Map of Cherokee Co.

Map of Cherokee Co.

Date: 1902
Creator: Jelinek, J. W. & Campbell, C. C.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cherokee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red ink to highlight San Antonio Road, "1851 Cherokee Co. Map." Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
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Alto City Directory

Alto City Directory

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Directory to the city of Alto, Texas includes lists of local phone numbers.
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Forest Hill Plantation, Alto, Texas

Forest Hill Plantation, Alto, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Brochure about Forest Hill Plantation located near Alto, Texas. It includes information about the family history of the plantation owners, as provided by The Thursday Study Club.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: October 23, 1894
Creator: Roark, Calvin M.
Description: Patent for an improved, strong, durable, and simple churn that produces butter quickly and with much use of power. It has a slide rest with a rotary driving spindle on one end and guide pulleys on the other end, a slide-block that slides on the end of the slide rest, a turn-peg with a ratchet-head on the slide-block, a pawl, and a chord that attaches all these parts.
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Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic combined plow, chopper, and planter that provides "a machine which will open the land, plant and fertilize at the same time, and which may be quickly adjusted for chopping cotton plants and at the same time cultivate rows of plants" (lines 10-13). The parts can be attached to a common frame.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper that cultivates "the rows of plants simultaneously with thinning them out; and a further object of the invention is to provide such a machine which will be durable and simple" (lines 11-14).
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Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Date: October 7, 1876
Creator: Killough, William B.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cultivators and choppers which will allow for the adjustment by height and width.
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Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Improvement in Machines for Destroying Cotton Worms.

Date: September 1, 1874
Creator: Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for a machine to distribute poison to destroy Cotton Worms, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Improvement in Propelling Devices for Street-Cars and the Like

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Trible, Herndon & Davis, Nicholas A.
Description: Patent for and improvement in propelling devices for street cars and the like, includes illustration.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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