From Adam Smith via Traces of Texas. It shows three Rangers, as they would be dressed looking for Sam Bass. This is an etching from pg. 378 of "The Texas Rangers" by Walter Prescott Webb., published in 1930. It was also made into an engraving which was in local papers about the hunt for Sam Bass. Junius Travis Peak, the City Marshal of Dallas from 1874-78 and Captain of the Frontier Battalion of the Texas Rangers, is pictured on the right. He was charged with hunting Bass down.
Reports and editorial comments about the assassination of President Lincoln. The first discusses Booth. The second mentions newspapers received from other cities; the local paper had not yet definitely announced Lincoln's death, but it often published these accounts from other places. The third is an excerpt from the Meridian Clarion, condemning the assassination. These reports were published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 24, 1865. Partner Institution: Alabama Archives and History.
Tice Davids, a runaway slave from Kentucky, was the inspiration for the first usage of the term “Underground Railroad.” When he swam across the Ohio River to freedom, his former owner assumed he’d drowned and told the local paper if Davids had escaped, he must have traveled on "an underground railroad." (Davids actually made it alive and well.)