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Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Decree from Conde de la Sierra Gorda]

Description: Decree from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda to officials in six villages in Nuevo Santander wanting them to send a list of properties and land in abeyance. Included are handwritten signatures from village officials acknowledging receipt of the decree.
Date: December 15, 1791
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[2 Donkeys]

Description: Photograph of two donkeys on a cobblestone street, outside of a building. The donkeys are saddled with crates holding glass bottles.
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Indian Village Sign]

Description: Photograph of a sign describing the history of and pointing toward the "Indian Village". The large sign reads, "INDIAN VILLAGE --> The Alabama and Coushatta Indians settled near here in 1832 through the efforts of Gen. Sam Houston, Texas gave them 1210 acres in 1854. The federal government purchased 3071 acres in 1928. Only Indian Reservation in Texas" Behind the sign a road and some trees are visible. There is writing on the backof the photograph that reads, "Livingston, Texas".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A Happy Christmas to You - Bishop's Tawton

Description: Postcard created from a painting of Bishop's Tawton by H.B. Wimbush. It pictures a road passing theough a village. Description on the back reads, "Bishop's Tawton. This pretty little village is reputed to have been a former seat of the Bishops of Devonshire, whose picturesque church, shown here, has some fine monuments and a very striking belfry screen. Behind it rises Coddon Hill(630 feet high), from whicha fine view may be had. Barnstaple proper lies two miles further on." Correspondence reads, "With best wishes C.W.B." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, Paris, Lamar Co., Texas. U.S. The postmark is from Paris, Texas on Dec. 25, 1906.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wimbush, H. B.
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Happy New Year

Description: Color postcard depicting four men frolicking in a snowy village on New Year's Eve. They appear to be singing and waving their hats. One has climbed a lamp post. Printed on the card is "Happy New Year" Correspondence reads, "Dear Dilly, Got your card today, sent you a little pkg Monday. My address is c/o Curtis House or 511 S. 13th St. Will write you soon, love to all. Write to me. Lovingly, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E. A. Dill, 527 S. Mill St, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Waco, Tex. on Apr 6, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Village Below Mountains]

Description: Photograph of a village sitting at the base of a mountain. The village houses are mostly one or two stories, with a five story building near the center. The mountain is covered with evergreen trees and snow.
Date: 1944~
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Historical Map of Clay County, Texas.

Description: Pictorial map of Clay County, Texas, showing populated areas, creeks, rivers, railroads lines, old cattle trails, property ownership, and various outlying buildings (schools, houses, mills, general stores). The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands. Scale [ca. 1:63,360] (1 miles to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Slagle Abstract Company
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library