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Val Verde Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Val Verde County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:355,555] (8000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1908
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Neck-Yoke Center.

Description: Patent for a device that improves, simplifies, and strengthens the construction of neck yoke centers.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Quick, E. B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Men on Porch and Horses

Description: Copy negative of a group of men including Judge Roy Bean and Jersey Lilly. A description on the image reads "Judge Roy bean, the "Law West of the Pecos," holding court at the old town of Langtry, Texas, in 1900, trying a horse thief. This building was courthouse and saloon. No other peace officers in the locality at that time."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Del Rio, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Del Rio, Texas fire department. The wedge-shaped patch has a light blue background and darker blue edging. "Del Rio Fire Department" is written in red along the curved upper border. Below this is an illustration of the Amistad Dam between two landmasses with "Mexico" and "Texas" written underneath it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Val Verde Co.

Description: Map shows land patents, block and tract numbers, landowners, towns, and railroads; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Scale not given.
Date: 1908
Creator: [Texas] General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Men with Bicycles Outside Building

Description: Copy negative of a group of men with two bicycles and a baby standing outside the Jersey Lilly Saloon. The bearded man at front center is Judge Roy Bean. There are signs on the front of the building advertising beer and the judge.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men with Horses Outside Building

Description: Copy negative of a horse thief's trial held at the Jersey Lilly Saloon by Judge Roy Bean. The court proceedings are taking place on the porch of the saloon, with one man sitting on a barrel. There are men on horses on the left. A horse and a man on a donkey are on the right. There are signs on the front of the building. A paragraph at the bottom explains more about the scene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Ranch Headquarters of E.E. Strichlin in Val Verde County, Texas

Description: Photograph of the ranch headquarters of E.E. Strichlin. On the left side of the frame is a wooden ranch house with two porches, a chimney and surrounded by a fence. On the right side of the frame is a barn. In-between the buildings are four old cars with a tall windmill behind them. In the foreground is a field of rocks and shrubs.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

[Photograph of Group Outside Church]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing next to an unnamed church. The people are dressed in Sunday attire. The church on their right has gray walls. To the left of the group is a low gray wall upon which two of the girls are sitting. Further left, automobiles are parked on the side of the street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group Outside Church]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing outside an unnamed church. The people are dressed in Sunday attire. The church behind them has gray walls and pointed arches above the windows and doors. On the right, above the main door is a steeple. Bushes are scattered around the lawn of the building and a white, iron fence surrounds the lawn.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group Outside Church]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing outside the main entryway of an unnamed church. The people are dressed in Sunday attire. The building behind them has gray walls and pointed arches above the windows and doors. To the right and in front of the group is a gray, decorative wall upon which several are sitting. Trees are visible in the distant background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Manse]

Description: Photograph of a manse for an unidentified clergy member of an unnamed church. The house has gray plaster walls with white wood trim around the windows and door. In front of the house, a tree is planted in the yard on the left and a car is parked on the right. In the foreground, two men are walking on the street. They are dressed in suit and ties.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group Outside Church]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing in front of the main entryway of an unnamed church. The people are dressed in Sunday attire. The building behind them has gray walls and pointed arches above the windows and doors. In front of the group is a gray, decorative wall upon which two boys are sitting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Building in Front of the Del Rio Annex]

Description: Photograph of five men building alongside the road in front of the Del Rio Annex. The men are wearing jeans and button down shirts. One man is bent over working on a wagon wheel, while another man watches him with his hands on his hips. There are wooden planks along the road and leading up to the annex. Trees and a house surround the annex on both sides. Visible handwriting on the back of the photograph reads "Del Rio".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Boys on the Roof of the Del Rio Annex]

Description: Photograph of two children (identified as 12 year old Benjamĺn and 6 year old Davĺd) standing side by side on the roof of the Del Rio Annex. Benjamin is holding a bucket in his left hand. In the foreground there is a wooden railing as well as some trees and shrubs. There is a man doing labor work next to the annex. On the back of the photograph there is a note handwritten in Spanish. It reads: "Aquí se ven dos niños, Benjamĺn de 12 y Davĺd de 6 años. Davĺd se resbaló de la parte de arriba del techo y se vino rodondo hacia abajo, pero a los dos terceras partes del techo se delubo, se levantó y levantó en brazo derecho con la brocha con que pinta-ra y gritó y dijo "Soy puro hombre". él luchó bastante rasqui-nando el techo para dete-nerse, lo que consĺguró Dios lo salvó de caer ó tal vez de haberse matado. (Ello pintaron von el (illegible)"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[People and a Car Outside of a Church in Del Rio]

Description: Photograph of a group of people in the back of church in Del Rio, Texas. The group of people are surrounded by large concrete bricks, and the church appears to be under construction. There is a car parked at the side of the church in the foreground of the image. A handwritten note that reads "Del Rio" is visible on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[The Annex Under Construction #1]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in front of a church under construction. Behind the group there is a half-built brick wall on which some of the children are standing on. Stacks of large concrete bricks surround the people, mostly in the foreground. The men are dressed in suits and the women are wearing sunday dresses. Handwriting is visible on the back of the photograph; it reads "The Annex under construction" and "Del Rio Annex".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[People Attending Church in Del Rio]

Description: Photograph of a group of people entering a church in Del Rio, Texas. There are two automobiles parked outside the church, one at the front of the building (on the left side of the image), and one at the side (in the front of the image). There are buildings and trees on either side of the church and a lamppost on the street in the foreground. Handwritten text on the back of the photograph says "The church, Del Rio Mex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Ladder Against the Del Rio Annex]

Description: Photograph of the back of the Del Rio Annex. There is a ladder propped up against the building. Piles of large concrete bricks and construction debris are scattered around the building. There is a bicycle with a basket cut off in the foreground. The back of the photo has visible handwriting that reads "Del Rio annex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of People at a Construction Site]

Description: Photograph of a group of people in front of a church under construction. There is a half-built brick wall behind the group, on which four of the children are standing on. There are stacks of concrete bricks in front of and beside the group. The men are dressed in suits and the women are wearing sunday dresses. There are trees and shrubs in the background behind the building. Handwriting is visible on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Judge Roy Bean Trying a Case, 1900

Description: Photograph of a Judge Roy Bean holding court, trying a horse thief in 1900. He was the only peace officer west of the Pecos River at the time.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Del Rio 1917 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1917
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History