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Jose Zapata
Author José Zapata, shown at the Casa Navarro in San Antonio, where he is now Park Manager.

The Osborn site exhibit was written by José Zapata and TBH Co-Editor Susan Dial and adapted in part from The T.C. Osborn Tenant Farm, 41BP314, by the same author, and from Historical Research at the George Washington Jones Farmstead, 41BP86, by David G. Robinson. The Osborn Farm research was carried out by the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) under the sponsorship of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Both organizations, CAR-UTSA and TxDOT, are TBH partners.

Historical archeologist José Zapata holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and graduate degrees in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and Anthropology from UTSA, where he worked for the Center for Archaeological Research. Today José is the Park Manager for Casa Navarro State Historic Site in downtown San Antonio for the Texas Historical Commission. His research interests are the borderlands of south Texas and northern Mexico, historic preservation, vernacular architecture, oral history, critical historiography, and ethnogenesis.

The curriculum, "Living on a Cotton Farm," was developed for the Texas Department of Transportation by Dr. Mary S. Black, while an assistant professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Texas at Austin and education editor for Texas Beyond History. Spanish translations were provided by Dr. Haydeé Rodríguez.

Photographs used in the exhibit, unless otherwise specified, were taken by photographers from the TxDOT or CAR.

Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library, Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938.
Handbook of Texas Online: Bastrop; George Washington Jones
A genealogy website for sharing and facilitating family history research.
Website for the Institute of Texan Cultures, The University of Texas at San Antonio


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Montejano, David
1987 Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Robinson, David G.
1989 Historical Research at the George Washington Jones Homestead, 41BP86, Bastrop County, Texas. Texas Archeological Research Laboratory Technical Series 11, The University of Texas at Austin.

United States Senate (USS)
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Zapata, José E.
2001 The T. C. Osborn Tenant Farm, 41BP314: An Early Sharecropper Site in Bastrop County, Texas. Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio Survey Report No. 309. Prepared for the Texas Department of Transportation Environmental Affairs Division Archeological Studies Program, Report No. 31.