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HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive
This archive of 19th Century artists, artisans and the objects they made recently reached a milestone with more than 30,000 records online ... including Harrison County artisans. Browse the archive by clicking on this link.
From the Desk of the TSHA Chief Historian
In this new email series, the Texas State Historical Associations's Chief Historian will share interesting topics about the rich and unique history of Texas. Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell is the author of numerous books on Texas history. Join TSHA and start enjoying more Texas history. Find out more by clicking on this link.
Today in Texas History
FIRSTS FROM OUR HISTORY*
1836 First secretary of
Robert Potter arrived in Texas in 1835 jumping into the political and military affairs of Texas. He was appointed secretary of the new country's navy in 1836. Potter moved to Harrison County in 1837. Learn more about this colorful Texan in the TSHA Handbook of Texas.
* From "Dinstinctions of Harrison County" compiled by Inez Hatley Hughes, first executive director of the Harrison County Historical Museum
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THE COURTHOUSE CAT
Young Readers Local History Book Available in Museum Store
Sandra Hooker can mark off "write book" on her retirement bucket list now that her well-researched book on Marshall's courthouse cat is published.
The children's book is based on the true story of a cat who lived in Harrison County's 1889 courthouse. The book follows the cat, Little Buddy, through his adventures in 1880s downtown Marshall purchasing his breakfast and meeting daily with his human friends (real people who lived in Marshall).
Little Buddy, The Courthouse Cat is available in the Museum's gift shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Softcover, 43 pages
Price: $9.00 includes sales tax
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