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A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 1

Description: First volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has two parts, starting with a reprint of "History of Texas, 1685-1845" by Henderson Yoakum (original text with additional notes). The second part contains a series of essays on various aspects Texas history, broken into 19 chapters. Index starts on page 849.
Date: 1898
Creator: Wooten, Dudley G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

McKamy Springs, Richardson, Texas

Description: Natural spring, with a stone and concrete structure built around and over it. A half-dome stone-trimmed 'grotto' covers the spring. A man-made canal channels the visible water. A plaque is set into a stone/cement low monument inside the canal. It reads: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name." The spring is located within a 2 acre park, called McKamy Spring Park, in south-east Richardson. Native people last known to have camped at the spring were of a Caddoan-speaking tribe. The Bowser family once owned the property, and then T. F. McKamy (1925-1927). Part of the old stagecoach route extending from Breckenridge ran near this site as well.
Date: 1920/1930
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Caddo Indian documents, 1841-1856]

Description: Documents detailing some relations with the Caddo Indians. The first document is a certified copy stating that Jose Maria is Chief of the Anadacos and attests to his good conduct, signed by Jesse Stern, March 27, 1852. The second document certifies that the foregoing page is a true copy and translation. The third document, dated May 11, 1841, is the commission of Col. Coyote signed by Gen. Mariano Arista placing Coyote in charge of Caddo troops against the "ursurpers of Texas." The fourth document is dated September 26, 1853 by G.W. Hill, Special Agent for Texas Indians, appointing Ti-nah Chief of the Caddo. The fifth document, dated June 29, 1856, affirms the good conduct of Ti-nah.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Journal of Indian Scout]

Description: Ledger containing journal entries, letters, legal documents, and various other information written and compiled by an Indian scout, including notes related to the Battle of Dove Creek in 1865.
Date: 186u
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

[Postcard of Hopi House in Grand Canyon, Arizona]

Description: Postcard of a stone structure with wooden ladders, with two young men, a woman, child, and small dog standing outside. The scene is described as "The Hopi House is an exact reproduction of a Hopi Indian pueblo. It is an irregular stone structure plastered with abode and rising three stories high. Here are Hopi men, women, and children. Some decorating and burning pottery, others spinning yarn and weaving squaw dresses and blankets, and perhaps some maiden weaving a basket." The message written on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. W. P. H. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: August 4, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

"Between the Creeks"

Description: Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County

Description: A book of histories, stories, documents, images, letters, and lists relevant to Kendall County's growth and development. The contents focus on the people, geography, and topography of the area. The book also features accounts from eyewitnesses and experts.
Date: 1949/1999
Creator: Gray, Edith A.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Native American-Themed Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the parade float commemorating the Karankawa Indians, the first settlers of the area now known as League City, in the League City sesquicentennial parade in honor of Texas' 150th birthday. Riding the float are five adolescent boys wearing costumes meant to represent Karankawan attire. A makeshift hut and torches made from large aluminum tins make up the float decor. Written on the side of the float is this text: "First Settlers of League City, Karankawa Indians." The parade took place on a major road in League City.
Date: April 19, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

A History of Orange

Description: This book explores the history of Orange, Texas through the eyes of Robert E. Russell. Spanning large parts of the nineteenth century, it includes information about historical events, trade, social customs, and genealogical records pertaining to Robert E. Russell. Numerous photographs and references compiled by Loren LeBlanc are also included.
Date: 1998
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle

Description: This text covers the history of the Panhandle region of the state of Texas from prehistory through 1978. The chapters are organized chronologically and include segments devoted to the first towns, historically significant persons, and other events in the area along with photographs, maps, and other illustrations.
Date: 1978
Creator: Robertson, Pauline Durrett & Robertson, R. L.
Partner: Canyon Area Library

[A Large Dinner Party]

Description: Copy negative of a large group of people at a dinner party. Most of the attendees are young men and women and they are all wearing formal attire. A smaller group of older adults are standing near the back wall. Festive touches like centerpieces, candles, and garland adorn the tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[A Large Dinner Party]

Description: Copy negative of a large group of people at a dinner party. Most of the attendees are young men and women and they are all wearing formal attire. A smaller group of older adults are standing near the back wall. Festive touches like centerpieces, candles, and garland adorn the tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

The Early Settlers Life in Texas

Description: This book describes the early history of Hill County, located in Texas, including the author's trip to Texas, information about the first settlers, prominent men, Native American massacres, government, and the general organization of the county.
Date: 1963
Creator: Kirkpatrick, A. Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Early History of Floyd County

Description: This book discusses the history of Floyd County, Texas, including the general organization of the county, the first settlers and settlements, battles, expeditions, and notable individuals. The index begins on page 141.
Date: 1947
Creator: Hall, Claude V.
Partner: UNT Libraries