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Plow.

Plow.

Date: January 6, 1885
Creator: Bedinger, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to an improvement in plows; and it consists in the peculiar construction of the mold-board" (lines 6-8).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1948

The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1948

Date: 1948
Creator: Thomas Jefferson High School
Description: Yearbook for Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas includes photographs of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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