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Midland County Courthouse, historic plaque on grounds

Description: Photograph of a historical marker in Midland, Texas. It reads: "Midland County (created and organized, March 1885). First known as the junction of many trails and site of the last Comanche raid into Texas. In 1881 the Texas and Pacific Railroad was built; equi-distant between El Paso and Fort Worth, this became known as Midland. First settler was a sheepman in 1882. Cattlemen came with Herefords in 1888. Water wells and windmills lured small farmers. Became headquarters for 1928 Permian Basin oil discovery. In 1945 its first well came in. The "Midland Man", oldest skeletal remain in North America (18,500 B.C.(, was found in 1954. (1967)"
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 30, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her from a boarding house and related to her how his travels have been recently and what his plans are. He briefly mentioned the danger of attacks from Indians on the next part of his trip to Stephenville.
Date: November 30, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Photograph of the Comanche Tribe at Centennial Celebration]

Description: Photograph of members of the Comanche Indian tribe at the centennial celebration on May 8, 1946. There are eighteen men, women, and children in the photograph. Most are wearing traditional or ceremonial dress, and there is a teepee behind them to the left. The following names and information are written on the back: "Chief Baldwin Parker, Liberal Kansas, Norma Jean Parker with Little Harold Lee Parker, Peggy Jean Parker - Rt. 1, Cynthia Ann Parker - Cache, Okla., Pat Pohrog - Cache, Okla., Roy Wockmetooah - Box 170." The MacDonald Studio's stamp is also on the back.
Date: May 8, 1946
Creator: MacDonald Studio & Camera Shop
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 679.
Date: 1946
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Comanche Texts

Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 325.
Date: 1926
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, July 1965 - April, 1966

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 561.
Date: 1966
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Espuela Land and Cattle Company: A Study of a Foreign-Owned Ranch in Texas

Description: Book containing the history of Spur Ranch and its London-based owners, the Espuela Land and Cattle Company. It covers topics including the founding of the ranch, its environs, expenses, personnel, conflicts with native peoples and neighbors, and life on the range.
Date: 1970
Creator: Holden, William Curry, 1896-
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 435.
Date: 1939
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 385.
Date: 1928
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association