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Dedication plaque on the Statue of Liberty copy from Boy Scouts

Description: Photograph of the dedication plaque on a copy of the Statue of Liberty in Midland, Texas. It reads: "With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States. The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty. 40th anniversary crusade to strengthen the arm of liberty 1950."
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Midland County Courthouse, historic plaque on grounds

Description: Photograph of a historical marker in Midland, Texas. It reads: "Midland County (created and organized, March 1885). First known as the junction of many trails and site of the last Comanche raid into Texas. In 1881 the Texas and Pacific Railroad was built; equi-distant between El Paso and Fort Worth, this became known as Midland. First settler was a sheepman in 1882. Cattlemen came with Herefords in 1888. Water wells and windmills lured small farmers. Became headquarters for 1928 Permian Basin oil discovery. In 1945 its first well came in. The "Midland Man", oldest skeletal remain in North America (18,500 B.C.(, was found in 1954. (1967)"
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Midland County Courthouse cornerstone

Description: Photograph of a cornerstone at the Midland County courthouse. It reads: "Midland County, Texas. Judge Barbara G. Culver. Durward Wright ~ John Thomas, Charles Welch ~ Winfree Brown, Commissioners. Rosenelle Cherry, Clerk. Ed Darnell, Sheriff."
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Historic plaque - Midland Man

Description: Photograph of a historical plaque in Midland, Texas. It reads: "The Midland Man. Oldest human remains in New World. Found 1953 on ranch near here by pipeline welder Keith Glasscock. Fossilized skull, rib and hands bones had been exposed by weather conditions. Tests indicated these were bones of a woman who lived as long ago as 9000 - 9500 B.C.; nearby were bones of extinct species of horse, camel, mammoth, pecxcary, wolf, sloth; with weapons, tools and signs of ancient campfires. Drs. Fred Wendorf and Alex D. Krieger, archaeologists; Claude C. Albritton, geologist; T.D. Stewart, physician and anthropologist, made studies of the discovery. (1966)."
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Wilkinson Office Building and Parking Garage, Midland, Texas: 1st Floor Marble Walls

Description: 1st floor marble wall details for an office building and parking garage commissioned by Jack B. Wilkinson in Midland, Texas. Details include partition plan for first floor foyer & lobby showing extent of marble walls for bid number 1, partition plan for first floor corridor showing marble walls for alternate bid number 2, partition plan for first floor corridor showing marble for alternate bid number 2, and notes.
Date: August 1947
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Wilkinson Office Building and Parking Garage, Midland, Texas: 2nd & 3rd Floor Plans

Description: Second and third floor plans for an office building and parking garage commissioned by Jack B. Wilkinson in Midland, Texas. They feature wall edge lines, measurements, labels, and room names. Other sections include frame details for sliding doors in plaster partitions, door sites & frames, and general notes.
Date: August 24, 1955
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Superior Oil Company Office, Midland, Texas: First Floor Framing Plan

Description: First floor framing plan for an office building commissioned by Superior Oil Company in Midland, Texas. It features measurements, labels, wall edge lines, and notes. Other sections include beam sections, a stair rendering, and a concrete beam & joist schedule for the first floor.
Date: August 28, 1937
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

[News Clip: Drought #3]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 26, 1983, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Tool for Building and Repairing Wire Fences

Description: Patent for a wire fence building and repair tool that includes "features of a wire stretcher, staple puller, hammer, and a crowbar" (lines 15-16) and can "secure together the two extremities of a broken fence wire so that the same may be tied or intertwisted." (lines 18-20)
Date: August 11, 1914
Creator: Bingham, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Midland County Courthouse cornerstone

Description: Photograph of a cornerstone of the Midland County courthouse. The cornerstone reads: "Midland County M. R. Hill, County Judge. Commissions S. R. Preston ~ L. M. Estes, D. L. Hutt ~ H. E. Roberts. Chas. L. Klapproth, District Judge. A. C. Francis, Sheriff. A. D. 1930."
Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries