Safety-Harness

Safety-Harness

Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Railroad-Tie.

Railroad-Tie.

Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Smith County

Smith County

Date: 1903
Creator: Hunnicutt, W. H. P.; Hedick, J. D.; Duke, J. K. & Terrell, O.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Smith Co.

Map of Smith Co.

Date: 1855
Creator: Willke, H.
Description: Blueline format of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, railroads, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored and says, "Good for 5 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says "Good for 25 in Merchandise" on one side and, on the other, "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company" with the place, "Arp, 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 token says "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise" on one side with a name and place on the reverse: Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[$1 Merchandise Token]

[$1 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other, the text is only partially visible but appears to be from "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
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