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[Windmill and ruins in Big Bend]

Description: Photograph of a windmill on top of a small fort in Big Bend. Various sparse bushes surround it and a rocky hillside is to the right of the fort. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The presence of a United States Army fort in the Big Bend encouraged more settlers to ranch" (p. 5).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Brite Ranch Headquarters in the 1920s.

Description: Panoramic photograph from the 1920s of the Brite Ranch headquarters. This was a 125,000 acre ranch in Presidio County in West Texas. The photo shows (L-R): the main house, the barn, the shed, the fort, and the store. A group of unidentified people stand near the house. This photo was included in a report by Andrew Wells for an American History class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1975.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
Date: February 19, 1862
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Port Duncan]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Fort Duncan, an old Army post made of adobe buildings built in 1849 for the protection of settlers in the area becoming a popular tourist destination.
Date: December 29, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Fort

Description: Photograph of a stone window with a view of buildings in Manila in the Philippines.
Date: 1963
Creator: Zichner, Mildred Schaeffer
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texas Toys and Games

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular toys and games relevant to the state of Texas, including folk toys, folk games, sports, dances, songs and other recreations. The index of contributors begins on page 245 and the index of toys and games begins on page 249.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Carte d’une partie de l’Amérique Séptentrionale : qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane.

Description: This map shows Mexico and surrounding areas including portions of present-day, southern United States. Cities, forts, missions, and other settlements are marked with different symbols (a key titled "Remarques" is in the lower right corner). Additionally, bodies of water and geographic features are marked (with relief shown pictorially) as well as various Mexican states and regions.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pagès, Monsieur de, (Pierre Marie Francois), 1748-1793. & Benard
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the British and French Settlements in North America

Description: This map shows the eastern portion of North America, extending from approximately mid-Canada to the northern half of the state of Florida. In the map, some states are labeled as well as forts and other settlements and various Indian tribes around the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Bodies of water and some geographic features are also marked (with relief shown pictorially). In the lower left corner there are several textual statements regarding the history of particular areas of settlement. Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000].
Date: unknown
Creator: Lodge, John, d. 1796
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ruins at Phantom Hill Texas

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The first is of V. C. Perini standing next to part of an old building with trees at the ruins of Fort Phantom Hill, Texas. The second is of Bud Perini standing by another old building at the ruins of Fort Phantom Hill. There are handwritten notes at the bottom of the photographs.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Postcard of Cannon; Postcard of Weapons Magazine

Description: Copy photograph of two images. In the top image, several uniformed soldiers load a cannon. In the top left corner is a poem, which reads, "I'd like to load a gun like this/With a message and perhaps a kiss/To let you know how proud I am/That you have backed up Uncle Sam." The bottom image shows the weapons magazine of Fort Phantom Hill. The magazine is a small stone building. A cow walks in front. The bottom text reads, "Magazine at Fort Phantom Hill, near Abilene, Texas. Commanded by Robert E. Lee, in 1852. Mrs. L.B. Bradfield. Pub."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Kids Day at Frontier Fort]

Description: Photograph of a line of eight people facing a man dressed in a navy uniform at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a green shirt and is sitting in front of a piano. The people are holding wooden guns next to their sides and standing in front of the Frontier Fort. There are tables and other people visible on the porch of the fort.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Reenactor at Frontier Fort]

Description: Photograph of a reenactor sitting next to a child in front of Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The reenactor is dressed in a navy uniform and hat and the fort and other people are visible in the background.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 72, July 1968 - April, 1969

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.
Date: 1969
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935

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 307.
Date: 1935
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 74, July 1970 - April, 1971

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 586.
Date: 1971
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906

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 beginning of the volume starting on page i.
Date: 1906
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
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 99, July 1995 - April, 1996

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 605.
Date: 1996
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 96, July 1992 - April, 1993

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 651.
Date: 1993
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967

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 697.
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903

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 starts on page 379.
Date: 1903
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Tom Green County

Description: Map of Tom Green County, Texas, including the Panhandle Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: September 1873
Creator: Schutze, Ed. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

A Short Biography of Lucas C. Brite

Description: This is a research paper written by Israel Galindo for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It is a biographical account of the L.C. Brite family and their ranching business in West Texas. It includes an eyewitness account of the raid on the ranch in 1917 by Louisa Romero.
Date: unknown
Creator: Galindo, Israel
Partner: Marfa Public Library