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[Two Women At the Unveiling a Historic Marker in the Danevang Cemetery]

Description: Black and white copy print of two elderly women standing next to a large tombstone in the Danevang Cemetery before the unveiling of a historical marker. Their names are Elsie Christensen and Helena Lauritsen. The woman standing to the left of the tombstone is pointing to the covered historical marker in the background. The other woman stands behind the tombstone, out of view except for her shoulders and up; her head is turned away from the camera and toward the historical marker. Their shadows are cast on the well-manicured grass. The historical marker is erected right off of a paved pathway and beside a flagpole. There are few trees in the distance.
Date: 1994
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Four Students in Uniform by Window

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the San José Mission in San Antonio. Four students stand next to the famous Rose Window, said to be carved by Pedro Huizar. All people are wearing the McMurry College Band uniform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Two Men and Three Women at Window

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the San José Mission in San Antonio. Five people stand next to the famous Rose Window, said to be carved by Pedro Huizar. All people are wearing the traditional McMurry college band sweater.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Danevang Historical Marker

Description: Photograph of a commemorative historical marker on a dirt plot of land that has been tilled. In the background, there appears to be a church, judging by the spire structure that sits on top of the roof, and the hollow space just beneath it that seems to hold a church bell. This structure is bordered by a small line of bushes. The text of the marker reads: "Danevang ('Danish Meadow') The first successful Danish community in Texas. Established in 1894 on a portion of 25,000 acres secured through option by Danish Folk Society from Texas Land and Cattle Company. Most immigrants came first to the northern United States, where other Danes had settled, and then to Texas, desiring to preserve their national culture, language, and religion. A Lutheran church was erected in 1895. Hardships included disease, insects, poorly drained land, and primitive transportation; but hard work, farming ability, and cooperation brought success. (1970)."
Date: 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of a State Historical Marker]

Description: Negative of a photograph of a state historical marker. The maker has an emblem of Texas and part of the plaque is unreadable. What can be read says: "the American composer and musical director was born on these premises October 15, 1858."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of a State Historical Marker]

Description: Negative of a state historical marker. The maker has an emblem of Texas on it. The plaque reads "Frank V. van der Stucken. The American composer and musical director was born on these premises October 15, 1858."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of a Historic Building in Fredericksburg]

Description: Negative of an unidentified historic building in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a white building with a stone chimney on the left side. There are four shuttered windows in front and a wooden door. There is a Texas historical marker on the wall to the left of the door.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the First Methodist Church State Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Historical Marker for the First Methodist Church of Fredericksburg, Texas. It says the following: "Oldest Methodist Church in the Hill Country. Founded 1849 as a German Mission by the Rev. Eduard Schneider. The charter members: Melchoir and Rosine Bauer; Johann and Margaretha Durst; Friedrich and Sophie Ellebracht; Ernst and Dorothea Houy; Ferdinand and Maria Kneese, Ludwig Kneese, Friedrich Kneese, Louise Kneese; Heinrich and Catharine Stiehl; Jacob and Catharine Treibs; Fritz and Friderika (Mary) Winkel. In 1855, during pastorate of the Rev. C. A. Grote, a 40 x 60-foot native stone church was built; it still serves after 1912-14, 1923, and 1948-49 remodelings." The sign was placed in 1972.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the First Methodist Church State Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Historical Marker for the First Methodist Church of Fredericksburg, Texas. It says the following: "Oldest Methodist Church in the Hill Country. Founded 1849 as a German Mission by the Rev. Eduard Schneider. The charter members: Melchoir and Rosine Bauer; Johann and Margaretha Durst; Friedrich and Sophie Ellebracht; Ernst and Dorothea Houy; Ferdinand and Maria Kneese, Ludwig Kneese, Friedrich Kneese, Louise Kneese; Heinrich and Catharine Stiehl; Jacob and Catharine Treibs; Fritz and Friderika (Mary) Winkel. In 1855, during pastorate of the Rev. C. A. Grote, a 40 x 60-foot native stone church was built; it still serves after 1912-14, 1923, and 1948-49 remodelings." The sign was placed in 1972.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of a Building in Fredericksburg]

Description: Negative of a building in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is one-story and has a covered porch. On the porch is a bench and a potted plant on either side of the door. In one of the windows is a closed sign. Beside the door is a Texas historical marker.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the Sunday Houses Texas State Historical Marker]

Description: Negative of the Sunday Houses Texas State Historical Marker. It says the following: "Small townhouses built by German settlers who lived in distant rural areas. Used over weekends by families while they traded or attended church. A typical early Sunday house had one room with a lean-to kitchen and a half story above which was reached by outside stairway or ladder. Built during 1890s-1920s, most Sunday houses were frame but some were rock. Homes found use during school sessions, periods of religious instruction, or serious illness. Some of the larger ones made comfortable retirement homes for elderly German farmers." The sign was placed in 1972.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of a State Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of a state historical marker. The maker has an emblem of Texas and part of the plaque is unreadable. What can be read says: "the American composer and musical director was born on these premises October 15, 1858."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Andrew Hanson's Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of Andrew Hanson's historical marker in Sherman, Texas. The plaque is on a stone column and is located in a cemetery. Behind the column is the path that goes through the cemetery.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

Ebenezer Baptist Church - Historic Marker

Description: Program from the Dedication of the Official Texas Historical Marker for the Ebenezer Baptist Church on November 14, 1976.
Date: November 14, 1976
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Fountain Plaza in Paris, Texas

Description: Photograph of Memorial Fountain Fountain Plaza in downtown Paris, Texas. In the foreground, there is a Texas Historical Commission marker commemorating the 1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Courthouse Square Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of the Courthouse Square Historical Marker. Marker reads: "Early Courthouse Square. This square was deeded in 1838 to Fort Bend County by Robert S. Handy and William Lusk, Founders of Richmond. It was site of 1850-1871 and 1888-1909 Courthouses. Completed here 1888 was a two-story brick Victorian courthouse with bell tower and clock-the pride of city and county. Jaybird-Woodpecker political feud culminated here in bloody shoot-out in 1889, ending a post-civil war era of conflict. County offices moved in 1909 to new courthouse on Jackson Street. This became center of recreation for next 30 years. City hall was built here in 1940."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Union Station THC Marker

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for "Union Station" west of downtown Paris, Texas. This area did not burn in the March 21-22,1916 fire.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell