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Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. A. A. Faulk, cause no. 1097, 1875

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. A. A. Faulk, accused of "disturbing the peace at the courthouse in the town of Athens," filed August 3, 1875. Documents are the charge for the jury written by presiding judge M. D. Ector, an arrest warrant and bail bond for A. A. Faulk, a witness summons, and a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman James Aariett. The jury's verdict (not guilty) is written on the back of the charge.
Date: 1875
Creator: Bishop, J. B.
Partner: Henderson County District Clerk's Office

[A Crowd at a Speech]

Description: A crowd (the picture dates to approximately 1910) appears to be attending the awarding of prizes for an athletic event--probably a track meet, judging by companion photographs. The location of the photograph is at Elmhurst Park, an amusement park in the early 1900's on Pollard Creek about two miles southwest of Mineral Wells.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Crowd and a Carriage]

Description: Photograph of a crowd standing on the left side of the photo and a horse drawn carriage on the right. The area is dark save for the lights on the subjects.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[A Woman and a Girl]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a large coat and a wide hat with a floppy brim, standing next to a little girl wearing an ermine lined coat and hat, and holding a muff. The woman looks down at the little girl so that the hat obscures her face, while the girl smiles. They stand on a sidewalk. In the background, a fence and a telephone pole are visible.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[A Man With a plow]

Description: A note on back of photograph states that it shows preparation for paving the brick highway from Mineral Wells to Millsap. The note contains the name D. M. Shrum, but does not indicate that it is the person in the photograph. The brick highway to Millsap was part of the nation's first transcontinental highway, the Bankhead highway, from mile zero in Washington, D.C. to San Diego in California. It was built through Mineral Wells in about 1921.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Man with a Catfish]

Description: An unknown man is pictured holding a catfish that he has presumably caught. An embossed legend at the base of the picture states that the photograph was taken by Young's Photography, Mineral Wells, Texas. (Palo Pinto County held the Texas record in 2005 for a catfish. A ninety-six-pound monster was caught at the outflow of Morris Sheppard Dam on Possum Kingdom Lake.)
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Crowd at a Race]

Description: A note on the back of the picture identifies this scene as being at Elmhurst Park. The rails on either side indicate that this is a photograph of a race track. There is a chalk circle in the middle of the track, and a companion picture shows this circle being used for shot-put/discus competition. The spectator in the left foreground is leaning into the track to get a better look at a runner approaching the finish line at the far end of the track.
Date: 1910?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A family on a porch]

Description: Photograph of a small family seated and standing on their porch of their house that is covered with a fresh blanket of snow. Other homes in the background are visible along the horizon. Handwriting on the back of the photograph reads, "Byrd Sr."
Date: [1886..1913]
Creator: Doscher, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to A. A. Allen]

Description: Letter to A. A. Allen thanking him for a visit to Abilene, in hopes it will create interests between his railroad and the citizens of Abilene to constructing a railway through the city.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[A Woman With a Child]

Description: Photograph of a woman and small child. The young child is pictured standing in front of the woman and wearing dark color clothing. The woman has her hair pulled up into a hat and is wearing a light color top with dark color trousers. In the background is an open area of land with tall grass and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Amarillo Public Library

Photograph of Captain A. C. Jones

Description: Photograph of a portrait of A. C. Jones. A veteran of the last battle of the Civil War, Captain Allen Carter Jones was born in Nacogdoches County in 1830 to early Texas settlers. He served as sheriff in Goliad County from 1858-1860. Jones joined the Confederacy Army as a private when the Civil War began. Within eighteen months, his leadership abilities resulted in his promotion to Captain. In 1874, the Captain settled in Beeville where he became a merchant, banker, land owner, philanthropist, and cattleman. Captain Jones contributed a large share of the funds necessary to bring the railroad to Bee County in 1886. He also served as Beeville’s first mayor, county treasurer, the general manager of the Beeville Oil Mill, and he was a promoter of public schools in the area. He is acknowledged by all as the “Father of Beeville”. Captain A.C. Jones died in 1904.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission