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Rangers and sovereignty

Description: A book about Texas Rangers and the events they took part in. Some of the contents detail the battles that the Rangers fought in, the different criminals they dealt with, and some of the events in their own personal lives.
Date: 1914
Creator: Roberts, Dan W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque - Founding of Colorado City

Description: Photograph of a historic marker in Colorado City. It reads: "The Founding of Colorado City. Founded, 1880, at the crossing of the Colorado River and Texas & Pacific Railroad right-of-way: central shipping point and supply depot for the sprawling cattle ranches of west Texas and New Mexico. From 1880 (when A. W. Dunn opened his dirt-floor. Tent-roof General Store) to 1890. The boisterous cattle town garnered notoriety as well as fame. The largest community between Fort Worth and El Paso. Colorado City had more millionaires than any other Texas town and the most saloons in the west. Law and order was housed in a dugout at the edge of town. Where a company of Texas Rangers made all men check their guns. Modest, courageous Ranger Dick Ware was elected first sheriff in 1881. Population soared from 700 to 5,000 in the first two years. As cowboys, cattlemen, merchants, and (as a visitor said) "any number of bummers", vied for space. The first sermon was preached in a saloon and the town "jail" was a chain attached to a mesquite tree, but citizens could find beauty in the lantern-glow from dozens of tents in the center of town. Althought drought and the passing of the open range soon diminished Colorado City's glory, its first decade won for it the epithet, 'Mother City of West Texas.' (1968)"
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Texas Ranger Captains]

Description: Four men standing behind a seated man on a porch. Back reads: "Texas Ranger Captains. Seated: Captain Dan Roberts. Standing L to R: Captain J. A. Brooks, Adjutant General W. W. Sterling, former Ranger Captain Frank A Hamer and Captain John R. Hughes."
Date: August 30, 1932
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas Rangers]

Description: Group portrait of six men. Back reads: "Adjutant General W. W. Sterling with group of Rangers on steps of Capitol."
Date: unknown
Creator: Jordan-Ellison
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas Rangers]

Description: Group portrait of seven men on the steps of the Capitol. Back reads: "Adjutant General Sterling, Roxie and group of Rangers."
Date: unknown
Creator: Jordan-Ellison
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Woman Placing Flowers at Marker]

Description: Photograph of a woman in a patterned dress placing flowers on the ground in front of a Texas historical marker about Texas Ranger Captain Will Wright in Wilson County, Texas. A crowd of women and children stand in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2991, Chapter 920

Description: Bill introduced by the Texas House of Representatives relating to the exemption of certain honorably retired special rangers and special Texas Rangers from certain required law enforcement education and training programs regarding persons with mental impairments.
Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men and women kneeling around a stone]

Description: Photographic print of nine men and women kneeling around a stone with "D. Rugeley" painted on it in white. Another women is standing partially out of the frame at the left. According to a paper taped to the back of the image, the picture was probably taken at the site where John DeForest Rugeley was killed (Sept. 1862) at Woodbury, TN during the Civil War. Rugeley was in Co. B of Terry's Texas Rangers and was from Matagorda County. Rugeley's sister Minnie married Col. Philip E. Peareson and moved to Richmond in 1867. See paper on back of photo for additional family information. Substrate has been cropped close to image at bottom, right, and top sides. Substrate at left side is missing several large pieces. An 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm triangle is missing from the image at the center top. Upper right corner of image is missing. 4 cm semi-circular area is missing from image near bottom of right edge. Small triangular area is missing from image at bottom left.
Date: 1905
Partner: Fort Bend Museum