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[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[South Shore Harbour Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the South Shore Harbour float in the League City sesquicentennial parade in honor of Texas' 150th birthday. A few people dressed in beach attire are riding the float as it travels as part of the parade, which took place on a major road in League City. A model lighthouse striped in black and white and a small plant are part of the float's decor.
Date: April 19, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976

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 493.
Date: 1975/1976
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Galveston County

Description: Map of the Gulf Coast region covering Galveston County, Texas. The map shows the location of a lighthouse on Bolivar Point. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1883
Creator: Schmidt, V.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Cameron County

Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Lighthouse by a Large Building]

Description: Photograph of a lighthouse that rises in front of a large multi-story building. The lighthouse has three circles carved on both visible sides of its top and ornate shield designs on its base. Streetlights are visible to the left of the lighthouse.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Sabine Pass Lighthouse]

Description: Photograph of Sabine Pass Lighthouse in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, across from Sabine Pass, Texas. The lighthouse is painted with large stripes. On the right side of the lighthouse, there are two wooden buildings. The lighthouse was built in 1856 and decommissioned in 1952.
Date: 1938
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library