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H. J. Berndt Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story wooden structure and accompanying outbuildings in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Helvig Jensen Berndt. The main home has a shingled intersecting gable roof and an overhang supported by four columns. There also appears to be a second overhang in the back patio along with several strewn objects on the grass. Accompanying information states that across a time-span of 30 days, Helvig moved the home two and a half miles into a dug hole by wrapping a rope around a post and dragging the home with the aid of a mule. In the early 1970's, it was torn down and Grandson Elvin Berndt built his own home in 1973 on the original spot.
Date: January 1970
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Group Marching Across Intersection]

Description: Photograph of a group of people marching across an intersection in Port Arthur. A man in jeans and a blue-green shirt is at the front of the crowd. Another man near the front is holding a white flag, and people in the middle of the group are carrying a large white banner. There are houses in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Kenneth & Anita Christensen Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick home belonging to Kenneth and Anita Christensen in Danevang, Texas. Photograph was taken a short distance away, capturing a dirt road that runs in front of the home and a lawn with short grass. There is a large tree near the left corner of the home. The house has a hip roof that projects downwards to the patio, creating a sloping overhang supported by slender columns. On the right wall, there appears to be an entryway. Three windows are also visible on this side of the house, two of which have shutters.
Date: 1970/2011
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Rhonda Allenson

Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Rhonda Allenson Ashcraft, seated outdoors on a wooden bench. There is a tree to the left with large red flowering plants around it. Rhonda wears a striped polo, white shorts, and white sandals. In the background, there is a wire fence that encloses a house with lime green siding. Accompanying information states: "Rhonda Allenson Ashcraft, daughter of Leo and Johanna Allenson, and wife of Bruce Ashcraft is a native of Danevang. She served Danevang Lutheran Church as organist in the early 1970's. Frequently substituting for the regular organist -- Wanda Plentl and Patty Jensen [sic]."
Date: 1970/1975
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[People Marching in Line]

Description: Photograph of a group of people marching in a line in Port Arthur. They are walking in front of a tire shop and looking towards the camera. One man is holding a white flag with red and blue letters on it. There are cars and houses in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Danevang Historical Marker

Description: Photograph of a commemorative historical marker on a dirt plot of land that has been tilled. In the background, there appears to be a church, judging by the spire structure that sits on top of the roof, and the hollow space just beneath it that seems to hold a church bell. This structure is bordered by a small line of bushes. The text of the marker reads: "Danevang ('Danish Meadow') The first successful Danish community in Texas. Established in 1894 on a portion of 25,000 acres secured through option by Danish Folk Society from Texas Land and Cattle Company. Most immigrants came first to the northern United States, where other Danes had settled, and then to Texas, desiring to preserve their national culture, language, and religion. A Lutheran church was erected in 1895. Hardships included disease, insects, poorly drained land, and primitive transportation; but hard work, farming ability, and cooperation brought success. (1970)."
Date: 1970
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

U. S. Post Office at Danevang

Description: Copy negative print of a United States Postal Service branch in Danevang, Texas. Taken from a street running parallel to the store, the photograph captures the front and side view of a single-story structure with light-colored walls and an overhang over the front entrance. An American flag is blowing in the wind in the far right . The back of the building has a steep, inclined roof that is partially hidden from view by the tiered, rectangular wall that towers over the front facade. A white sticker on the front of the photograph notes that the building served other purposes. Under the ownership of M. F. Hansen, it also bought cotton from customers and served as a general store. A hand-written note on the back of the photograph states that it was "torn down in 2009 to relocate across Hwy 71."
Date: 1970~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Strickling Town Post in Front of Fenced Grassy Area]

Description: Slide of a signpost demarcating the site of Strickling, Texas. The post is on the far left, in front of a wire and wood fence that has been placed among tall, unkempt grasses. Small yellow inflections of color from the foliage can be seen behind it, with trees of varying heights in the very back. On the actual signpost, a line of text follows an emblem of the state of Texas, and it reads: "Site of town of Strickling -- Once a busy rural community. Named for Mrs. Martha (Webster) Strickling, who settled here in 1853 with husband Marmaduke. As child, she survived killing of some 30 settlers in infamous Webster massacre near Leander, and months of indian captivity. Post office opened here, 1857. And Strickling became a mail terminal and stage stop. Tons of lumber and buffalo hides were hauled through here. The town had a school, churches, a doctor's office, and stores. Strickling gradually declined when bypassed by the railroad, 1882. Only the cemetery remains. (1970)"
Date: 1970~
Partner: Burnet County Historical Commission

[People at March]

Description: Photograph of four women standing on the sidewalk at a march in Port Arthur. They are posing and facing towards the camera. There is a man leaning on a car in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Crowd at March]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people at a march in Port Arthur. There are adults and children in the group. One person in the middle of the crowd is holding a sign that reads, "Let the mocking birds sing." There are residential houses in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Crowd Marching in Street]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people marching down a street in Port Arthur. Two men in white shirts are in the foreground. People in the middle of the crowd are carrying a large banner with red letters on it. There are houses in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Link Members]

Description: Photograph of several women of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., gathered together for a group picture. They wear formal attire and appear to be inside a home residence. The front row sits on a sofa. The woman standing on the far right has been identified as Agusta Whittier. She wears a striped dress and light-colored shoes.
Date: 1970
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Group Marching]

Description: Photograph of a group of people marching down a street in Port Arthur. The crowd is walking towards the left side of the photograph, and some people are holding up white posters. There are houses in the background.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast