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Hale Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hale County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1900
Creator: Twichell, W. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hale County

Description: Survey map of Hale County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: May 1879
Creator: Stakemann, M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cow-Yoke.

Description: Patent for a cow-yoke "comprising a yoke formed in sections pivoted one to the other" with spurs included (inwardly) at the ends of these pivoted sections to "prevent the animal from poking his head through a wire fence".
Date: August 19, 1913
Creator: Parker, Abbot S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milo-Maize and Kafir Corn Header

Description: Patent for a corn header that uses vertically adjustable heading devices that allows for some flexibility of the heading device with one of the ground wheels of the machine.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Jackson, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traction-Engine

Description: Patent for a traction engine that has a unique assemblage of the frame and body making it most efficient.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: Claitor, Lilburn S. & Mahagan, Ross C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Header.

Description: Patent for improving and simplifying headers for the machinery that harvests Kafir corn or sorghum, so that they are lighter, more durable, and can process more crops at once.
Date: January 27, 1914
Creator: Fletcher, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Irene Favila, June 30, 2016

Description: Irene Favila was raised in Lockney, Texas. As a child and teenager, Favila’s family would migrate to Kansas and Colorado during the summers to work in agricultural fields. After graduating from high school, Favila did not attend college—being discouraged by school officials—and entered the workforce. She then entered court reporting school in Plainview, Texas and worked as a court reporter in Amarillo, Texas—perhaps becoming the first Mexican American court reporter in the Texas Panhandle. Favila then moved back to the Plainview area and began working for Motivation, Education, and Training (a migrant farmworker services organization) from 1975 to 2015. Favila was elected as the first person of color in the Plainview City Council. She has been a lifelong member of LULAC and has been instrumental in promoting voting rights and educational rights in Plainview—helping launch Department of Justice investigations in the town and Hail County along with marches.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Favila, Irene & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Grass-Burning Device.

Description: Patent for improvements in grass burning devices in which “the grass may be safely burned on the prairies and the fire kept from spreading.” (Lines 16-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Slaughter, George M. & Christian, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Harvesting Machine

Description: Patent for a corn harvesting machine. "This invention relates to corn-harvesting machines of that class which are provided with cutting apparatus for severing stalks, with carrying apparatus for conveying the stalks in a standing or upright position to the point of discharge, with binding apparatus for tying the stalks into bundles" (lines 8-14). Illustration included.
Date: October 23, 1906
Creator: Tilson, William Henderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Current-Motor.

Description: Patent for a current motor, which allows a smaller amount of water to be used to generate power for factories, irrigation equipment, and pumping devices.
Date: January 25, 1910
Creator: Brewer, Alden R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traction-Engine

Description: Patent for a traction engine with more power in the driving shaft and reduced wasted space in the design.
Date: June 4, 1912
Creator: Cox, Oscar McGruder
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department