Stirrup.

Stirrup.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for a stirrup that "will normally lie alongside the horse, so as to at all time be ready to receive the foot." (Lines 21-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Railroad-Gate.

Railroad-Gate.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wood, Horace Overall
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic railway and farm gates by using a combination and arrangement of two supporting-frames, two sliding gates, a diagonal rod to secure the gates; with three levers each having its own functions, and two friction rollers. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Combined Measure and Funnel.

Combined Measure and Funnel.

Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Description: Patent for "a combined measure and funnel, the same being especially designed for dealing out molasses" (lines 13-15), including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Weighing-Scale.

Weighing-Scale.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Description: Patent for a weighing-scale that is "of simple and improved construction which will instantly determine and indicate the weight of the article placed thereon" (lines 13-16). The scale uses revolving disks that have a chain around them which moves a lever to indicate the weight of the object being weighed. The object being weighed sits on a pan that is suspended by the same chains that hold the revolving disks in place.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Men at Santa Rosa Roundup, 1966

Men at Santa Rosa Roundup, 1966

Date: June 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three men at the Santa Rosa Roundup in Vernon, Texas in June 1966. The man in the center is John Biggs, manager of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch and the man on the right is Carter McGregor of Wichita Falls.
Contributing Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum
Abandoned Mix-Mill in Vernon

Abandoned Mix-Mill in Vernon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the side of an abandoned building in Vernon, Texas. The building is at least two stories, and a porch is attached to the outside of the ground floor. A sign afixed to the outside of the building next to the front door reads: "We Make Our Own Feed With Mix-Mill." In the 1920s the building was a bank, a Mix-Mill in the 1940s, and in 1977 it was a residence on the upper floor and a craft shop on the bottom floor.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Map of Vernon, county seat of Wilbarger County Texas : On the line of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway, Texas Panhandle route.

Map of Vernon, county seat of Wilbarger County Texas : On the line of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway, Texas Panhandle route.

Date: [between 1888 and 1901]
Creator: Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company
Description: Map shows street names, block and lot numbers, and some lot dimensions. Insets: "Court House," [Map showing location of Texas Town Site Co's Addition], and "Flouring Mill." Relief shown by spot heights. Scale [ca. 1: 4,800].
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Vernon, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Vernon, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Vernon, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a dark blue background and golden edging. "Vernon Fire Department" is written in red along the vertical borders. Between these is an illustration of a yellow Florian Cross with a "fire scramble" in its center.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Soil survey of the Vernon Area, Texas

Soil survey of the Vernon Area, Texas

Date: [1902]
Creator: Lapham, J. E. (Jesse Erwin)
Description: Text describes the location and boundaries, history of settlement and agricultural development, climate, physiography and geology, soils, agricultural methods, and agricultural conditions of the Vernon area in the Texas panhandle.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Soil map, Texas, Vernon sheet

Soil map, Texas, Vernon sheet

Date: [1902]
Creator: United States. Bureau of Soils.
Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, rivers, towns, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and soil profiles.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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