State Parks Board Big Bend National Park files 1881-1883, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1909-1957 bulk 1941-1942

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State Parks Board Big Bend National Park files, 1881-1883, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1909-1957, bulk 1941-1942

State Parks Board Big Bend National Park files 1881-1883, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1909-1957 bulk 1941-1942

The Texas State Parks Board was created in 1923 to investigate prospective park sites in the state, to report to the Legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The primary function of the Texas State Parks Board between 1923 and 1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. Following Congressional action in June 1935 and state legislative action in 1939 the Parks Board began acquiring land for the creation of the Big Bend National Park. Records present in this series include incoming and outgoing correspondence, abstracts of title, land worksheets, deeds, legal filings, court filings, notes, clippings, brochures, guides, newsletters, photos, and maps. Dates covered are 1881-1883, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1909-1957, bulk 1941-1942. The bulk of the files concern the acquisition of land by the State of Texas for Big Bend National Park.

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