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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


Description: Patent for a cattle-guard "for preventing cattle from passing along a certain point of a railroad track from an inclosure (sic)" (lines 10-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1918
Creator: Bullard, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Historic Plaque, Shackelford County

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Albany, Texas. It reads: "Shackelford County. First inhabited by nomadic Indian tribes, Shackelford County was created in 1858 and named for Dr. John Shackelford (1790-1857). The first permanent Anglo-American settlers in this area included J. C. Lynch (1828-1912), a native of Ireland who moved here in 1858; W. H. Ledbetter (1833-84), who arrived in 1859 and later started the Ledbetter Salt Works; T. E. Jackson (b.1820), a merchant who settled in the northern part of the county before 1860; and G. W. Greer (1812-93), who operated a stage station on Hubbard Creek after 1861. During the Civil War (1861-1865), settlers took refuge at "family forts" such as Fort Mugginsville and Fort Hubbard. They gained military protection from frontier perils when the U. S. Army established Fort Griffin in 1867. Griffin, the lawless settlement that grew up around the Fort, attracted buffalo hide hunters and cattlemen driving herds up the western cattle trail. Shackelford County was organized Sept. 12, 1874, with Fort Griffin as temporary county seat. Albany was chosen permanent county seat in Nov. 1874. The county's population increased sharply after the arrival of the Texas Central Railroad in 1881. Petroleum production generated an economic boom, 1910-30. Chief industries today (1976) are petroleum and ranching. (1976)"
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Congressman John M. Moore and his ranch hands.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Congressman John M. Moore and his ranch hands: Alex Anderson, and Frank Bell. Moore, who is standing to the right of the wooden table, is wearing a three piece suit with tie and hat. The ranch hand who is standing is wearing light colored pants, jacket, and hat with white collar-less shirt. The man seated at wooden bench is wearing dark pants, white shirt, vest, and cowboy hat. A buggy is in the background. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Fences in a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch. Partial view of a metal gate on left with sign reading: "Member Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assn? Posted". White fence posts and wire fence in foreground. Cross fence extends from right side of photo and across to left. A large tin barn is in the background center left. Center right is three stacks of grain (supported by poles in center) with cattle eating around them. In the background on far right, the chicken house and garage (far building on right) can be seen. Written on back of photo in pencil: "6".
Date: 1940
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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