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[City of Grand Prairie Tax Roll: 1956]

Description: Tax rolls for Grand Prairie, Texas documenting real and personal properties during 1956, including the owner name and address of each property, it's assessed value, taxes due, date paid, and receipt number.
Date: 1956
Creator: Grand Prairie (Tex.)
Partner: Grand Prairie Genealogical Society

North Beach Study for the City of Corpus Christi

Description: Report discussing floods and sediments near Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, based on data gathered between 1927 and summer 1956. It includes specific measurements and analyses, broken into sections under three phase headings: (1) Floods of North Beach: Record, Causes, Types and Probability, (2) Sedimentation and Maintenance, and (3) Area Flood Protection by Strengthening Barrier Islands.
Date: August 10, 1956
Creator: Price, W. Armstrong
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Postcard to Miss Sandy Davis, July 13, 1956]

Description: Postcard of a large cavernous area in Boerne, Texas, with large stalagmites. A woman in a blouse and trousers leans her back against one of the stalagmites. The back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Sandy Davis, with "Guess Who?" written in as the sender. Instead of a message, there is a large scribble in red ink.
Date: 1956-07-13~
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Julia B. Guerra to Mary Hall, May 6, 1956]

Description: Postcard from Julia B. Guerra to Mary Hall, writing to say she's enjoying her vacation and to wish Mary well. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a small stone building with an American flag on a pole directly to the left of it, and a large sign on the roof that reads, "Cascade Caverns." The building has another section on the back left side, with a door and a window. The building is surrounded on the backside by trees.
Date: May 6, 1956
Creator: Guerra, Julia B.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Sally to Miss Sandy Davis, July 13, 1956]

Description: Postcard from Sally to Miss Sandy Davis, writing to let her know that "the boys" are home and asking when Miss Davis is coming home. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a young woman standing in the middle of a cavern with high ceilings, and many stalactites and stalagmites. The young woman is standing between two tall rock formations, leaning with her right elbow against one of them. The cave extends further back, but the rest of it is hidden by rock formations.
Date: July 13, 1956
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Mrs. Davis to Miss Sandy Davis, July 13, 1956]

Description: Postcard from Mrs. Davis to her daughter, Sandy Davis, writing to say Sandy's father brought back fish like the one on the front of the postcard from his trip, and that they will be attending an aunt's funeral in town. The front of the postcard features an altered, novelty photograph of a large fish on a flat bed truck. The truck is parked in the driveway in front of a tall, wood-sided building (partially visible to the left). The bottom of the front of the postcard reads, "Had a hard time landing this one!"
Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Davis, Mrs.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Heating unit under construction]

Description: Photograph of a heating unit under construction at a factory in Hobbs, New Mexico. The unit was built and installed by Alcorn Combustion Company out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using materials provided by John Dollinger Jr., Inc. The steel framing of the structure is photographed having further steel materials placed within it. Factory buildings and piping systems can be seen in the background. Written on the back of the photo is "May 11, 1956 Job #749 Hobbs, N. Mex."
Date: May 11, 1956
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson the Famous Texan.

Description: This book is a biography of Ben Thompson, "Including a detailed and authentic statement of his birth, history and adventures by one who has known him since a child" (from the title page). The original of this item includes an insert from The Steck Company giving a brief overview of the history of the book (number of copies published, prices, etc.).
Date: 1956
Creator: Walton, W. M.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1956]

Description: Photograph of the 1956 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are six girls in white robes and five boys in dark robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek and Cantor A. Friedman stand in the back row. The students are Sandra Leona Berkowitz, Elaine Schwartz, Linda Ellen Grenadier, Frances Jay Friedman, Maxine Stein, Janet Marilyn Siegel, Harry David Pila, Harry Sherwin Bailin, Morton Alan Levenson, Alvin Daiches, and Cordell Green.
Date: May 13, 1956
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Lorena Harbison with a Man]

Description: Photograph of Lorena Harbison, a middle-aged bespectacled woman, and an unidentified man standing indoors. They are both wearing semi-formal clothing. According to accompanying information, Lorena worked at the League City State Bank for thirty-two years.
Date: April 1956
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library