City Map of Beeville, 1947

From Student Researcher William Alexander; Today’s map is of the city of Beeville, which is the center of the Pennyfenner collection. The majority of our documents come from the offices of Fenner, Whalen, and Penney, who were all the County Surveyors for Bee County, headquartered in Beeville. We archivists have gotten very familiar with the city; I think I’m almost to the point of knowing its street names and layout better than that of my home town (of course, my hometown doesn’t have a Star Trek Dr next to Sunkist Dr, so maybe the issue is with memorability). This city… Read more »


A Trace of History

Texas has a rich history that is largely undocumented, and where it is documented, it often fails to be widely distributed. One of the joys of our map scanning project is being able to glimpse into past persons and the actions and effects that center around them and their descendants. Many times a search leads to nothing more than a record of someones existence, but some times we identify that one doctor deciding to expand their medical services lead to over 100 years of medical service in rural South Texas.Dr. Charley Reagan made the decision around 1916 to expand his… Read more »