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Hall County

Description: Blue line print of a survey map of Hall County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. A group of three separate tracts are outlined in red pencil and labeled W. J. Lewis, A. C. Hughes, and [city of] Turkey. Scale [ca. 1:177,777] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: Ehlinger, L. & Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard from Medibel Bartley to Kate Thomas]

Description: Postcard from Medibel Bartley to Kate Thomas. It reads: "Dear Kate. Got to Austin all right. Edward got in about six o'clock Sun. morn over the I. & G. N. He came into our train before we got up. Surely was glad to see him. Then in a few minutes here came Mr. & Mrs. Smith. We all had breakfast together. We are staying at the same place we stayed before. Mr. & Mrs. Smith are paying $22.00 just for room. We just have to pay $10.00. Did I leave my mirror? I just can't get along without it. I hate for you to have to send it but I surely need it. Will write more when I get some ink and stationery. Lots of love, Meddie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bartley, Medibel
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Close-Up of Mural]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of a mural, depicting a woman's face, and two men standing by a train and its depot, painted on a building in Lufkin, Texas.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Adjustable Rack for Railway-Cars.

Description: Patent for improvements on racks in railway-cars including more storage for smaller items, an adjustable rack for children or elderly persons to be able to reach without needing to stand on the car seat, a titled hinge that allows a rack to be pulled for ward and pushed back, and other improvements.
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Butler, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sign about a Train]

Description: Photograph of a sign about an American steam loader mounted on a chain link fence in front of a train at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Logs on a Train]

Description: Photograph of several hollow logs on a train at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas. A depot building is visible to the right.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Interior of a Train Depot]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a train depot at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas. A barrel and two machines are situated in front of a window, through which the train is visible.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Front End of Train]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of the front end of a train at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas. Trees and a chain link fence are visible to the right.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Photograph of a Red Train Car]

Description: Photograph of a red train car behind a chain link fence at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas. A sign on the fence to the left provides information about the logging car and caboose.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Cell Tower in Forest]

Description: Photograph of a tall cell tower in the middle of a forest in Lufkin, Texas. A red train car is visible to the right, and there is a depot to the left.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell