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Fence Attachment

Description: Patent for a fence attachment to prevent animals from digging under a fence. The novelty patented is the attachment of knife blades to the device which are buried when the device is mounted on a fence.
Date: June 18, 1918
Creator: Brown, Jerry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

In the Shadow of History

Description: Collection of Texan and Mexican folklore, including stories about the Navajo Indians, the Alamo, Jim Bowie, various folk characters, tortilla making, and other humorous anecdotes. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 1980
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

[Boy riding a donkey down a trail]

Description: Photograph of a young boy riding a mule down a trail. The boy is about thirty feet away from the camera, and he rides along the fencing to a large pasture, where a sheep can be seen on the right side of the image. A small dog is seen ahead of the boy on the trail sniffing plants, and the sky and rest of the pasture make up the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A man on horseback watching over a flock of sheep at George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house taken before December 21, 1924. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden house with a cistern house on the left of the house. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence. In left foreground, there is a man (possibly identified as Wiley Jones) on horseback watching over a flock of sheep. The man, who has a long gray beard, is wearing dark pants, jacket, and a hat. On the George Ranch house, note that both porches are open, both story windows are shuttered, and foul pens are at southeast approach of house. The cistern house is unpainted in this photograph, and has a weather vane at the top of it. There is no driveway leading to the front of the house. Photograph .001 is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Dimensions below are of the image itself. Dimensions of .001 on substrate are approximately: 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm.
Date: [1911..1924]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Man on horseback watching over a flock of sheep at George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house taken before December 21, 1924. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden house with a cistern house on the left of the house. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence. In left foreground, there is a man on horseback watching over a flock of sheep. The man, who has a long gray beard, is wearing dark pants, jacket, and a hat. On the George Ranch house, note that both porches are open, both story windows are shuttered, and foul pens are at southeast approach of house. The cistern house is unpainted in this photograph, and has a weather vane at the top of it. There is no driveway leading to the front of the house. Photograph .001 is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Dimensions below are of the image itself. Dimensions of .001 on substrate are approximately: 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm.
Date: [1911..1924]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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[News Clip: Willie Goat]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: February 4, 1980, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 50 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Prarie Farmer

Description: Postcard of a prairie farmer. There is a family in the center of the photograph standing near the fence. There are sheep grazing in a pasture, and a barn and windmill are pictured in the upper left corner.
Date: 1909
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 31, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well except for colds. One of the ewes had two lambs, but both were dead. She went to town and bought Willie a coat and herself some fabric. She forgot to take her machine to be fixed. She asks what her sister did on Christmas and mentions that Florence and Bettie's dinner was good. She asks her sister to come home with their mother. She mentions that Mary Dodd can dance and encourages Linnet to come home with her grandmother. She wants to know when her parents are coming back and mentions that Abe hasn't fixed the cow stable yet. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 31, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Will McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, May 25, 1890]

Description: Letter from Will McGee to his aunt and uncle, Mary and Charles Moore in which he thanked them for sending him drafting instruments. He said that the crops were being damaged by having too much rain. He also commented on the people who were leaving for "the promised land." He said that the Farmers and Laborers Union were proposing a new mill be built in Gallatin because the current mill was "robs people of half of what they have."
Date: May 25, 1890
Creator: McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, April 14, 1891]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore in which she updates them on the health of family members, the crops, and the weather. She thanks them for the bluing. She also says that her family is selling sheep and lambs. She has been making money selling eggs and butter. She asks if Mary has had her "teeth out." Included with this letter is a swatch of blue fabric with a white line design of squares.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

Description: Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, local elections, farming, and the weather. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, the letter was received on September 12, 1861.
Date: September 1, 1861
Creator: Wilson, Addison
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Will H. McGee to C. B. Moore, May 17, 1895]

Description: Will is enjoying good health with Alfred May cooking for him. He visited Alice and saw Birdie and Frank. He is building a cabin for Mr. Holder and he lost some lambs this past winter. He is thinking of selling Birdie's sow and piglets. If he can get enough work done over the summer, he wants to go visit in the fall. Moore's subscription went out and Will received the news that the money made it there okay. He talks about the troupe he is in and how they can see the play he is part of. He sends some of the lines of the play he stars in to Linnet.
Date: May 17, 1895
Creator: McGee, Will H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Will McGee to Charles, Mary and Linnet Moore, February 3, 1898]

Description: Letter from Will McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore in which he informs them that Will Love has died. Frank Wallace sold his interest in a store he had with Enfield. He also wrote about attending a "social." He states that he sold his horse. He is currently working on Mr. McKinley's house.
Date: February 3, 1898
Creator: McGee, Will
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, March 19, 1900]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his daughter Linnet in which he referred to her trip to Galveston, Texas. He tells her about the activities on the farm. He also says that he drove by a young woman who addressed him as "Uncle Charlie," but he did not recognize her. He also says that one of the legs on his milking stool broke off while he was using it. He was not injured. He also reports that he has been looking after the graveyard.
Date: March 19, 1900
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore and Mary Moore to Linnet Moore, January 24, 1899]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his daughter Linnet expressing concern about her health. He also says that he plans to send her $50.00. Mr. Moore tells her about the progress on his fence. He announces that Sam Thornhill has died. He says the Willy Jones says "the soldiers were all taken to Austin to the inauguration." Both Charles and Mary Moore gave details about family and friends that they have seen or heard from. Charles Moore says that he has stopped drinking coffee and has returned to "good old healthy butter milk."
Date: January 25, 1899
Creator: Moore, Charles B. & Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill, May 8, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. T. Appling to Sally Thornhill. In this letter, Appling discusses the current news in her community. She details the goings-on and well-being of family members. She notes to Sally that she has rheumatism in her hands, making it difficult to write. Appling states that the garden is all planted and details which crops are successful or failing at present. She mentions that Henry is currently shearing sheep, updates Sally on community news and family health, and mentions they do not have much fruit this season. She closes the letter by stating that the family should write to them as soon as they are able.
Date: May 8, 1899
Creator: Appling, S. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd, February 13, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore. She starts off the letter by giving an update on the weather. Recent illnesses among friend and family and an outbreak of typhoid are discussed. She mentions work on a rail road and Tobe's electioneering for the Post Office. Willie McGee wrote a page of the letter in which he writes about school and gives news of his friends and family activities.
Date: February 13, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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