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Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, The First Shot

Description: Photograph of engraved text at the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. There is a family walking next to the monument. Text: The first shot of the revolution of 1835-36 was fired by the Texans at Gonzales, October 2, 1835, in resistance to a demand by the Mexican soldiers for a small cannon held by the colonists. The Mexican garrison at Goliad fell October 9; the Battle of ConcepciĆ³n was won by the Texans October 28. San Antonio was captured December 10, 1835 after five days of fighting in which the indomitable Benjamin R. Milam died a hero, and the Mexican army evacuated Texas.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Texas Declared her Independence

Description: Photograph of writing on side of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It had decorative stonework above. Text: Texas declared her independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos March 2. For nearly two months her armies met disaster and defeat: Dr. James Grant's men were killed on the Agua Dulce March 2; William Barret Travis and his men sacrificed their lives at the Alamo, March 6; William Ward was defeated at Refugio, March 14; Amon B. King's men were executed near Refugio, March 16; and James Walker Fannin and his army were put to death near Goliad March 27, 1836.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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NASA Plaque at Johnson Space Center

Description: Photograph of a plaque mounted on a stone pillar outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Text: "NASA - Johnson Space Center, National Historic Landmark, designated by United States Dept. of the Interior." The building is visible in the background.
Date: May 3, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Monument in front of the Alamo

Description: Photograph of a side view of the monument in front of the Alamo, honoring the Defenders of the Alamo, located in San Antonio Texas. The upright part of the monument includes a statue of a man with his arms raised to the sky and two people kneeling near his feet. The inclined portion of the monument includes a carving of a torch angled toward the kneeling people. Text at the base of the upright portion of the monument says, "From the fire that burned their bodies rose the eternal spirit of sublime heroic sacrifice which gave birth to an empire state."
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Close-Up of Granbury Monument]

Description: Photograph of the base of a monument in Granbury, Texas. The text reads: "Erected by the U.D.C. General Granbury. Chapter No. 683. In memory of Brigadier General H. B. Granbury and his valiant followers. Granbury. 1861-1865". A pavilion and a tree with flowers are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries

Erath County Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Erath County Veterans Memorial. It is made of three stones. The largest, middle stone reads: "Erath County honors its veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and other military actions." The left stone says "Duty, Honor, Country," and the right says "Our men and women of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines." A line of text at the bottom of the memorial declares that it was "Donated by citizens, businesses, and organizations of Erath County."
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Base of a Statue]

Description: Photograph of the base of a statue on the courthouse grounds in Crockett County, Texas. The text reads: "'The Tie That Binds' by Judy Black, December, 1996. A Heritage Appreciation sculpture dedicated to the pioneers of Crockett County". The courthouse and several parked cars are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Description: Photograph of a World War II veterans memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. The text on the center piece reads "Honoring all who served from Nolan County and dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who sacrifice their lives of the altar of freedom in World Wars I and II. Korea. Vietnam."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Confederate Memorial, Callahan County

Description: Photograph of the historic marker for Camp Pecan in Baird, Texas. The stone marker is on the courthouse lawn; buildings are visible in the background. Text: Camp Pecan C. S. A. This Civil War camp of the Texas Frontier Regiment was located 21 mi. southeast established in 1862 as one of a line of posts a day's horseback ride apart. The number of men guarding the frontier were few. Trouble came from all directions with Indian threats and raids from the west and plundering renegades and deserters from the east. Food, supplies, clothing and horses were constantly scarce. But in spite of all obstacles, these Confederates managed to effectively hold the frontier line of settlement. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy. Erected by the state of Texas, 1963.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Confederate memorial, Fannin County

Description: Photograph of a Confederate memorial on the grounds of the Fannin County courthouse. It is a tall monument, with a statue of a man at the top. There is text on the base of the statue, and there are cars parked behind it.
Date: October 10, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Confederate Memorial, Kaufman County

