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The War in Texas; A Review of Facts and Circumstances, showing that this contest is a Crusade Against Mexico, set on foot by Slaveholders, Land Speculators, &c. In Order to Re-Establish, Extend, and Perpetuate the System of Slavery and the Slave Trade.

Description: Opinion piece describing the history and reasons for the Texas Revolution, including the position that it was intended to support slavery in Texas.
Date: 1837
Creator: Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]

Description: A collection of five newspaper clippings relating to the death of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. The leftmost clipping describes his enlistment in the armed forces and his subsequent assignment to the 359th Infantry division, during which he was killed in action. The middle two clippings feature a poem written "In Memorium" for Jett Falls and a "Card of Thanks" written by his parents to those who attended his funeral. The rightmost clippings describe Jett Falls and his funeral in detail. The bottom clipping was removed from "The Globe and Commercial Advertiser" of New York on Tuesday, December 17, 1918 and features a list of the names of Corporals who were recently killed. Jett Falls appears sixth from the top on the list, with a small black "x" drawn to the right of his name.
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Wide View of "Childhood's Great Adventure"]

Description: Photograph of the sculpture "Childhood's Great Adventure," from the side, showing three children in a canoe sprouting from an open book. One of them is pointing forwards, and another stares in that direction with an open mouth. The sculpture is located in a paved area at Everman Park in Abilene, Texas; a stone fence and shrubberies are visible behind the sculpture. It is based on the book Santa Calls, by Abilene author and illustrator William Joyce.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

["Childhood's Great Adventure": side view]

Description: Photograph of the sculpture "Childhood's Great Adventure," viewed from the side, showing three children in a canoe sprouting from an open book. One of them is pointing forwards, and another stares in that direction with an open mouth. The sculpture is located in Everman Park in Abilene, Texas and is based on the book Santa Calls, by Abilene author and illustrator William Joyce.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Front View of "Childhood's Great Adventure"]

Description: Photograph of the sculpture "Childhood's Great Adventure," located in Everman Park in Abilene, Texas. It shows three children in a canoe sprouting from an open book. One of them is pointing forwards, and another stares in that direction with an open mouth. The sculpture is based on the book Santa Calls, by Abilene author and illustrator William Joyce.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Rear View of "Childhood's Great Adventure"]

Description: Photograph of the sculpture "Childhood's Great Adventure," viewed from the back, showing three children in a canoe sprouting from an open book, facing the front of the canoe. The sculpture is located in Everman Park in Abilene, Texas, and several buildings are visible in the background of the photo. It is based on the book Santa Calls, by Abilene author and illustrator William Joyce.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Inside Information about the Waters

Description: A souvenir booklet, shaped like a bottle from Mineral Wells. It is almost devoid of information, except to note that it was printed by the Harris Service of Ft. Worth, Texas (with its advertising mark of an arrowhead). A copyright was applied for is the last bit of information on the pamphlet's cover.
Date: c. 1919
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Love Story of Mineral Wells]

Description: This photograph appears to be a fragment of the cover of an advertising booklet that includes the fiction "A Love Story of Mineral Wells", by Mamie Wynn Cox. Her fiction was first published in 1911. Four libraries worldwide claim possession of a copy of it. The complete booklet is available by flipping through the page by selecting "next" above the photographs. The cover shows a lady holding a handful of dominoes, which was probably meant to establish a connection to Mineral Wells, Dominoes once being a popular pastime in the city. The game of 42 (named after the number of points that could be scored in a game) was invented in Garner, seven miles east of Mineral Wells. For readers interested in obtaining a copy of the fiction, the Dewey Number of it is 833; the Library of Congress Call Number is PS 3505.O97
Date: 1915?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library