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    Orville Hancock Collection

    Commissioner J.D. Johnson riding horse in parade

    Summary: Books written by donor as well as a collection of photographs from Fort Worth "Star- Telegram" used for stories written by donor.

    Books

    • Gosford, the Reluctant Gobbler (and Other Fowl Poems) by Orville Hancock, published 1995, Bearhouse Publishing, Eureka Springs, AR.
    • Insects, Aside by Orville Hancock, published 1995, Bearhouse Publishing
    • Wombat, Wallaby, Marmoset, and Mudhole by Orville Hancock, published by Walker Publications Inc., 1993

    Photographs:
     
    61 photographs of Tarrant County places and people, 1988-1993:
    1. View of Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, 1988
    2. Russell Goff in front of the Band Stand in Capps Park, Fort Worth, 1990
    3. Betty Dickey looks over her new book on White Settlement Schools, 1990
    4. John Ludington, President of Frank Kent Cadillac, with bust of his friend and co-worker Frank Kent, 1990
    5. Gwen Nungezer helps City Council of Edge Cliff Village dedicated new Council table in memory of late mayor husband John Nungezer
    6. 8 by 10 inches color photo by Ron Jenkins of Judd Street Cemetery on the 900 block of Rowland Drive in White Settlement showing grave of Civil War Veteran, 1990
    7. 8 by 10 inches black and white photo by Ron Jenkins of grave stone of Benjamin F. Hagood, Civil War veteran, in historical Judd Street Cemetery on the 9000 block of Rowland Drive in White Settlement, 1990
    8. Jim Weaver and wife, Ethel Weaver, visit old horse watering trough near Allen Log Cabin in White Settlement, 1990
    9. Janet Ketter at Mosque Point Shelter on lake Worth, 1991
    10. Janet Ketter at CCC built Casino Beach Shelter on Lake Worth, 1991
    11. Historic home with historical marker at 128 N. Clark Street/Road in Burleson, Texas, 1990, 8 by 10 inches black and white by Steve Gariepy
    12. Historic home with historical marker at 128 N. Clark Street/Road in Burleson, Texas, 1990, 8 by 10 inches black and white by Steve Gariepy
    13. Calf Scramble Team for Southwest Exposition and Livestock Show plan to raise certificate for buying calf from $400 to $500; 8 by 10 inches black and white
    14. The Executive Committee of the White Settlement Historical Society, 1990
    15. Don Hallam examines old kettle used for making lye soap; he is the 1990 president of White Settlement Historical Society
    16. Seminary Hill, the domed rotunda of the B. H. Carroll Memorial building is the focal point of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, campus aerial photo 5 by 7 inches black and white by SWBT Photographer David Bell, all rights reserved
    17. Scott Murray and Alyce Caron KXAS-TV Channel 5
    18. Mike Spraggins in front of B-36 bomber
    19. Bill Chance rides one of the horses at Camp Carter, 1987, photographer was Tony Record
    20. Actress Stephanie Powers and Elvie Turner, Fort Worth Zoo Director, 8 by 10 inches black and white
    21. Actress Stephanie Powers and Elvie Turner, Fort Worth Zoo Director, with baby elephants, 8 by 10 inches black and white
    22. The Hanging Tree at Westover Hills Country Club golf course, color photo 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, 1993
    23. Public Works Director Paul Bounds and Asst. City manager Bob Salinas check on rebuilding of White Settlement Road, 1990
    24. Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 4, J. D. Johnson, Grand Marshall of White Settlement Days Parade, color 3 1/2 by 5 inches, 1993
    25. Jerry Clower and Bill Mack co-host "Country Crossroads," the weekly, half-hour radio show, 8 by 10 inches black and white
    26. Marie Lopez, Customer operations Leader, TU Electric, 5 by 7 inches black and white
    27. Leroy Sullivan, South District Manager, Fort Worth Area, TU Electric 5 by 7 inches black and white
    28. Lucy Ortega, Director, Drop in Center, and Tiny Batts, Community Services Coordinator, TU Electric
    29. Seppo Aarnos and daughter, Reba Aarnos beside horned-toad state, 8 by 10 inches black and white
    30. Six images (30 - 36) of erosion under South side Ridglea Country Club Drive bridge, 1990
      37.  Seven images (37 - 43) of Cave Formations at Sonora Caves
      44.  Windmill and water tower on Steve Murrin ranch.
      45.  Four images (45 - 48) of Steve Murrin photographs at his ranch
      49.  Talia Lydick on Arabian horse on Murrin Ranch, date unknown
      50.  Major Horace S. Carswell Jr., USAAF, Medal of Honor recipient
      51.  Tower on Courthouse at Westover Hills, date unknown
      52.  Lamberto Alvarex, artist on Fort Worth Star Telegram with cartoons, date unknown
      53.  TU Electric volunteers working on "Drop In center" on Hemphill Street, date unknown
      54.  Ben Tahmahkera, descendant of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, in Indian regalia on horseback, 1993  
      56.  Growth along creek that runs under bridge
      57.  Entrance to Park Hill Fort Worth, Texas