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Improvement in Riding-Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved riding or sulky plow which shall be so constructed that the plow may be readily lowered into, raised from, and adjusted to run at any desired depth in the ground, and which may be adjusted to take or leave land, and to hold the carriage level when both wheels are running upon unplowed land, and when one wheel is running in a furrow." (Lines 14-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Florance, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper with a solid hoe for thinning cotton and a toothed hoe for pulling weeds.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Hart, Granville M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus

Description: Patent for Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus which "consists in the provision of a rack adapted to be connected to the bed of the wagon" (lines 17-19); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Southern, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard Addressed to Lois Matlock]

Description: Postcard addressed to Lois Matlock with a photograph tinted with a green and red shade showing a man and a woman sitting at a table with the caption "Hungry for You-Dear" printed below. The note on the back discusses the sender's current activities as well as tells Lois she should have been up there "last [Sunday] I had more fun."
Date: 191u
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard from Ethel to Lois Matlock]

Description: Postcard addressed to Lois Matlock (from possibly Ethel Harris) with an image and caption that reads: "If troubles don't never come single, for vy should I get married?" Ethel asks Lois to come up and stay with her for a night in the note on the back of the card.
Date: 191u
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard of Cartoon Flying Ducks]

Description: Postcard of a colored illustration of ducks flying through the air, in formation, across farmland. There are postcard markings on the back of the postcard, and handwritten text to Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Turney from someone named Terrie.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

Grissom sons, Jack, Murray & Park, Plano, Texas

Description: Studio portrait of three boys, from mid-chest. Left: youngest, wearing light-colored wide-collared, buttoned shirt or romper. Center: middle in age, wearing white, long-sleeved shirt with medium stripes and dark neck-tie. Left: oldest, wearing light-colored shirt, perhaps with woven textured stripes, and dark neck-tie. Additional information: Sons of William Lee GRISSON (27 Oct 1879 AL - 29 Jan 1949 TX) and Mollie Sandifer GRISSOM (11 Jan 1882 TX - 16 Jun 1972 TX) from left to right: Jack Kendal GRISSOM (7 Jul 1911 Plano TX - 27 May 1981 Garland TX) Murray Amos GRISSOM (19 Oct 1908 Plano TX - 4 Jan 1971 Dallas TX) Park Lee GRISSOM (16 Oct 1906 Plano TX - 25 Feb 1982 Allen TX) source: "The Family of Park L. Grissom" by Mozelle Grissom, 1981 [unpublished document]
Date: 1916
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Routh Family Reunion, Routh Home, Plano, Texas

Description: Family group, informal portrait. 5 informal rows, some faces partially hidden. 52 faces visible, some partially. One torso, far right. Children seated in front. 2 women, center, appear to be wearing dark hats or bonnets with large black ribbons. 1 man, seated, holding hat, wears eye patch on right eye. Written on back: on back: about 1938 - Routh family reunion, Routh Home - Plano. BACK ROW: Vivian S Barron, Madge Carver Barron, Cecil Thornton Barron, Stanley J Jr Mendenhall, Stanley J Mendenhall, Stanton J Barron, Haskel Roach, Jake Barron or Jimmy Rogers, Jake Barron or Jimmy Rogers, UNK, UNK, UNK, Robert Webb, Roy Patton Howell, UNK, UNK SECOND ROW: John M Campbell, UNK, UNK, Pauline Mendenhall, Bertha Mendenhall, UNK, UNK, UNK, Rosa Routh, Clara Routh, Virginia Roach, Mildred C Rogers, Julia Mendenhall, Florence Rogers, UNK, UNK, UNK, UNK BOTTOM ROW: UNK, Mary Ann Coit, UNK, Louise Rogers, all others unidentified
Date: 1939~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Plano, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Plano, Texas fire department. The triangular patch has a dark blue background with yellow edging. "Plano Fire Dept." is written in yellow along the top and bottom edges of the patch. A circle containing the image of a fire helmet, hatchet, ladder, nozzle, and pike appears in the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Plano 1921 Sheet 12

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Plano 1907 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Plano 1921 Sheet 10

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Plano 1921 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Plano 1907 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Plano 1901 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Plano in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1901
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History