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Historical Map of Clay County, Texas.

Description: Pictorial map of Clay County, Texas, showing populated areas, creeks, rivers, railroads lines, old cattle trails, property ownership, and various outlying buildings (schools, houses, mills, general stores). The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands. Scale [ca. 1:63,360] (1 miles to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Slagle Abstract Company
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Clay Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Clay County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1924
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Photograph of a group of unidentified group of people and a surrey near a pond. Two women are seated in a surrey and a man is standing on the ground, smoking. The horse hitched to the surrey is drinking from the pond (left) and trees are visible in the background.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society


Description: Men sitting under the trees at a picnic in Clay County, TX around 1890. Carriages and wagons are parked behind the trees.
Date: 1890~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wire-fence tools. "To provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive tool of great strength and durability designed for operating on fence-wires and adapted for mending the same and for taking up the slack of a fence-wire and capable in stretching the ends past each other before the same are twisted together, whereby the ends of the wire may be more effectively connected." (Lines 10-19) Illustration is included.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Berry, James Osborn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ikard Ranch

Description: Barn and windmill on the Ikard Ranch. Written on back of photo, "This barn stood at the location, six miles west of Henrietta on the Ikard ranch where Captain Will S. Ikard brought the first Hereford cattle to Texas in 1876 from Beacher, Illinois. Dr. A.B. Edwards bought this ranch from Captain Ikard in 1910 and sold it to his younger son, A.B. Kirk Edwards in 1942. This barn was distroyed by a windstorm in 1953."
Date: 1950~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society