Description: Photograph of a Confederate Memorial in Kaufman County, Texas. It is a tall monument, with a statue of a soldier carrying a rifle at the top of it. There is a carving of a pair of crossed rifles under the statue, and text around the base of the monument.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Close-Up of a Safe Door]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of the words and painting on a safe door somewhere in Texas. The text reads, "Diebold Safe & Lock Co.", and the painting depicts a red house and trees behind a wood fence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Historical Marker: John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997)]

Description: Photograph of a historic marker for John Richard Winters (January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997) in Palo Pinto, Texas. Text: Tax-Assessor-Collector for Palo Pinto County from January 1, 1947 to March 31, 1987. Longest tenured Tax Assessor in the State of Texas at the time of his retirement. Active participant in civic affairs and community projects throughout the county: Sea Scout Troop Leader; President of the Mineral Wells Junior Chamber of Commerce; Charter member, Captain and Secretary of Palo Pinto County's Sheriff's Posse; Secretary of Palo Pinto County Livestock Association and its FFA-4H Club Junior Livestock Show; Palo Pinto Masonic Lodge; Mineral Wells Masonic Lodge; Old Settlers Reunion. President of Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas in 1862. Retired from U. S. Army as Chief Warrant Officer after 21 years of service in Europe in World War II and active reserves. Instrumental in County Contribution to state-wide screw worm eradication program; re-introduction of wild turkeys into Palo Pinto County; publication of Palo Pinto County History Books; Centennial Celebration; Erection of Historical Markers in Palo Pinto County. Remembered for his untiring efforts to promote Palo Pinto County and Improve the quality of life for all its residents throughout his 89 year lifetime.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Close-Up of Cornerstone]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of the pink granite cornerstone on the Young County courthouse building in Graham, Texas. The text on the cornerstone reads: "C. E. Penix, Co. Atty. Pearl Matthews, County Clerk. G. Earl Hutchings, County Auditor. Withers & Thompson, Architects. James T. Taylor, Contractor".
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Fort Worth's first African American business man, John Pratt artwork

Description: Photograph of Panel A of the Historic Wall at Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center, chronicling the African American Marketplace that was there in 1865 to 1940. The text underneath the mural reads "Fort Worth's first African American business man was John Pratt blacksmith. 1865-1876." The public artwork and mural made of tile.
Date: March 15, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Hunt Hawes Grocery Warehouse Public Artwork]

Description: Photograph of a mural made of tile at Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center. It chronicles the African American Marketplace that was there in 1865 to 1940. The text under the mural says "Hunt Hawes Grocery Warehouse & Bill McDonald's Fraternal Bank and Trust -- Part of the 20th Century. 1900-1910."
Date: March 15, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Public Artwork in Fort Worth]

Description: Photograph of a public artwork at Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center. White bricks are set in the sidewalk, and the text, reading "The Game of Artful Pondering, C. 2001 Joan Zalenski", is set in two white squares in the middle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Red Brick Public Artwork]

Description: Photograph of a public artwork at Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center. A square of red bricks is set in the sidewalk, and the text "Tall Texas Tales" is set in a white square in th emiddle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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[Side of Fountain]

Description: Photograph of text carved on the side of a fountain in Fort Worth, Texas. It reads: "In honor of my paternal grandfather Judge Jonathan Young Hogsett 1843-1909 who watered his horses at this fountain. State legislator and author of the charter of the city of Fort Worth. Anna Melissa Hogsett Gordon, W. K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation".
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Text on Fountain]

Description: Photograph of text on the side of a fountain in Fort Worth, Texas. It reads: "In honor of my maternal grandfather Samuel Benton Cantey, 1861-1924, who watered his horse at this fountain. Pioneer attorney at law and founder of the Cantey & Hanger Law Firm. Anna Melissa Hogsett Gordon, W. K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[The Horse Fountain]

Description: Photograph of text on the side of the Horse Fountain in Fort Worth, Texas. The text lists county judges, the reconstruction committee, and organizations who made donations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries