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Brazos Co.

Brazos Co.

Date: November 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Brazos County, Texas, showing showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in pencil about crabapple trees. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

Date: January 1, 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Description: Highway map of Brazos 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 fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, military bases, and airfields. Map includes three inset maps - Millican, Wellborn, and Allenfarm - 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
Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Photograph of 1952 College Station City Council]

[Photograph of 1952 College Station City Council]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of 1952 city of College Station, Texas City Council meeting. The back contains handwritten text as follows: "_____. Bill Fitch, Marion Pugh, Joe Sorrels, Ernest Langford, Howard Badgett,Harry Boyer, N. M. McGinnis, Ran Boswell" Individual not named in obverse text is identified as J. Wheeler Barger. At time of photograph, Earnest Langford was Mayor and Ran Boswell was City Manager.
Contributing Partner: City of College Station
[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin has the shape of an eight-petal flower and says, "At the Bar of Old Fritz, Bryan, Texas." The text on the reverse is only partially visible and appears to entitle the holder to "One Drink."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Brazos County

Brazos County

Date: unknown
Creator: Pressler, Herman
Description: Map of Brazos County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Brazos County

Brazos County

Date: unknown
Creator: Catlett, Hanson G.
Description: Map of Brazos County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. The map shows Brazos County when it was called Navasota County and when Booneville was its county seat. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers and cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Postcard of Street Scene in Byran]

[Postcard of Street Scene in Byran]

Date: August 13, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a two story house with fenced front porch and sparse yard, described as "Street Scene, Bryan, Tex." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Will McClellan]

[Will McClellan]

Date: unknown
Creator: Carter
Description: Photograph of Will McClellan wearing a military dress uniform and peaked cap. Handwriting on the back of the frame reads, "Leila from Will (Big Sis)."
Contributing Partner: Coleman Public Library
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