee informs Moore of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation of the receipt of Linnet's photograph, updates on family and friends, news about her past plans and future plans, agricultural and weather updates,details on community events and the attire that her and some of the family are going to wear to one of the events, a discussion about her hat, and a dialogue about the construction of the school house and the instructor. She closes this letter by noting that Linnet should write soon. In the letter to Charles B. Moore and Aunt Mollie, McGee details the number of baby chickens that have hatched, the number of turkey eggs Tobe has brought to them , and an update on Tobe's campaign in an unspecified election. She notes that Will has sold his jersey cow whose bag has spoiled and plans to buy another with the money. She informs Charles and Aunt Mollie on the goings-on in Gallatin and updates them on family news. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 22, 1898
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, December 28-30, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee. In Matilda's first letter, dated December 28, 1889, she informs the Moore family and Alice of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's letter, well-wishes for Florence's recovery, a dialogue about Christmas plans, community health updates, news about the mild winter weather and its affects on the community, a discussion about the rose slips and cherry sprouts Dodd sent to Mary Ann, details about their new neighbors, and news about family and friends. In Dinkie's letter, dated December 29, 1889, McGee informs the Moore family and Alice about the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: a discussion about Mattie, a dialogue about their Christmas and details on what everyone received as gifts when they were at Bettie's place, news about friends in the community, a discussion about a dinner she made and who came over to join the family, inquiries for Linnet,plans for a social, additional updates on friends in the community. She closes the letter by stating that she wants Alice and the Moore family to write soon. In Matilda's second letter, dated December 30, 1889, she updates the Moore family on the cold and rainy weather that has hit Tennessee. She mentions that Will and Abe have helped their new neighbor to build a barn and that Abe will help him build kitchen furniture this day she has written. She closes this brief letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon if they hear from Tobe and that Birdie will write later in the week. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 28, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore Family, August 15, 1888]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a joint letter written by Matilda Dodd and Dinkie (Adelitia) McGee to the Moore family. In this letter, Matilda updates the Moore family on news from Gallatin, Tennessee and it includes: updates on family, friends, and correspondences which were received, a discussion about the dry weather and it's affects on the crops and the stock tank, a dialogue about Mary Thornhill, details about the produce that has been processed as cider, canned, or preserved, a discussion about Dinkie's poultry and the amount of butter she has sold, a dialogue about a disease which is afflicting the calves, instructions about the pictures which were sent to the Moore family, and news about school starting for Birdie,Alice, and Will. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet should attend the school with her kin. In Dinkie's letter, she details the happenings in Gallatin and the news includes: a dialogue about the dry weather and drought-like conditions, news about Will attending an ice cream supper at Limon McGee's place, a discussion about family members who traveled to Dry Fork for a meeting, details about a trip to Cousin Lou's place, a dialogue about John Wallace's burnt up thresher, news about a gift sent to Fannie, and a discussion about Linnet. She closes the letter by stating that Linnet must write soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: August 15, 1888
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mattie Franklin to Mary Ann Moore, June 17, 1898]

Description: In this letter, Franklin discusses the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee with the Moore family. The News includes: a discussion about school closing for summer, details about Children's Day and what the family did at the event, news about Abe Franklin participating on the Chancery court jury, updates on the well-being of family, and a dialogue about Bettie's poultry and vegetable garden. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family should write soon and that Bessie will write to them soon as well. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Franklin, Mattie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore Family, June 17, 1898]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Betty" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family on the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: a confirmation on the receipt of the Moore family's most recent letter, details about the weather agricultural news about the wheat harvest and updates on the corn,vegetable, and fruit harvests, a discussion about the well-being of family members, a dialogue about the children's chores, details on sewing projects and household chores, and news about Mattie's ducks. She closes the letter by stating that it is time to milk the cows and notes that the Moore family must write soon.
Date: June 17, 1898
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, June 25, 1882]

Description: She is glad to hear they are doing well. She also mentions that they are doing well now. They had a case of flux and there are some cases of small pox in town. They are almost done with harvesting the wheat. Oat harvesting is almost here and the corn is looking well. They have irish potatoes, and they will have tomatoes soon. She had about a hundred chickens, but some were appropriated. She has seven turkeys. She learned from Em that Smith Johnson died, Malald Johnson's husband. Em had also said that things had been left in bad circumstances and asks that they write to Mrs. Johnson. Em also heard that White River had overflowed. She tells Sis not to worry about her coming to Texas that she wants to go because she is not happy with her current situation. She is expecting family to come, but she is going to her sister's instead. She tells Sis not to mention it in her letters because her husbands reads them. Her father has been trying to buy her a place, but has been unsuccessful. She asks what Linnet and Birdie feed the chickens and says that Bettie's baby is pretty. She asks that they write soon.
Date: June 25, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Barn burns]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about A. L. Miner's barn bursting into flames, killing animals and damaging machinery still inside.
Date: February 25, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Bexar County murder]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a manhunt for the murderer of a San Antonio turkey farmer's wife.
Date: March 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections