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[Trading Card: Mission San Francisco de los Tejas]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Mission Tejas State Park, depicting a log-cabin-style building covered in snow. It has a small tower over the entrance, with a wooden cross and it is labeled as a replica of the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. Information on the back gives the history of the building and the park .
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text

Interpretive Guide to: Mission Tejas State Park

Description: Pamphlet describing major points of history for Mission Tejas State Park including information about the Rice family home. Pictures of the exterior and interior of the log cabin are included.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Pamphlet

Acoustic Monitoring on the Fred Hartman Bridge

Description: Report on TxDOT's tests and investigations on the acoustic monitoring program to "listen" to the structure of the Fred Hartman Bridge in ways that can identify any breaking of the strands of the stay cables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kowalik, Alan
Item Type: Text


Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton chopper, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Brooks, John Joseph
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gates.
Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Gilbert, John W.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful harrow, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 26, 1899
Creator: Blount, Blanton E. & Guice, Benjamen R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved truss for relieving or supporting hernia, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Oliver, Zebulon
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for trace carrier for a plow "especially designed to support the trace adjustably in a vertical direction, so as to vary the line of the draft upon the plow and also provide a guide and support for the reins" (lines 9-13), including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Smith, William F.
Item Type: Patent

Check-Line Buckle.

Description: Patent for "...a novel means for connecting a check-line to the main line..." (lines 11-12) including illustrations.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Snell, David C. F.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-plow through the positioning and connection of parts. Adjustable plow for different cultivating functions and different crops, especially for cotton. Illustration and materials recommendations included.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Sheffield, James A. D. & Sheffield, John C.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a door check that holds a door open in a secured position. This particular door securer has a manual operation lock independent of the knob-spindle.
Date: February 24, 1903
Creator: Skidmore, John C. & Tyer, Author
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a saddle. Illustration included.
Date: February 18, 1903
Creator: Moore, Sidney S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improvements in safety-stirrups by providing a device to release the rider’s foot safely if the rider accidentally fall from a horse; and means to retain the movable member of the stirrup in its closed or open position. (Lines 10-17) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Parrish, Ezekiel L.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a stove. This invention has a fire box and directed combustion. Illustrations included.
Date: July 25, 1903
Creator: Moore, Sidney S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a combination tool that provides "a novel form of tool-head arranged to interchangeably carry a plurality of tools of different characters, whereby the single tool-head may be employed in various capacities" (lines 8-12), including illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: Spicer, John R.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a machine that can cut potatoes and other vegetables into small cooking sized pieces. It has removable blades that allow for different sized pieces to be cut based on the needs of the user.
Date: May 29, 1906
Creator: Lansford, Isaac B.
Item Type: Patent

Garden Rake and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a garden rake and cultivator that can be adjust in various positions to do the gardening works for the growing plants.
Date: February 20, 1906
Creator: Guice, Benjamin J. H.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling

Description: Patent for rail car coupling. Illustration included.
Date: April 9, 1906
Creator: Burran, William Jefferson
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a ventilating apparatus for railway cars for the purpose of supplying air to railway car interiors without needing to open a window (which tends to also let in smoke and dust), including illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Parrish, Ezekiel L.
Item Type: Patent