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    Larry Budanauro Collection

    Green Leaf Cafe car

    Summary: Larry Budanauro was an active member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission in the early 1980s. His ancestor Harrison Thompson came to Texas in 1830 as an indentured servant, gained his freedom and a deed to land in Tarrant County, and started a farm near present-day Watauga in 1858.

    • Thirteen copy print photographs showing scenes of the black community of Tarrant County, including members of the Budanauro family, circa 1900-1950s
      • Green Leaf Cafe car, Fort Worth (image shown)
      • marching band (two photographs)
      • group portrait, believed to be Budnauro family
      • group of women in matching dresses
      • individual portraits of two men (one believed to be Larry Budanauro)
      • two African American women standing in front of early model car
      • interior view of diner (possibly Green Leaf Cafe - two photographs)
      • farmer with mules
      • two young boys, one white, one black
      • First American Legion Sponsored Junior Baseball Team in Texas for "Negroes" - 1954
    • Two pages of photocopied images, one identified as "Father of Larry Budanauro"
    • Newspaper article about Larry Budanauro, 1983

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