Burleson County

Burleson County

Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio road, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Burleson County

Burleson County

Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio road, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
General Highway Map Burleson County, Texas

General Highway Map Burleson County, Texas

Date: 1961
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Description: Highway map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes eight inset maps - Cooks Point, Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Lyons, Clay, Inset No. 3, Deanville, and Chriesman - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas

Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: "Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas"; framed in barnwood; "P. Johnson" and title handwritten on bottom
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Map of Burleson County, Texas.

Map of Burleson County, Texas.

Date: 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Plat map of the original land grants of Burleson County, Texas. There is a circle marked near the center of the map which includes the city of Caldwell and surrounding properties. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Seward Papers

Seward Papers

Date: November 10, 1875
Creator: Hunt, Thomas M.
Description: Court summons to Seward by J.G. James.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Date: August 9, 1874
Creator: Johnston, George; Cairns, John & Johnston, Michael K.
Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton-stalk cutters by way of an improved framework.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Combined Spading, Plowing, and Stalk-Cutting Machines.

Improvement in Combined Spading, Plowing, and Stalk-Cutting Machines.

Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Mathes, William McConnell
Description: Patent for an earth working machine that can be used for spading, plowing and stalk-cutting by arranging “a series of spades in a plane parallel with the axis of the machine and interposed spades in planes at right angles thereto, all attached to a reciprocating cross-bar.” (P. 2, lines [29]-[33].) The spades are adjustable in height and, it can be removed to use as a cultivator. For stalk-cutting, the plows may be removed. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Quilting-Machine.

Quilting-Machine.

Date: August 5, 1884
Creator: Woods, Evans
Description: Patent for a sewing machine that stitches in rows or patterns, using select techniques to stitch through layers of fabric and batting, in the manner of old-style hand quilting. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Animal Trap.

Animal Trap.

Date: November 29, 1887
Creator: Wood, Evans
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with the frame, of the spear fitted to slide therein and provided with a notched shank, spring for forcing the spear down, and the trigger pivoted to the frame and provided with a forked plate at its lower end, and with a toe for engaging the notch of the shank of the spear" (lines 8-15).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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