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The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas City

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Explore the suffrage movement in Texas City through historic Texas City newspaper articles to compliment the Texas City Museum's presentation of "Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas," an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

* The Texas City Times & The Texas City Weekly Sun newspapers utilized in this exhibit are part of the collection entitled: Galveston County Area Newspaper Collection and were provided to The Portal to Texas History by the Moore Memorial Public Library. *

Newspapers of Texas City

Texas City has a rich newspaper history that can boast the oldest newspaper, the most newspapers, and at times the only newspaper in print for any Galveston County Mainland community. The first newspaper printed in Texas City was The Coast News debuting in 1895. The Coast News set the precedent for all Texas City newspapers afterwards to focus on the many communities that made up the Galveston County Mainland. The Provost Guard emerged with 10,000 military personnel stationed here with the U.S. Army Camp and First Aero-Squadron in the early 1900s. The Texas City Sun was the longest running newspaper with eighty-eight years of publication. Learn about the history of Texas City Newspapers from the very first paper printed on a hand press to the present-day digital papers by accessing the Moore Memorial Public Library's interactive timeline "Newspapers of Texas City".

Family Bibles in Genealogical Research


Family Bibles are a valuable genealogical source when tracing your family ancestry. The family Bible is often passed down from generation to generation and used to record significant family events such as the full name of your ancestors, their births, marriages, deaths, and residence locations. This information can be the key that sends you in the right direction as you research your lineage. The Davison Family Bible is a good example of how families recorded these significant events.