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Map of Polk Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Polk County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1906
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Barred Owls]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Livingston State Park, depicting a barred owl. The back of the card includes information about adaptations, voice, life span, and other facts about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telegraph-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for an improvement to telegraph transmitters of the pendulum type in which signals are transmitted through use of a series of dots and dashes.
Date: June 2, 1914
Creator: Moore, Leo I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Parcher

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in coffee parchers. Easily used on a range which is also simple and durable. Illustrations included.
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: McCall, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lumber-Dolly.

Description: Patent for a lumber dolly, which has an anti-tilting device that can be used while loading or unloading the dolly.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Lott, Andrew Gains
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Christie, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hook

Description: Patent for a self releasing log hook to rapidly move logs from one location to another. It provides simplicity in structure, effectiveness in operation and inexpensiveness in manufacture.
Date: January 9, 1912
Creator: Knox, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door

Description: Patent for a car-door. The design is to prevent rattling and reduce wear on rail car doors. Illustration included.
Date: September 6, 1910
Creator: Lott, Andrew Gains & Handley, John A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal Tie

Description: Patent for a metal railroad tie. Illustrations included.
Date: May 16, 1911
Creator: Caton, Augustus B. & Carter, Ernest A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a lifting frame for hoisting engines, which allows a car to be put under the engine easily.
Date: May 4, 1909
Creator: Knox, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (silver and gold) and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise, Patd. July 1899" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company, New Willard, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (gold and silver) and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise, Patd July 1899" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Thompson & Tucker Lumber Co., New Willard, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Thompson & Tucker Lumber Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (gold and silver) and says, "Good for 50 in Merchandise, Pat. Appld For." on one side; on the other it has the text: "Thompson & Tucker Lumber Co., Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Buddy Temple Gives Speech at Wilson's Governor Day]

Description: Photograph of State representative Buddy Temple, friend of Charlie Wilson, speaking at Wilson's Governor for a Day ceremony at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas on December 2, 1972. Behind him are Charlie Wilson and his first wife Jerry, and Lufkin attorney Martin Dies. Judge John Hannah was also in attendance.
Date: December 2, 1972
Partner: The History Center