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Gum Hollow Hunters

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of four hunters outside the Gum Hollow Hunting Resort. The resort is a wooden structure with a brick chimney on the right side. Two of the hunters are seated on a small staircase leading up to the front door. The other two hunters are working around the chimney.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Hunter on Dam

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of two hunters on a dam at the Gum Hollow Hunting Resort in San Patricio County, TX. The hunters appear to be carrying shotguns. One of the men has a tied bunch of ducks in his hand. Each side of the dam is covered in tall plants.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Gentlemen's Resort]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort.
Date: 1906
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Ten Years Younger

Description: This picture displays the title page of a booklet about Mineral Wells, Texas health resorts, and how they could make people feel ten years younger.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[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