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Improvement in Faucets.

Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, which shall be so constructed that it will not be liable to be injured by being screwed into and out of the cask, which will not be liable to leak, which will have the button of the valve-stem protected from accidental injury, and shall be simple in construction and easily operated." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Lempert, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Presidio Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Presidio County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, towns, and railroads. A group of three separate tracts are outlined in red pencil and labeled Gage, Bright, and Likes Bros. The back of the map has handwritten annotations of columns of numbers listed under the heading "1948 Rolls. FOWLKES BROS - continued." Scale [ca. 1:444,444] (10,000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1911
Creator: Clark, S. C. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sack-Tie.

Description: Patent for sack-ties that consist of a brace with a wire that folds in with the upper edges of the mouth of the sack and hold it into position, by hooking around the ends of the brace.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Driffill, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Puzzle.

Description: Patent for a simply constructed puzzle with a difficult solution, "but may be accomplished by the exercise of care, skill, and ingenuity in the manipulation of the device" (lines 15-18). It is a rectangular box with eight balls, four of which fit into holes in the corners of the box. There are segmented walls surrounding the holes.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Collis, Michael Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for nut-locks specifically adapted for use on railroads. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Reilly, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Card from Lizzie Crosson's Funeral

Description: Copy photo of a card from Lizzie Crosson's funeral. It has an angel on one side and a curtain drawn back on the other. It reads, "Mrs. Lizzie Crosson, Born Aug. 25, 1844. Died Nov, 17, 1924. Age 80 years 2 mos. 22 D., We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine on thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without thee - We miss thee everywhere. In Loving Rememberance" This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: c. 1924-11-17
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crosson Davis

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson Davis. She is wearing a large hat made of feathers and beads. She also wears glasses. She was the daughter of George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Tom Crosson

Description: Photograph of Tom Crosson. He is wearing a suit and tie. He was a son of George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch

Description: Photograph of the Crosson family at the Goat Mountain Ranch in 1901. Pictured L-R, are Lizzie, Johnny, George, Jr., Charlie, and W. W. Davis. The others are unknown. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: 1901
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lizzie Crossen

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson seated out of doors near a picket fence under a tree. She wears a long dress and has her hair pulled up. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library