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Sod Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sod-cutter. This design consists, "with a sod-cutter comprising the frame, the horizontal blade, the beam, the handle-bars, and the brace-rod connecting the said beam with the outer handle-bar . . . of the upwardly and outwardly curved guide-rods secured to the rear of the said blades, the curved cutting-blades secured to said rods for dividing the cut sod into separate portions, and the fender provided with a forwardly-bent flange at its upper edge and secured to the said brace-rod diagonally of the machine and behind and above the said blades" (lines 76-88).
Date: July 29, 1890
Creator: White, Maston Timothy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sod House]

Description: Photograph of a family standing outside of their sod house. One man is sitting in a chair as another man and woman are standing.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Walt Speyer Outside Sod House

Description: Photograph of Walt Speyer sitting outside of his sod home, also known as a "dugout". The home is on the right side of the photograph and on the left side are two dark horses. Walt Speyer is dressed in pants, a light-colored shirt, and a hat. Written on the photograph at the top is, "Pioneer Days in Beaver County". Underlined is, "Walt Speyers". Written on the door to his house is, "1903", and written across the bottom is, "Daddy as a bachelor".
Date: 1903
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum


Description: Patent for an improved harrow. Illustration included.
Date: November 22, 1910
Creator: McWilliams, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Photograph of a sod-seeding tractor. Painted on the side of the tractor, beneath the seat, is, "JD 350". The tractor sitting in a fenced field.
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

George and Henry Schoenhals Breaking Sod

Description: Photograph of George and Henry Schoenhals using a steam engine hiched to a trailer with traction outfits to break sod. The steam engine is on the left side of the frame with one of the men steering it. The other man stands on the trailer on the right side of the frame.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[News Clip: Lawns II]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: May 10, 1980, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections