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Map of Denton County

Description: Hand-drawn map of Denton County by Mrs. Sena Mounts Wright that was hung behind the checkout desk at the Denton Public Library. The brands of various Texas ranches are visible on either side of the map.
Date: July 31, 1949
Partner: Denton Public Library

Travis County Clerk Records: Marks and Brands Record 4

Description: Register of Travis County livestock marks and brands from 1944 to 1970, showing date of registration, name and residence of owner, to whom sold (residence and remarks), facsimile of mark or brand, and place of brand. Arranged chronologically by date registered.
Date: 1944/1970
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Device for Marking Live Stock.

Description: Patent for improvement in devices for marking livestock by using steel blades either to cut or heated to burn the surface of livestock’s skin. (Lines 71-73) There is no mistaking the marks of one owner from those of another. (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Conine, Frederick B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Pampa, Texas: A Ranching and Industrial City]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Pampa, Texas. At a ranch, cowboys drive cattle to branding. Visitors to the White Deer Land Museum look at period furniture, wagon parts, and arrowheads. At a military museum, a United States Army helicopter and an airplane are displayed outside. Indoors, a guide shows Nazi military knives, a P38 pistol, and other weapons to a visiting man and boy. An outdoor sculpture of a musical staff displays the opening measures of Woody Guthrie's song "This Land is Your Land". The film’s various other shots of Pampa sites and inhabitants include: the Gray County Court House, Pampa Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Fire Department, Clarendon College, National Oilwell factory, Celanese factory, Cabot Corporation plant, men performing various tasks on heavy industrial machinery, men repainting the Harris Drugs storefront, and a colony of black-tailed prairie dog clans.
Date: unknown
Duration: 1 hour 13 seconds
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Parker Brand Book]

Description: Handwritten ledger containing a list of registered brands in Texas and surrounding states, including ear marks and branding symbols as well as the name and address of the holders.
Date: unknown
Partner: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

From Hell to Breakfast

Description: Volume of popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including religious anecdotes, stories about Native American dances, stories about petroleum and oil fields, folk songs, legends, customs and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 205.
Date: 1944
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Cattle Branding

Description: Photograph of Bud Stuckey, Mrs. Crossland, Dave Moser, Mrs. Combs, Roy Wells, and a man named Jim branding cattle. In the center of the photograph in the foreground is Mrs. Combs and Dave Moser holding down a calf. Bud Stuckey is branding the calf. Mrs. Crosshand stands beside him. Jim is on the right side of the frame and Roy Wells is on the left side. Behind them are many calves. They all wear button-up shirts, denim, coyboy hats and boots. Written on the top border in black ink is "Bud Stuckey. Mrs. Crossland." On the right border is, "Jim". On the bottom border is, "Mrs. Combs. Dave Moser." On the left side is, "Roy Wells."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Cattle Branding]

Description: In this photograph, there are two men branding what appears to be a calf in a wooden pen. The man holding the brand is fairly young, wearilng loose, lightly-colored clothing, a hat and and tall boots. He is facing a slightly older man who is sitting on the calf. The second man has a moustache and is wearing a light shirt, dark pants, and what appears to be a leather apron as well as a hat. The calf is white with darker spots. Behind them, there is a third man, also dressed in light clothing, who is only partially visible, walking near a tall wooden fence that surrounds them. The left side of the photograph is partially obscured by a white spot. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says, "Gus Bogel brands one for his dad, W.W. Bogel, at the Perdiz pens."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Men in a Pen with Cows]

Description: In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose shirts, chaps, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. To the left, there is some sort of building outside the pen and in front of it, there is a man leaning over. There is a second man standing in the middle of the photograph watching something and two cows are in the pen behind him. To the right, there are two men watching a third man in the foreground who is grabbing onto something (possibly another cow). In the background, more cows are visible on the other side of the pen. On the back of the photograph there is a handwritten note: "Branding scene, W. W. Bogel Ranch. Nicolas Machuck looks over the operation."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Men Branding Cattle]

Description: In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose white shirts, chaps, boots, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. The man to the left is holding what appears to be a can of some sort. To the right, there is a cow lying on the ground surrounded by four men: one on the left is sitting next to the cow, one is standing next to him and one is standing in front of the cow, the fourth is kneeling near the cow's head. In the right of the photo, there appears to be at least one other cow in the pen and a sixth person. In the background, on the other side of the wooden fence, there are several groups of cows. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Branding scene, at Perdiz pens, W. W. Bogel Ranch."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library
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