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Cherokee County History

Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Peter "Bachelor Pete" Petersen in Front of his Home]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter "Bachelor Pete" J. A. Petersen, standing before his home in Danevang, Texas. He is dressed in formal attire in a three piece suit. A small tree, a few windows, and the house's shingles can be seen in the back. There is hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph which reads, "Lester reproduced this from another picture. Thought you might want one." It then names the subject of the picture, "Batchelor Pete Petersen [sic]".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Peter J. A. Petersen in his Home]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter A. J. Petersen, sitting in his home at Danevang, Texas. He is on the left side of the photograph, seated in a wooden chair, smoking a pipe, and reading off of a piece of paper. A window to the left is letting in large amounts of light. There is a wooden table in front of the man with a floral centerpiece and an array of papers surrounding it. Behind him, there is a desk with several items stacked inside it. Photographs, bottles, and different types of decor are resting on top. A large wooden door is to the right, and farther right, another chair. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that has been crossed out and reworded.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Kathleen Smolik Laury Demonstrating Drop Spinning]

Description: Photograph of Kathleen Smolik Laury demonstrating drop spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a floral pioneer dress with an apron and a bonnet. With her left hand she is holding up the raw fibers to be spun and her right hand is holding a dowel which collects the finished yarn.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Living History Performers at Frontier Fort]

Description: Photograph of Living History performers demonstrating daily life at Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the left, a woman in pioneer clothing is washing clothes on a washboard. A man wearing a Civil War era military uniform is standing to the right of her, holding a rifle. Right behind them, a stone house is visible.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[USAA Volunteers at Frontier Fort]

Description: Photograph of USAA Volunteers in costume at Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group of women are wearing pioneer costumes and standing on the porch of a stone cabin.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Members of the Brazoria Militia from Brazoria County]

Description: Photograph of three members of the Brazoria Militia, two men and a woman, from Brazoria County at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The two men are standing on either side of the woman, holding their hats over their chests. The man on the right is very young. All of them are wearing pioneer clothing.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Female Reenactors in Costume Doing Laundry]

Description: Photograph of USAA volunteers portraying fort laundresses at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are dressed in pioneer clothing, kneeling down at a silver wash bucket pretending to do laundry. The woman on the left is wearing a blue dress with red-checkered trim and a red-checkered apron. The woman on the right is wearing a gray blouse and white skirt. Both of their bonnets are not being worn but instead tied around their necks. They are part of a larger scene of reenactors, some of whom are visible in the background. Behind them on the right is a porch of an old house. Some people are standing on the porch at a table covered in a red checkered tablecloth. Behind the women on the left, more reenactors and festival visitors are standing around, and a woman on a horse is visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Anne Marrou Speaking to Visitors at a Chuckwagon]

Description: Photograph of Anne Marrou at a chuck wagon speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a purple pioneer dress with a matching bonnet, facing the visitors who are on the right. On display on the chuck wagon's fold down table are three different kinds of rope, an antique rolling pin and wooden bowl, an iron rod, and a few types of barbed wire. Other festival booths are visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

History of Armstrong County, Volume 1

Description: The Armstrong County Histories are a compilation of biographical stories about the Armstrong County pioneers prior to 1900. According to the foreward: "Information supplied by members of these families make stories rich in romance, tragedy and humor, revealing the sturdy character of those who built our county. The book is made up of these family histories supplemented by ranch and community histories, articles of civic interest, church and cemetery stories, 'tall tales' by old timers."
Date: 1939
Creator: The Woman's Development Club
Item Type: Book
Partner: Armstrong County Museum

History of Armstrong County, Volume 2

Description: The Armstrong County Histories are a compilation of biographical stories about the Armstrong County pioneers prior to 1900. According to the foreward in Volume I: "Information supplied by members of these families make stories rich in romance, tragedy and humor, revealing the sturdy character of those who built our county. The book is made up of these family histories supplemented by ranch and community histories, articles of civic interest, church and cemetery stories, 'tall tales' by old timers."
Date: 1939
Creator: The Woman's Development Club
Item Type: Book
Partner: Armstrong County Museum

[Woman in Pioneer Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of Roberta Griffin, from Devine, in the pioneer food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer dress and bonnet, helping a few festival visitors that have come up to the booth. At the top of the booth, a sign reads, "Syrup Sopping". Other signs are displayed around the booth listing the different foods that are for sale, including popcorn balls, taffy, peanut brittle, gingersnaps, and hot biscuits. A few if these items are displayed on the front table of the booth.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Soap Making Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Evelyn Johnson, from Mesquite, explaining how to make lye soap in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer bonnet and hat, holding two glass jars. In front of her are two large ceramic mixing bowls containing ingredients for soap making.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Chinking a Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of Roberta Griffin chinking a log cabin at the pioneer log house raising at the Texas Folklife Festival. The project is directed by Arnold Griffin, a rancher and building contractor in Devine. Griffin is wearing a pioneer dress and a matching bonnet as she applies mortar to the gaps between logs with a trowel. The log cabin has not been fully constructed and the logs only come up to her neck. Her face is turned to the right and she is smiling.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Holding a Tray of Popcorn Balls]

Description: Photograph of a woman in the pioneer food booth holding popcorn balls at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer bonnet and apron, holding a tray of about ten softball-sized popcorn balls. She is standing next to a table with large pots on it. In the background more kitchenware is visible as well as a red fuel can that is sitting on the ground.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Holding a Tray of Peanut Brittle]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Arnold Griffin, from Devine, Texas, holding a tray of peanut brittle in the pioneer food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a blue pioneer dress with white and red trim. Behind her a stove, kitchenware, and various ingredients are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Hush Puppies Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Johanna Olander Wimberly, from Austin, demonstrating how to make hush puppies with cornmeal from her husband's grist mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is smiling and dressed in pioneer clothes, with a white bonnet and apron. Pinned to her apron bib is a paper cutout of an ear of corn. She is standing behind a table with a large mixing bowl full of corn dough. A few balls of corn dough have been placed in a wire basket strainer, which she is holding.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Melody Porter in Lye Soap Booth]

Description: Photograph of Melody Porter standing in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in pioneer clothing, complete with a red bonnet. At the top of the booth two signs read, "Dorothy Buchanan, Pioneer Lye Soap, Bryan, Texas" and, "Evelyn Johnson, Pioneer Lye Soap, Mesquite, Texas". At the front of the booth a basket of soaps is on display. All kinds of soap making materials are visible on a table inside the booth. Hanging at the back of the booth is a painted scene of the inside of a pioneer house, looking out to see desert scenery.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Davis

Description: Photograph of Sam R. Davis and his wife Ora Elizabeth McKinney Davis. They were early pioneers in Denton County. Photograph of the Davis Ranch House circa 1956. Three newspaper clippings regarding Mrs. Davis's death and funeral services, their wedding, and a picnic in Little Elm, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library