Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dublin Texas Sixth Grade Class 1908 Photo

Dublin Texas Sixth Grade Class 1908


The names of the students are unknown. Perhaps you'll recognize some of them.

More Texas Old Photos


Monday, July 07, 2008

Clairemont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955

Photos and articles about the courthouse fire.

More Texas Fires, Tornadoes and other disasters


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846

On line at World Vital Records - and free until July 12

Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846

The Poll List gives the names and counties of residence of approximately 18,000 Texas taxpayers. (A "poll" tax of one dollar was levied on every white male resident over the age of twenty-one and on women who were heads of household.) By 1846, when Texas became the thirty-sixth state in the Union, there were sixty-seven county governments already organized as functioning units of the state, yet no authorized census of the state was undertaken until 1850. This 1846 poll list, compiled from the original tax rolls housed in the Texas State Archives, is actually the nearest thing we have to a complete census of the period.