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Robert Yarnall Richie was a photographer who had many clients in Texas, ca. 1936-1970. During this time, Richie booked photography assignments from many large corporations, including virtually all notable oil-related companies in Texas. These photographs, when viewed collectively, showcase the history, equipment, facilities, and employees of Texas industry during the mid-20th century.
This digital collection contains a growing number of photographs depicting Texas railroads. From roughly the 1870s-1940s, railroads were the transportation backbone of Texas and played an indelible role in the financial and cultural growth of the state.
This digital collection contains some 2,000 photographic images, real photographic postcards, books, historic documents, and maps of Texas. Of particular note are several collections of early photographic postcards showing Texas railroads, early oil fields and rigs, courthouses, military camps, parades, and events in small Texas towns.
This digital collection contains approximately 3,600 photographs, ca. 1846-1945, including Confederate and Union soldiers and officers in the Civil War and a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, American Indian, and Caucasian men, women, and children. The photographs provide a unique glimpse into the social and domestic history of Texas, as well as Texas architecture, transportation, ranching...
Elizabeth Ellen 'Lizzie' Johnson Williams (1840-1924) was a schoolteacher, cattle dealer, and real estate investor. In 1871 this early Texas 'cattle queen' registered her cattle brand under the name 'Elizabeth Johnson.' She is believed to have been the first woman in Texas to ride up the Chisholm Trail with her own herd that carried her own brand. Sources: Lawrence T. Jones III; Handbook of Texas Online.
This primary document comprises: The Constitution of the State of Texas, as Amended in 1861; The Constitution of the Confederate States of America; and The Ordinances of the Texas Convention: and An Address to the People of Texas. It was Printed by Order of the Convention and the Senate by John Marshall, State Printer, 1861, in Austin.
Former US Representitive talks about John F. Kennedy's final vist to Fort Worth before his death.  This is a three part series of videos.
Read the following newspaper article about presidential visits to Fort Worth and the excerpt from the John Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum about President Kennedy’s visits to Fort Worth.
Analyze, individually or with a partner. the following political cartoons that appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in November 1963 by answering the following questions.
On May 29, 1964 the United States Post Office issued a commemorative stamp for President John F. Kennedy. On that day, JFK would have been forty-seven years old. Upon the death of a president, the USPS issues a stamp, usually on his birthday. It is cancelled from a town that was significant to his life. JFK’s stamp was cancelled from what was considered his "hometown," Boston, Massachusetts. The envelope, or cover,...
Analysis of the Map of President Kennedy’s Motorcade Route in Fort Worth, Texas November 21- 22, 1963
Analyzing Political Speeches: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy Words matter and the words of the Presidents of the United States are especially important because our President serves as a symbol of the nation. From the first presidential speech to the last, the words of Presidents have the potential not only to shape policy but also to unite, challenge, and inspire citizens. A president’s first...
President John F. Kennedy and the Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas In the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy began to prepare for his second presidential campaign. By the end of September, he had traveled to the West, speaking in nine different states in less than a week. In November he planned a tour of Texas, a "must win" state, visiting five cities over two days. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy...
An article from the Academy of Achievement on Denton Cooley.