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Bastrop County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been added to the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1917
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Wicker, George T.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Bastrop County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes five inset maps in the upper-right corner (Cedar Creek, Red Rock, McDade, Rosanky, and Page), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-left corner. A handwritten note has been made on the front of the map in pencil about the Old San Antonio Road survey lines. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in plows.
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Muehr, Frank & Frerich, Joseph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing nine scenes of Bastrop, Texas. Photographs include (from left to right): (1) Piney Creek, (2) Main Street, (3) Diagonal Street, (4) Bastrop from bird's-eye view, (5) the court house and jail, (6) bridge across the Colorado River, (7) the high school building, (8) a side view of the bridge across the Colorado River, and (9) a train depot. A partially-legible note is written on the back, that says "Suppose you will be surprised to receive this postal but did think of the [...] for a postal. Hope you are all well [...] Hattie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Grissom
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis


Description: Patent for a hay bailing machine. "The invention relates to bailing-presses, and more particularly to that class adapted for bailing hay, straw, &c.; and it has for one object to provide a simple and efficient construction in which a continuous rotation of the bailing-lever will act in conjunction with a retractile spring to reciprocate the plunger" (lines 7-13). "A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient construction of detent for holding the gate after the hay or other material has been compressed and while the piston is retracted" (lines 14-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Garrett, Irvin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Houston Toad]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Bastrop State Park, depicting a Houston toad with a distended vocal sac, sitting on the ground. The back of the card provides information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department