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Matagorda County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Matagorda County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:222,222] (5000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Brown Cedar Cut Quadrangle: Texas-Matagorda Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing Turkey Island, Intracoastal Waterway, Live Oak Bay, East Matagorda Bay, Brown Cedar Cut, Matagorda Peninsula, and the Gulf of Mexico, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. The map includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1952
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Historic Matagorda County: Volume 3

Description: Book documenting the history of Matagorda County, Texas including family histories, businesses, churches, and schools in the area. This volume serves as a supplement to the original, two-volume publication and also includes corrections to the other volumes. Index starts on page 257.
Date: 1988
Creator: Brown, Shirley Ledwig; Gibbs, Carol Sue & Ingram, Mary B.
Partner: Palacios Area Historical Association

Miss Ella of the Deep South of Texas

Description: Historical narrative of the life of Ellen Talbot and the region of Texas the author calls the "Deep South of Texas," meaning that area near the Gulf that combines elements of the West with those of the Deep South.
Date: 1951
Creator: Allen, Arda Talbot, 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Matagorda County

Description: Map of Matagorda County, Texas, including the Gulf Coast region. The center of Matagorda County, Texas is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Preliminary chart of the entrance to Matagorda Bay Texas.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century coastal features, lakes, settlements, lighthouses, and shipwreck locations at Matagorda Bay, Texas. Includes information on lighthouses, tides, soundings, and bottom types. Depths shown by soundings. Scale: [ca. 1:80,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: Gilbert, S. A. (Samuel A.)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Danevang Folks on Boat Ride

Description: Copy negative of citizens of Danevang taking a boat ride in Palacios Bay, Texas. The image was taken from the dock as the boat is taking off. People on the boat are leaning out the windows to look at the camera. One boy is sitting atop the roof of the vessel and clutching his hat in his hand. Several other children are leaning on the railing of the boat and dipping their toes in the water. The bank of the river and several buildings onshore can be seen behind the boat, as well as a bridge that extends past the picture plane.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Miss Ella of the Deep South of Texas

Description: Historical narrative of the life of Ellen Talbot and the region of Texas the author calls the "Deep South of Texas," meaning that area near the Gulf that combines elements of the West with those of the Deep South.
Date: 2018
Creator: Allen, Arda Talbot, 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for an egg-shaped fumigator for fumigating chicken nests.
Date: October 4, 1910
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench which "may be efficiently employed in places which are inaccessible to the ordinary wrench."
Date: August 24, 1915
Creator: Culbertson, C.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire fence stretcher and splicer. This design "relates to improvements in wire-fence stretchers and splicers; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 10-13).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Pierce, Jonathan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Grapple.

Description: Patent for an improved pipe gripping mechanism which engages the interior of a pipe or tube.
Date: June 30, 1914
Creator: Martin, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department