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Santos Jaramillo at Viva Downs, Beeville, Texas 1974

Description: Two photographs of Viva downs in Beeville, Texas. The top photograph is of two horses on the race track. In the bottom photograph, the winning horse, Zipolo Honey, and his jockey stand beside the horse's owner Santos Jaramillo along with the horse trainers, Pancho Garza and Pete de Luna. In 1937, Santos Jaramillo started Jaramillo Cattle hauling with a bob-tailed truck. He soon had a fleet of big cattle trailers, taking cattle to market from ranches all over South Texas, and even by ferry from St. Joseph Island. After WWII, the railroad’s agricultural customers began to see the advantages of shipping by truck. While shipping by rail was less expensive, trucking was faster. Without the regulations of having to stop to feed and water the cattle, the truckers took cattle from the ranch to market in half the time.
Date: June 23, 1974
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Lamp-Burner

Description: Patent for an attachment for lamp burners designed to automatically extinguish the flame of the lamp should it be tilted at an angle. Illustrations included.
Date: February 23, 1909
Creator: Sommerville, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improved rail joints that are stronger, more durable, removes the need for "pounding of the rails ends" (lines 14-15) and reducing the loss and displacement of bolts.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Hensley, Joseph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department