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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

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

[John Drury. Sheep Farmer]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of John Drury, sheep farmer. Farmington Hills, Michigan. A good family friend and photographic subject. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 8181-R61-26
Date: 1962
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Riding Mule]

Description: Photograph of a young boy riding a mule. In the image, the unidentified boy is riding along the fence line a three sheep can be seen on the other side.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man with Sheep]

Description: Photograph of a man leading a herd of sheep in a field. The man carries a cane and smokes a pipe, and a sheepdog follows the group of sheep.
Date: September 1962
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man with Sheep]

Description: Photograph of a man leading a herd of sheep in a field. The man carries a cane and smokes a pipe, and a sheepdog follows the group of sheep.
Date: September 1962
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
Date: November 12, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Tanning Compound.

Description: Patent for a new compound used for tanning hides and skins of all kinds. It lists the ingredients and their proportions. “The principal advantage of the compound is that its action on the hides is speedy” (lines 27-28).
Date: September 15, 1882
Creator: Hayden, Charles Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep-Wash.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful sheep dip or wash for the prevention and cure of 'scabs' " (lines 10-12) which lists the ingredients, measurements, and instructions for making and applying.
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Dunlap, John Q.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep-Dip.

Description: Patent for "a new composition of matter for the treatment of 'scab' on sheep or for other animals subject to like diseases" (lines 9-11) which lists the ingredients and measurements and instructions.
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Carpenter, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veterinary Medicine.

Description: Patent for "medical compounds for internal application in diseases of sheep and other animals, and it is especially designed to cure the sheep disease known among sheepmen as ‘lombriz’" (lines 8-12) which lists the ingredients, measurements, and instructions for making and use. According to http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=lombriz “lombriz” can be translated as intestinal worm. According to https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/as/as-573-w.pdf “By far the most deadly internal parasite to small ruminants in the Midwestern United States is the gastrointestinal roundworm Haemonchus contortus, also known as the barber pole worm and a variety of other names.”
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Green, Furney Fold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep-Dipper.

Description: Patent for a sheep dipper that does not drown the animals. It "may be readily operated without requiring that the entire weight of the sheep under treatment be lifted by the operator; and furthermore to provide a device which may be supported upon wheels and made portable, and which is provided with simple and efficient means for conveying the sheep into and from the vat containing the dip" (lines 12-19).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Sieker, Edward Armin & Schmidt, Adolph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
Date: November 12, 1862
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

Improvement in Guards for Sheep-Shears.

Description: Patent for "an improved attachment that serves both as a guide and guard for preventing the cutting of the sheep in shearing, and by which even unskilled workmen can use the shears and cut the wool close to the skin without hurting the sheep, with by the point or edge of the blades." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Helmecke, Friederich A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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