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Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin, May 18, 1826]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin, on May 18, 1826, discussing the desire to move American Indians tribes out of the territory newly colonized by Americans in order to avoid a conflict between the Comanches and the Tahuacanos. He also mentions a warning about a raid.
Date: May 18, 1826
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[A Large Dinner Party]

Description: Copy negative of a large group of people at a dinner party. Most of the attendees are young men and women and they are all wearing formal attire. A smaller group of older adults are standing near the back wall. Festive touches like centerpieces, candles, and garland adorn the tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[A Large Dinner Party]

Description: Copy negative of a large group of people at a dinner party. Most of the attendees are young men and women and they are all wearing formal attire. A smaller group of older adults are standing near the back wall. Festive touches like centerpieces, candles, and garland adorn the tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

McKamy Springs, Richardson, Texas

Description: Natural spring, with a stone and concrete structure built around and over it. A half-dome stone-trimmed 'grotto' covers the spring. A man-made canal channels the visible water. A plaque is set into a stone/cement low monument inside the canal. It reads: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name." The spring is located within a 2 acre park, called McKamy Spring Park, in south-east Richardson. Native people last known to have camped at the spring were of a Caddoan-speaking tribe. The Bowser family once owned the property, and then T. F. McKamy (1925-1927). Part of the old stagecoach route extending from Breckenridge ran near this site as well.
Date: 1920/1930
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Caddo Indian documents, 1841-1856]

Description: Documents detailing some relations with the Caddo Indians. The first document is a certified copy stating that Jose Maria is Chief of the Anadacos and attests to his good conduct, signed by Jesse Stern, March 27, 1852. The second document certifies that the foregoing page is a true copy and translation. The third document, dated May 11, 1841, is the commission of Col. Coyote signed by Gen. Mariano Arista placing Coyote in charge of Caddo troops against the "ursurpers of Texas." The fourth document is dated September 26, 1853 by G.W. Hill, Special Agent for Texas Indians, appointing Ti-nah Chief of the Caddo. The fifth document, dated June 29, 1856, affirms the good conduct of Ti-nah.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Texas Heritage, Volume 18, Number 4, Fall 2000

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas. The theme for this issue is "Archeology Awareness."
Date: Autumn 2000
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

Heritage, Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 1995

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: Winter 1995
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

The Comanche Country and Adjacent Territory, 1840

Description: Military map of the Comanche Indian Territory in the Great Plains, showing Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. The map includes military trails and posts (abandoned and occupied). State lines, towns, bodies of water, and areas of elevation are also shown. Towns enclosed in brackets were established after 1840. Relief shown in hachures.
Date: 1933
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Emigrant Trail and Butterfield Trail, Grayson County to Pecos.

Description: Map of the Southern Emigrant Trail, a major route for immigration into California, and the Butterfield Overland Mail Trail, a stagecoach service, through Texas. The map also indicates county lines, Indian Territory, towns, cities, roads, railroads, areas of elevation, and bodies of water. Relief shown in hachures. No scale indicated.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Texas and Adjacent Regions in the Eighteenth Century

Description: Map of Texas and adjacent regions in the eighteenth century, showing North American Indian tribes, water bodies, roads, boundaries, and towns and villages. Map includes legend indicating missions, military settlements, Spanish towns, Indian villages, roads, and boundary lines as on the La Fora Map of 1771. Scale [ca. 1:2,661,120] (approximately 42 miles to the inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Bolton, Herbert E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Clip: Archeology]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 3, 1979, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Archaeology]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 3, 1979, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections