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    • Texas Navy

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the history of the Texas Navy during its height during the Texas Republic and its decline.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Day of the Cattleman

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain a history of cattle ranchers in the American West. They discuss the heards of Texas Longhorn cattle.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Jean Lafitte

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss Jean Lafitte, a notorious pirate who settled to rule the Galveston area. Lafitte was among other things a rum runner, slave trader, and the self-styled "Lord of Galveston."
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Orange County Material No. III

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    • This folder contains documents related to the city of Orange, Texas. Included in the contents is a history of the city and information about local industry, government, clubs, schools, and points of interest.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Long Family

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe Dr. James Long, the hero at the Battle of New Orleans, a Texas revolutionist, and the last soldier of fortune to use Galveston as an operations base.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston (Origin of Name)

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Early Settlement of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain the history of the early settlements in Galveston from the original Native American fishing camp to Spanish and Mexican military outposts to pirate headquarters and then to revolutionaries.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • New Encyclopedia of Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains selections from the first volume of the New Encyclopedia of Texas. The selections concern the history of cities and notable individuals in southeast Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Folklore and Folktales

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain folktales about the Native American Indians who lived in the lands around Galveston and the pirate Jean Lafitte.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Houston Public School Buildings

    • school reports
    • Contains short essays on Houston public school buildings, detailing the personal lives of the people they are named after, the buildings' funding and beginnings, the buildings' locations, and highlights of the schools.
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    • Funeral procession longest in history of city; Rites brief

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    • Houston Defender article titled, "Funeral procession longest in history of city; Rites brief," details the last rites and funeral procession for C. F. Richardson, Sr. The article is in two parts. A second tribute, "A giant oak of the forest falls,"...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • History of Liberty County

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    • These documents discuss the history of Liberty county and how the events that occurred there helped the state of Texas to gain its independence from Mexico. The documents begin: "Little has been told of the early history of Liberty County and of...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Letter C. F. Richardson, Sr. to James V. Allred, July 12, 1938

    • Sam Houston Coliseum ; conventions
    • Letter from C. F. Richardson, Sr. to Governor James V. Allred congratulating Governor Allred on his presidential appointment as judge of the recently created federal district court for Southern Texas. Richardson also reminded Governor Allred of his...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers

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