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[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

Heritage, Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 1988

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: Spring 1988
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

Texas Travelog, January 2001

Description: Newsletter dedicated to traveling in Texas, including information about news, locations, and events of interest to visitors as well as statistics and summaries of travel in the state.
Date: January 2001
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Highways, Volume # Number #, October 2002

Description: This is a monthly travel magazine discussing locations and events in Texas to encourage travel within the state. There is a departments section covering events, dinning, site seeing, and travel spots. Featured articles in this issue provide readers with information on Texas ghost stories, wine and food in San Antonio, Canadian Texas, South Padre Island, Cuero, and 10th annual Texas Clay Festival.
Date: October 2002
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department