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    • Lone Star Fair Of 1852

    • Lone Star Fair
    • The Lone Star Fair Of 1852 Henry Kinney, founder of Corpus Christi, made a fortune when Zachary Taylor's army was here. But his wealth was soon spent, and by 1851, he was looking for a way to attract immigrants who would buy some of his ...
    • Kinney's Land Deal

    • Kinney
    • Kinney's Land Deal Probably the three most hated men in Corpus Christi in the 1860s and '70s were Levi Jones, J. Temple Doswell and the city's founder ----- Henry Kinney. The three men and the town were connected by a land suit that caused a...
    • Streets Of The City

    • Streets
    • Streets Of The City Corpus Christi's founder, Henry Kinney, named many of his downtown streets after wildlife ---- like Antelope and Tiger ( which was later changed to Broadway). He liked Indian names as well, giving us Tancahua, Carancahua...
    • How Old Is Corpus Christi?

    • Corpus Christi
    • How Old Is Corpus Christi? I stopped at a red light on the way to work, at Water Street and Cooper's Alley. This is where Henry Kinney was supposed to have landed. It is where Blucher Creek emptied into the bay. Smugglers knew this...
    • Schatzel Street

    • Streets
    • Schatzel Street Corpus Christi's founder, Henry Kinney, named city streets after his friends. One of Kinney's more worthy choices was to name a street for John Peter Schatzel. Schatzel wasn't here long - from 1850 to 1854 - but his name...
    • Rankin, Lillie Mussett

    • Photograph
    • Photograph of (L to R) Campbell, Cleo Buck, C. P. Jones, (?), Walter Foster, Mrs. W. E. Pope and Lillie M. Rankin (seated). Col. H. L. Kinney's cup presented to DAR-DRT-UDC, Princess Louise Hotel
    • How Much Are County Commissioners Worth?

    • County Commissioners
    • How Much Are County Commissioners Worth ? The question has come up from time to time about whether Nueces County Commissioners should be paid $60,000 a year for attending a meeting once a week. That's essentially all they have to do. Years...
    • Shellcrete

    • Structural Material
    • Shellcrete Early Corpus Christi was built of adobe-like shellcrete because there were few trees. Shellcrete consisted of crushed oyster shells for the aggregate, burned shells for the builder's lime, mixed with clay in wooden molds and baked...
    • Immigrants, 1852

    • Immigrants
    • Immigrants, 1852 A good description of Corpus Christi of 150 years ago comes from the recollections of Robert and William Adams, who arrived in 1852, with their father, mother, sister and another brother. Robert was five and William was...
    • McGregor, John Steward

    • Individuals
    • McGregor Photograph. Reprint copy of an original framed photo of John Steward McGregor with his wife Mary and their two daughters. The McGregors came from England in 1852, landed in Galveston on Christmas Day that year. They settled on Turkey...

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