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Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists of "the frame, the arms or standards pivoted to the said frame and carrying the chopping hoes or plows, the rock-shafts having the arms connected to the standards or [other] arms, and the [third] arms, and the rotating crank-shaft connected to the [third] arms, whereby the standards or arms will be caused to alternately approach and recede from each other as the machine advances" (lines 52-61).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Basham, Wesley Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton scraper. This design consists in "the vertical standard having the horizontal reardwardly-extending arm at its lower end, the cotton-scraper attached to the said arm and extending rearwardly and outwardly therefrom, and having the upturned curved broadened rear end forming the blade, and the clip-bolts and clamping-plate to secure the standard to the plow-standard and permit the said standard to be vertically adjusted" (lines 82-91).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Basham, Wesley Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the hopper having the bottom board provided with the slot and the groove, the slide bearing on the bottom board and having the slot, the depending stud engaging the groove, and the oscillating stirrer above the slide and having the arm engaging the slide" (lines 46-53).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Whitehurst, Esir David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Courthouse Hallway]

Description: Photograph of wooden double doors at the end of a hallway in the Somervell County courthouse in Glen Rose, Texas. There are two wooden benches and an American flag pushed against the left wall, and a row of photographs are mounted above them. A glass display case is pushed against the right wall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Judge's Bench]

Description: Photograph of a judge's bench, tables, chairs, and a wooden railing in a courtroom in the Somervell County courthouse in Glen Rose, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Two Maps]

Description: Photograph of two maps, one of Glen Rose and the other of Somervell County, in a outdoors display case in Glen Rose, Texas. A building and trees are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell