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Ellis County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Ellis County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, oil and gas wells, drilling locations, and railroads. A legend indicating producing wells, drilled wells, gas wells, and abandoned wells is included in the lower-right corner of the map. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: [1900..1925]
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Milford College]

Description: Photograph of several multi-story buildings of varying architecture visible at the horizon of a large, open grassy field. The building on the far left is a large two-story house with a long porch on both stories. The building in the middle is a four-story building with windows along each story and a domed tower in the center. The building on the far right (which is partially hiding another building behind it) is a four-story, rectangular building with a flat roof, and double windows along each story. There are other buildings hidden by large trees, such as one in the background on the left, and one with a smokestack and covered walkway on the right. There are handwritten notes on the front and back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Wiseman Studio
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

Wagon-Standard

Description: Patent for strong and durable standard for wagons that are adjustable to any size bolster.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Cowart, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard

Description: Patent for improvements in plow mold-boards, specifically for shedding sticky soil, and includes illustrations and description.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Martin, William A. & Coleman, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Compressor.

Description: Patent for a more efficient air compressor with high and low pressure chambers formed of mating sections that can be detached to make repairs to the piston as necessary.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Murphy, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vending-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in vending machines including the simple and efficient delivery of vending articles and improvement in separation of articles served.
Date: August 5, 1913
Creator: Harris, Irvin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1895 Ellis County Courthouse Typical Entrance

Description: Photograph of a typical entrance set in an inside corner on the 1895 Ellis County Courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. There are four main entrances set on the cardinal points of the compass. The Romanesque building was designed by architect James Riley Gordon. The building is massive limestone in gray for the foundation and Burnet limestone for structure, columns of rose colored granite columns, Pecos Red sandstone was used for arches, columns, and string courses. There are eagles and gargoyles for ornamentation.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Sheriff's Van Outside Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a Sheriff's van parked outside the Ellis County courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas. Several people stand in front of the building, and there is a green sign marking the Waxahachie Visitors Center to the right.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Downtown Waxahachie]

Description: Photograph of cars parked in front of two red brick buildings in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. A couple stand on the corner to the right, and there is construction on the road in front of the traffic light to the left.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Entrance to Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to the Ellis County courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas. There is a clock tower on top of the courthouse, and trees are visible on either side of the entrance.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell