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Historic plaque on grounds of Martin Co. Courthouse: Marienfeld

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Stanton, Texas. It reads: "Marienfeld. Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881. The site - with a water tank, section house, telegraph office - bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld - German for "Field of Mary". County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became county seat. First commissioners court met here December 13, 1884. Through Protestant influence, town was renamed Stanton, 1890. (1970)"
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Notarized document regarding by the legal case between Huth and Castro, April 3, 1854]

Description: Notarized document regarding by the legal case between Huth and Castro. Reference is made to the agreement between them dated November 20, 1844 setting forth their responsibilities and reimbursements. Signed James Paul, Louis Huth, Hr. Castro, A. Castro and Angelo Caucici, Trustee of Amelie Castro on April 3, 1854.
Date: April 3, 1854
Creator: Paul, James
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document putting forth resolutions]

Description: Document putting forth the desire to support no man for office who is not uncompromisingly opposed to the Know Nothing Party. Includes the resolutions that E. M. Peale is their choice for Governor, P. H. Bell for Congress, S. A. Maverick for Senator, and W. H. Cleveland for "floating representatives."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History