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Childress County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Childress County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: Hedick, J. D. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in rail joints. A patent for a boltless, interlocking rail joint that is noiseless.
Date: February 3, 1914
Creator: Bell, Silas D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Air-Brake Applier.

Description: Patent for automatic air brake applier to release the air in the train pipe with a resultant application of the brakes upon a car wheel leaving the tracks, including illustration.
Date: December 16, 1913
Creator: Hall, Charles E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Picnic at Grosbeck

Description: Photograph of a picnic gathering. An unknown group of people are shown seated under a white tent held up by two vertical posts. The picnic is in front of a wooded area.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Hanna Dept. Store

Description: Photograph showing a group of people inside of a department store. Three employees are shown behind the counter while two customers and a small child stand near the counter. There are various tapestries and cloths displayed around the scene.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Czewski Family Cotton Harvest

Description: Photograph the Czewski family. The Czewski family is shown harvesting cotton in the middle of a cotton field. John Czewski is shown driving the cotton wagon as Charlotte Czewski drives the buckboard. There are two horse-drawn vehicles in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Railroad Depot in Childress County]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified railroad depot in Childress County. A long building with a large smoke stack is in the center of the frame and train cars sit on the tracks in the foreground. Two of the train cars are labeled "C. B. S."
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Mable Phipps

Description: Studio photograph of Mrs. Mable Phipps. She is wearing an embroidered dress with a print that looks like snowflakes. There is a sash around her waist. The top of the dress has lace and several dark ribbons across the bust. The under part of her dress is a turtleneck. She also wears a large white hat with white tulle around it. She is against a dark background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Finis Earing "Red" Fitzgerald, First Fire Chief of Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Finis Earing "Red" Fitzgerald, the first Fire Chief of Childress, Texas. Chief Fitzgerald is dressed in formal attire for his portrait. He is wearing a three piece suit, a collared shirt, tie, and a hat. His badge is pinned to his vest and is barely visible underneath his jacket. The portrait captures only the Chief's head, shoulders, and the top half of his torso. Chief Fitzgerald is posed looking straight ahead.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bartlett
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Colonel Sam Privitt on Caesar with Military Color Guard and Band]

Description: Photograph of Colonel Sam Privitt on his horse, Caesar, leading a parade through an intersection. Colonel Privitt is dressed in formal cowboy attire, his horse is adorned with studded tack. Behind the Colonel are members of the military Color Guard and a marching band. Members of the community are watching the parade from both sides of the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Old Settlers Parade 1942]

Description: Photograph of the Old Settlers' parade held in Childress, Texas in 1942. In the procession are two young children, a boy and a girl, in costumes riding scooters. Following them is a woman dressed as a clown and a line of men and women riding horses. The parade is traveling down a busy street lined with businesses, parked cars, and watchful spectators. Among the spectators is a man in military uniform.
Date: July 17, 1942
Creator: Webb Studio
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum