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Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Handful of corn]

Description: Photograph of a handful of corn. Back of photograph: "This corn was put into storage after treatment with Super Shield. It averaged 24% moisture and when this picture was taken, had been in storage for six months. One of the things that impressed management of Big Tex when they visited several midwestern farms that had used Super Shield was the way the grain stayed in condition despite widely fluctuating outside temperatures. "We figured the concept was sound and was tailor-made for a cattle feeding operation that has to buy much of its grain requirements during a short period of time during harvest," says Troyce Carmichael, president of Big Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

2006 Texas Agricultural Statistics

Description: Report on agricultural statistics in Texas including "data on cash receipts, prices, livestock and livestock products, field crops, major vegetables, citrus fruits, peaches, grapes and pecans" (p. ii) and based on district and county data fro 2004-2006.
Date: October 2007
Creator: National Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas Field Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Gap Gate.

Description: Patent for new and improved water gap gates to protect gates and barriers during natural interference, thereby preventing livestock injury.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Sattler, Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Ill.

Description: Color postcard depicting the stock yards in Chicago, Illinois. Many cattle are coralled together while cowboys sit on fences looking on. The city of Chicago is in the background. The correspondence on the back reads, " "What my baby doing. I bet you want to see your old mean ugly Auntie, if you did say you wouldn't. Do you love your Auntie - Rosa". It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, P.O. Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Chicago, Ill.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Livestock Auction]

Description: Photography of men sitting in stands at the livestock auction. In the image, the group of men are wearing hats and looking down at something off the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Food-Mixer.

Description: Patent for a food-mixer for stock feed composed of various chutes and parts for the mixing of large quantities of food stuffs, including specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Egan, Mathew M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department