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Franklin Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Franklin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:152,380] (4000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Wynne, Amos
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts.

Description: Patent for an instrument for dividing angles into equal parts and is meant to be used with a beam compass. The "invention consists in a member having a point adapted to be placed at the point of the angle to be divided, and having movable thereon a beam extending horizontally and having at one end a transverse head projecting from each side of the beam and carrying at one end an indicating point and at the other end a marking pencil" (lines 22-29).
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Cornelius, Francis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap that can catch a large variety of animals, including fish, and does not injure the animals. Bait is placed in the trap, and the door on one end is spring-activated. A hinged door on the top is where the operator can take out the animal.
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Crockett, William E. & McAdams, Richard E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Scraper and Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton scraper and chopper. This design "consists of an oblong frame composed of a front piece, side beams, and the rear cross-beam, provided with the handles" (lines 29-32).
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: White, John Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Heel-Sweep Plow.

Description: Patent for an improved plow that can have "either first a whole heel sweep, or a right or left half heel sweep, second a whole solid sweep, or a right or left half solid sweep, third a right and left turn plow, or a right or left half turn plow" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oat-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a type of straw and hay cutter designed especially for cutting sheaf oats that is easily operated, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Laws, John Aderson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canning Apparatus.

Description: Patent for Canning Apparatus used to preserve fruits and vegetables in sealed cans. Apparatus also consist of a boiling platform to boil the contents of the can before sealing it.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Garner, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Roger Davis, county agent, Franklin County, TX]

Description: Black and white (faded) of Roger Davis, county agent, Franklin County, TX. Studio Portrait. Taken and collected by H.F.Browder, former county agent, Denton County.
Date: c. 1920
Creator: Browder, H. F.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Franklin Co.

Description: Map shows land patents, block and tract numbers, landowners, towns, and railroads; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Scale not given.
Date: 1897
Creator: [Texas] General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-706

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Legality of increasing the salary of County Commissioners of Franklin County to the sum of $2,000.00 per annum.
Date: October 26, 1948
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soil map, Texas, Franklin County sheet.

Description: Map shows soil composition, roads, railroads, towns, and structure locations. Includes soil profile and legend. Scale [ca. 1:63,360].
Date: 1908
Creator: United States Bureau of Soils
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Franklin County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Franklin County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: December 1879
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Franklin County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Franklin County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:66,667 (2000 varas per inch).
Date: April 1897
Creator: Pressler, Charles W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Exterior of Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Franklin County courthouse, with a bronze statue to the right. Two cars are parked outside the courthouse, and there is a dry cleaners to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Parking Lot Outside Store]

Description: Photograph of a parking lot outside a hardware and dry goods store in Bastrop, Texas. Other buildings are visible in the background, and there are a few cars in the lot.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Sign in Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a sign in the Franklin County courthouse. It reads: "Welcome to Franklin County Courthouse. No soliciting. Direct ry -->". There is a bench to the left, and a trash can to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Stores and Cars]

Description: Photograph of several cars and a motorcycle parked in front of a several buildings, including a real estate agency and a salon, in Mount Vernon, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Green Staircase]

Description: Photograph of a staircase with green steps and wrought-iron railing.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Monument for Memorial Committee]

Description: Photograph of a monument to the memorial committee of the Mount Vernon Civic League. There is a green bucket in front of the monument, and there are trees, cars, and shops in the background. The monument reads: "Mrs. J. M. Dupree, Mrs. R. T. Wilkinson, Sr., Mrs. Guy P. Hill, Mrs. J. B. Heywood, Mrs. M. L. Edwards, Mrs. Newt Fletcher, Mrs. Buck Petty, Mrs. W. T. Mahaffey, Mrs. Hick Majors. Memorial Committee, Mount Vernon Civic League".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Ramp and Pavilion]

Description: Photograph of a ramp leading up to a pavilion in Sulphur Springs, Texas. There are two lamps, one on either side of the ramp, and trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Lockhart Pavilion]

Description: Photograph of a pavilion in Lockhart, Texas. An antique store, a library, and other stores are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Stores Next to Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of several stores, including a dry cleaners, a tax service, and a real estate agency, next to the Franklin County courthouse in Mount Vernon, Texas. Several cars are parked in front of the stores.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Cars Outside Store]

Description: Photograph of several cars parked outside a store, The Country Trunk, in Mount Vernon, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Old Jail Art Museum]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Old Jail Art Museum in Mount Vernon, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell