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Tarrant County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Tarrant County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1885
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for a wire stretcher for barbed wire or woven wire fences. Illustrations included.
Date: August 7, 1907
Creator: Graham, Bruno
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

B.Y. Sawyer in a Native American Costume

Description: Studio photograph of B.Y. Sawyer wearing a Native American costume. The outfit has long sleeves, fringe and a large feather headdress. He is holding a knife and a tomahawk is tucked into his belt. A fake backdrop of a window and flowers is behind him. Written on the photograph is, "Uncle B.Y. Sawyer".
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Confederate Veterans

Description: Confederate veterans reunion with tents assembled. A sign is posted that reads "Just Old Confederates, Fort Worth, Texas". By one of the tents it says "State Headquarters". Three flags are flying.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Ambrose Foster

Description: Portrait of Ambrose Foster, one of the early pioneers to Tarrant County. For the Foster genealogy, see Trek to Texas in the Heritage Room collection at TCC Northeast
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Monument Commemorating the Founding of Fort Worth

Description: The monument commemorating the fort is a bronze casting set in a large granite stone located at the northwest corner of Belknap and Houston Streets. The site was selected by Major Ripley Arnold and Colonel Johnson. The post was referred to as Fort Worth although it was not formally designated as a fort until several months after it was established. Arnold served under William Jenkins Worth at the Battle of Monterey and his admiration for the general was so great that they decided to name the new post Fort Worth in his honor. The fort was abandoned as a military post in 1853, but the civilians who lived and had businesses in the vicinity took over the barracks, officers' homes, stables and made business establishments. In this way the fort became the nucleus of the present-day city of Fort Worth.
Date: unknown
Creator: Henderson, C. L.
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room