Midland County

Midland County

Date: 1904
Creator: Russell, F. D.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, routes and trails, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Midland County, Texas

Map of Midland County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Canda, Charles J.; Drake, Simeon J.; Strauss, William & Stackemann, M.
Description: Blueline format format of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Music-Case.

Music-Case.

Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Ray, Theodore
Description: Patent for a "music case or holder for carrying, protecting, and using sheet-music, and is so constructed that by its use the music is not rolled nor creased, is held in place, and it is not necessary to take the music from the case when it is to be used." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Fire Truck by Airplane]

[Fire Truck by Airplane]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire truck parked in front of a Douglas DC-4 operated by Transocean Air Line, at the Midland Air Terminal. Several men stand around the fire truck.
Contributing Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas
Button for Billiard Counters.

Button for Billiard Counters.

Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: De Vitt, Phillip Melvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved button for billiard counters. This design "ha[s] the transverse opening and passage extending therefrom to the periphery thereof and communicating with said opening and the longitudinal hole in close proximity to the transverse opening, and the pin adapted to engage said hole, whereby the button is removably secured to a wire" (lines 83-90).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Lake in Midland]

[Lake in Midland]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a lake scene in Midland, Texas. There is a boat in the water and buildings in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Street scene in Midland]

[Street scene in Midland]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a street scene in Midland, Texas. There are multiple wagons and crowds in the middle of the street. The City Meat Market and the Drug Store are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Midland in 1884]

[Midland in 1884]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a street scene in 1884 Midland, Texas. There are men on horse-drawn wagons in the photograph as well as multiple store fronts on the right.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Midland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Midland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Midland, Texas fire department with a black background and yellow edging. "Midland Fire Dept." is written in red across the top and bottom of the circular patch. A Florian Cross with yellow borders appears in the center and contains the image of a fire hydrant, a ladder, and the initials "F.D."
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Aerial View of Midland

Aerial View of Midland

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Midland, Texas in the early 20th century. The photograph is from the Shell Oil Company.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
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