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[Row of Wooden Houses]

Description: Photograph of a row of small wooden houses next to a dirt road with cars on it. A few children are walking to a house. A city (Austin?) is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

General Highway Map Burleson County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes eight inset maps - Cooks Point, Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Lyons, Clay, Inset No. 3, Deanville, and Chriesman - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1961
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Velasco, Texas, and Environs

Description: This map shows the city of Velasco, split into numbered lots. Text near the middle of the page describes the history and population of the city and the Brazos River Channel. Near the bottom of the page, Surfside and Quintana are also shown in lesser detail.
Date: 189u
Creator: Rand McNally & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Dallas City Charter, 1871]

Description: Original text of the charter to incorporate Dallas as a city of Texas, located in Dallas County. The document has 40 sections outlining the various aspects of governance and the city's relationship to the government of Texas. It was filed April 20, 1871 and officially signed and sealed by the Secretary of State on May 9.
Date: 1871
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Charter of the City of Dallas

Description: Official copy of the text of Senate Bill 316, titled "An act to grant a new charter to the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency." It includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the Texas Secretary of State.
Date: 1907
Creator: Texas. Legislature.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Vehicles Stuck in Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of three commercial vehicles stuck in the flood waters from Detroit's worst flood in 1957. In the image the bus driver is sticking his body out the driver window, another man sits on top his truck's cabin, while the other crouches on top the container of his truck. More vehicles can be seen being held back by a police car from the rising waters.
Date: July 22, 1957
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

South Wall Street, Paris, Texas

Description: Monochromatic postcard with picture of a three-story building with striped awnings. Printed text reads,"South Wall Street, Paris, Texas" Correspondence on the card reads, "Dear 'Little Rosa' Your Auntie is looking forward with a great deal of pleasure to seeing you and Mud Sat. night. Wish 'daddy' was coming too. My transportation bus came so I'll be in ? if nothing happens. Hattie is coming with me, and will beat you -all ? a few hours, if we are not late. Bye Bye Your aunt Auntie rosa"" Sent to Mr.A. Bassano in Paris, Texas. Postmarked Oct 15, 1907 in Oklahoma City.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Beaumont Cityscape #2]

Description: Photograph of a view of the city of Beaumont, Texas. Several buildings can be seen, including one with a clock tower. A wall and utility poles can also be seen on the bottom as well as a smoke producing factory on the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Edison Museum