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Map of the City of Houston, Harris Co., Texas 1869

Shows numbered city lots and blocks, streets, structures, ward boundaries, and Buffalo Bayou. Title from cartographic flourish beneath portrait of Gen. Sam Houston. Scale of main map is approximately 350 ft. to 1 in. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: The original plan of Houston -- Railroad map of Texas -- Map of new Houston. Includes seal of the city of Houston with signatures of city secretary and major. Includes illustrations of: Buffalo Bayou Draw-bridge -- Residence of E.S.

Handbook of African American Texas

African Americans have been part of the landscape of Texas for as long as Europeans and their descendants. Spanning a period of more than five centuries, African-American presence began in 1528 with the arrival of Estevanico, an African slave who accompanied the first Spanish exploration of the land in the southwestern part of the United States that eventually became Texas. While African Americans have been subjected to slavery, segregation, and discrimination during this long history, they have made significant contributions to the growth and development of Texas.

Educational Trunks from PPHM

Educational trunks are loaded with touchable artifacts, photographs, books and a Teacher’s Guide. Trunks are loaned out for 4 days on a first-call, first-served basis. Teachers are responsible for picking up the trunk before 5:00 pm on Friday and returning the trunks no later than 5:00 pm the following Thursday. The trunk is portable, fitting in most vehicles. The teacher who receives the trunk is responsible for pickup and return and the care of the trunk's contents. The trunk rental is $25.00 for 4 school days, and can be paid for on pick-up or return.

El Mesquite

The open country of Texas between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was sparsely settled through the nineteenth century, and most of the settlers who did live there had Hispanic names that until recently were rarely admitted into the pages of Texas history. In 1935, however, a descendant of one of the old Spanish land-grant families in the region—a woman, no less—found an ingenious way to publish the history of her region at a time when neither Tejanos nor women had much voice.
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