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[Trading Card: Greater Roadrunner]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Casa Blanca State Park, depicting a roadrunner standing in a grassy area. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text

Loop 20 News

Description: This is a news letter for the population of Laredo, Texas concerning the roads project to expand Loop 20. The bilingual newsletter provides the primary goals of the expansion and scheduling of public workshops for Laredo citizens to attend. There is an attached illustrated map showing the proposed project in relation to the city of Laredo.
Date: 2006
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.

Lake Casa Blanca State Park

Description: This is an illustrated map of the Lake Casa Blanca State Park located near the city of Larado in Webb County, Texas. The map shows the access roads throughout the park, camping sites and a legend that shows the locations of all the parks amenities.
Date: February 2015
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Map

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park: Trails Map

Description: This map is for the Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. The map provides the access routes of the park, color coded trail routes, and a legend provides the location of all the parks amenities. There is a "Points of Interest" providing information on sites inside of the park included with GPS coordinates and brief description. The reverse side of the map offers information on staying safe, trail etiquette, and a legend providing the length of the trails, estimated time to hike, difficulty level, and description.
Date: 2013
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Map

Instrument for Breaking Car-Seals.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in instruments for breaking car seals, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Leyendecker, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in filters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 25, 1898
Creator: McLane, Albert L.
Item Type: Patent

Portable Gold - Washer

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable gold-washer. This invention is to "provide an improved substitute for the crude forms of portable good-washing apparatus frequently employed" (line 8-10).
Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Kahn, Felix
Item Type: Patent

Composition for Removing Boiler-Scale

Description: Patent for "an extract of the plant know to botanists by the name 'Larrea Mexican,' to be used in removing boiler-scale and in preventing the reformation of the same" (lines 9-13).
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Pena, Benjamin
Item Type: Patent

Multiple Telegraph

Description: Patent for "a simple device of this character by means of which any one of a number of instruments or translating devices at a distance may be operated over a single line-wire and by means of a single flow of electric current through said wire" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Foster Jr., Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Chain Jack.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in chain-jacks. "This invention aims to provide a chain-jack for lifting the boxes of axles, so that the bearings or brasses therefor can be readily replaced, and is designed especially for use in cases of hot boxes on railway-cars" (line 11-15).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Phillips, Henry S.
Item Type: Patent

Air Brake

Description: Patent for air brakes. Illustration included.
Date: September 9, 1904
Creator: Minnick, Hezekiah
Item Type: Patent

Combination Tool

Description: Patent for a combination tool. This invention combines tools for a variety uses and box to hold small items. Illustration included.
Date: November 2, 1901
Creator: Brunl, Louis
Item Type: Patent

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for a rotary engine. Illustration included.
Date: October 6, 1904
Creator: Mackin, Samuel
Item Type: Patent

Venado Creek West Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1980
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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