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Fire-Extinguishing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a fire-extinguishing apparatus designed for use in gin-mills, saw-mills, factories, and other buildings. The operator can quickly turn on a stream of water and extinguish the flames. The apparatus is a valved supply-pipe connected to a boiler, branch pipes extend from the supply-pipe, and discharge nozzles are connected and are flexible.
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Driver, Elias K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Expansion-Cultivator.

Description: Patent for cultivators "which can be readily expanded or contracted to adapt the device to the distance apart of the rows to be cultivated or to cover a tract or greater or less breadth." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Moore, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ash Pan

Description: Patent for an ash pan. Illustration included.
Date: August 14, 1906
Creator: Byar, Ernest & Clopton, Mortimer L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle

Description: Patent for a vehicle used as a truck or bolster. Illustrations included.
Date: April 5, 1910
Creator: Martin, W. Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Escape

Description: Patent for a flexible chute that attaches to the window frame. The chute uses hinges or a pivot so it can be moved out of the way when not is use.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Woods, Murray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-Regulator

Description: Patent for a Pressure-Regulator, which is a device for "automatically regulating the pressure of steam, compressed air, or other gases while passing through a conduit" (lines 8-10).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Moffett, James D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Royce Garrett, June 15, 2016

Description: Mr. Garrett was born just outside Marshall, Texas in the late 1940s. He went to college at Wiley College in Marshall and participated in a March after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Soon after graduating, Mr. Garrett began his career working in the Lufkin State School. During the interview, Mr. Garrett discussed his life working for the Lufkin State School which housed (voluntary and involuntary) disabled individuals in multiple capacities (40+ years), he discussed his role in trying to provide social services for the Lufkin community as well through various organizations.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; May, Meredith & Garrett, Royce
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 10, 2016

Description: I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he won his county commissioner office. Also Mr. Henderson discussed his involvement in many other organizations.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D.
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Gloria Toran, June 30, 2016

Description: Ms. Toran was raised in Nigton, a small community in East Texas, by her highly-educated father and step-mother, who were also educators. Ms. Toran attended segregated schools in Lufkin and then went on to become a school-teacher and counselor in Lufkin schools. She was the first black school counselor in Lufkin schools. In the interview, she discussed growing up in Nigton, the accomplishments of her father, schools in Lufkin, changes over time in the black community. Ms. Toran described the responses to integration, including demonstrations by the KKK in the 1970s.
Date: June 20, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Toran, Gloria
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bertha and Alfred Miranda, July 1, 2016

Description: Ms. Miranda was born in Grand Prairie but spent the majority of her childhood in the Rio Grande Valley, where she experienced segregation and poor schooling. Determined to be a teacher, she eventually obtained her degree in education and began working as a special education teacher in Lufkin, the first Mexican-American teacher at LISD. Her husband was born and raised in Diboll, where he worked for Temple Industries. In their interview, Ms. Miranda describes the discrimination she faced in the Valley, her path to becoming a teacher, and her education career. Mr. Miranda describes life in Diboll and working for Temple.
Date: July 1, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; Miranda, Bertha & Miranda, Alfred
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lela Simmons, June 30, 2016

Description: Ms. Simmons was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas. She grew up in segregated Lufkin and graduated from Dunbar High School. She then became a nurse at Woodland Heights hospital, married, became a mother, and remained civically active. Ms. Simmons described growing up in segregated Lufkin, her experiences in elementary and high school, discrimination she experienced on the job at the hospital, black businesses in Lufkin, a sit-in at Lufkin's Dairy Queen, and her son's experience integrating at Lufkin High School.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; May, Meredith & Simmons, Lela
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Timber-Hook.

Description: Patent for an improved timber hook that is capable of automatically adjusting itself "according to the various lengths of logs" (lines 18-19).
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Martin, Daniel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 13, 2016

Description: I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he won his county commissioner office. Also Mr. Henderson discussed his involvement in many other organizations.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D.
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ino Reyes, June 27, 2016

Description: Mr. Reyes was born in Mexico on his family's farm. One of 12 children, he excelled in school, pursuing an engineering degree. He then followed his family to Lufkin, where he worked for Lufkin Industries. After nearly twenty years working, he and his brother opened a Spanish-language newspaper, La Lengua. In his interview, he discusses his childhood and young adulthood in Mexico, assimilation and difficulties in Lufkin, his work career, the creation of La Lengua, and his contributions to the Mexican-American community in Lufkin through his newspaper and civic service.
Date: June 27, 2016
Creator: May, Meredith; Howard, Jasmin & Reyes, Ino
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Dallas and Carol Pierre, June 6, 2016

Description: Dr. Pierre was born in Louisiana and moved to Port Arthur at a young age. He later moved to Lufkin, because the area lacked an African-American dentist. His wife Carol Pierre, who was born and raised in San Antonio, became a teacher in the segregated school system. Dr. Pierre quickly became active, serving on the school board as integration occurred and participating in the NAACP. He continues to operate his dentistry business in Lufkin in 2016. Dr. Pierre discusses his early life in Louisiana and Port Arthur and his time in dental school. He and his wife describe the move to Lufkin, integration, work with the NAACP, and what they saw as the complacency of African Americans in Lufkin.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Dulaney, W. Marvin; May, Meredith; Howard, Jasmin; Pierre, Carol & Pierre, Dallas
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

1916 Taylor-Woods Building

Description: Photograph of the 1916 Taylor-Woods Building on South First Street in downtown Lufkin, Texas. The two story brick building has its completion date and a name medallion on a stone top cap. Currently occupied by the Deep East Texas Council of Governments.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Blue Building]

Description: Photograph of a blue building next to the Pines Theater on South First Street in downtown Lufkin. The photograph is of the upper window detail; the window has a dark red brick string course at the top and bottom, with the sides also framing the window in dark red brick. As with many older commercial brick buildings, this one has been stuccoed. The stucco currently is painted blue. Canopy rods and a 1950s-style metal canopy is visible below the window.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell