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Ghost Towns of Texas

Description: Newspaper clippings regarding biography of R.E.B. Baylor, history of Baylor University, and memorial to R.E.B. Baylor, ca. 1900-1920
Date: unknown
Creator: Etheridge, W. B.
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Singers and Storytellers

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including personal anecdotes about storytellers and singers, as well as folk songs, myths, and ghost stories. The index begins on page 295.
Date: 1961
Creator: Boatright, Mody C.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

[Plaque at Helena]

Description: Photograph of a Texas Historical Commission marker about the ghost town Helena, Texas. A chain link fence, trees, and a building are visible in the background.
Date: October 13, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Structures in Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of partial ruins in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: About twenty-three million dollars worth of silver was extracted by 1942 when the price of silver dropped, and mining was no longer profitable. Cinnabar, source of mercury, was mined and processed at Terlingua for many years" (p. 8).
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Cylindrical structures in Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of two large, cylindrical structures in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Silver was discovered by John W. Spencer in 1883 and with Col. W. R. Shafter, who was stationed at Ft. Davis, gained the necessary capitol to organize the Presidio Mining Company" (pp. 7-8).
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Shafter ghost town]

Description: Photograph of a series of partial ruins and lots in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Once this ghost town, Shafter, was the producer of an important source of income, silver" (p. 7).
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[News Script: Last frontier]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the history and landscape of Big Bend and its nearby communities in West Texas.
Date: April 29, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections