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Hatch/Long Store in Papalote

Description: Photograph of M. Long's grocery and general store in Papalote, Texas. The store's first owner,William B. Hatch, originally from Tennessee and a veteran of the Confederacy, was one of the earlier merchants in Papalote. In 1873, he moved his family to the present townstite of Papolate to take over the management of a branch of the mercantile store he, and a partner, S. G. Borden, owned in Sharpsburg. Later he sold his interest in the Sharpsburg store for full ownership in the Papalote business. For many years his story served as post office and voting place. W. B Hatch operated the store until 1898 when he sold it to L.N. Scofield of Sinton. Mr. Schofield then sold the store to W.M. Long in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Long operated the store until his death in 1929. Mrs. Long, and her son, W. C. Long, continued to operate the store and service station, which has been added to the business after the advent of the automobile. In 1946 Mr. Long closed the business for about six months after her son went into the cattle business. At the insistence of friends, Mrs. Long reopened the store and operated it until 1951 when it was closed for good.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission


Description: Patent for a new and useful hub wrench, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Sauls, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measuring Device for Rolled Goods.

Description: Patent for an improved "means for measuring rolled goods while the materials is being unrolled and also to indicate the amount of material remaining in the roll" (lines 10-13).
Date: February 10, 1900
Creator: Sauls, Henry & Cook, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department