Milam Co.

Milam Co.

Date: 1918
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Milam County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
General Highway Map Milam County, Texas

General Highway Map Milam County, Texas

Date: 1961
Creator: Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division
Description: Highway map of Milam County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil or gas wells, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, urban compacts, and airfields. Map includes a key to counties diagram and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This is a silver-colored, octagonal coin that says, "Good For 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This is a silver-colored octagonal coin that says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Portrait of Josiah Turnham

Portrait of Josiah Turnham

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Josiah Joplin Turnham.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Portrait of Martha Ann Woolfolk Turnham

Portrait of Martha Ann Woolfolk Turnham

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A portrait of Martha Ann Woolfolk Turnham, she is wearing a lace bonnet and collar with a dark gown.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Wagon Brake.

Wagon Brake.

Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Barmore, Albert King
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n a wagon-brake, the combination of the lever, provided with a pawl having the heel, the ratchet-wheel, and the catch, having the projecting portion . . . [and] a break-lever provided with a brake-lock, the ratchet-wheel, [and] barrel connected to the cord by a brake-lever (lines 92-100).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Williams, George W. & Hook, Joseph
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main frame . . . provided with the hopper, covers, and transporting-wheel, of the vibrating-lever pivoted at its lower end to the side of the frame, and pivoted at its middle to the lateral arm, secured to the feed-slide and operated by means of the pitman, which is connected at its lower end to the crank-axle, the upper end thereof being pivoted to the upper end of the lever" (lines 17-26).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Water Elevator.

Water Elevator.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with endless chains having links provided with staples, of the buckets having apertured side flanges through which the staples pass, and fastenings passing through the staple in front of the apertured side flanges to hold the buckets in place" (lines 90-96).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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