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Grayson County, Fannin District

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Grayson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1885
Creator: Thielepape, George. F.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Birdie, Annie, and Delber in a Yard]

Description: Photograph of a man in overalls, a woman in a jacket, and a child with a dog. They are standing in a yard beside a brick house. "Birdie, Annie, Delber" is printed on the lower right corner of the photo in yellow.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Clipping with Advertisements]

Description: Clipping containing advertisements for the Flowing Wells Camp area, Walter Jenning's furniture and appliances, and Montgomery Motor Company. The reverse side features drawings of a deer, a salmon, and a duck alongside the words "meat," "fish," and "game."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Railroad Depot in Pottsboro, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the side entrance of the railroad depot in Pottsboro, Texas. A sign that reads "Pottsboro, Texas" is visible over the doorway. Metal drums sit on the porch.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Family with Mule and Horse Plows]

Description: Photograph of a family of four behind two mule-drawn plow and a horse-drawn tractor. Two boys stand behind the mules to the left, while an older man and a woman of indeterminate age sit on the tractor.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Wesley Harshbarger and Family]

Description: Photograph of Wesley Harshbarger, brother of Katie Dickey, who lived with J. B. and Katie Dickey until his death in 1960. The first row contains Charles Dickey and Keith Harshbarger, with the second row made of Marjorie Harshbarger, Alfred Dickey, Maxine Harshbarger, and Elmore Harshbarger.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Denison High School]

Description: Photograph of Denison High School viewed from the south from Main Street. Pottsboro students attended this high school until the early 1930's.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings About Postmaster J. B. Dickey]

Description: Newspaper clipping from The Denison Herald and Sherman Democrat regarding Pottsboro postmaster J. B. Dickey. The article from the Denison Herald refers to a new brick building with a photograph of the postmaster and his wife standing in front of the door, and the article from the Sherman Democrat refers to the postmaster's retirement.
Date: October 5, 1962
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Katie Dickey, Post Office Clerk]

Description: Photograph of Katie Dickey who worked as a Pottsboro Post Office Clerk until her retirement in 1971. Katie Dickey is a woman wearing a dark suit with curled brown hair.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[J. B. Dickey, Pottsboro Postmaster]

Description: Photograph of Jim Bailey Dickey, who worked as the Pottsboro postmaster from 1944 until his retirement in 1964. Jim Bailey Dickey wears a grey suit with glasses and short hair.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Henry S. Clountz Holding Catfish]

Description: Photograph of Henry S. Clountz on the gas dock at Loes Highport Resort, northwest of Pottsboro, Texas, where he worked as a night watchmen. Henry S. Clountz wears glasses and holds a very large catfish.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Texas Historical Commission Marker: First Texas Interurban]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for First Texas Interurban in Grayson County, Texas. Text: Electric railways (trolleys) provided convenient travel between many Texas cities for more than forty years. The first interurban line was established in Grayson County, connecting the cities of Sherman and Denison. Founded in 1900 by Fred Fitch and John P. Crerar, the Denison and Sherman Railway began operations on May 1, 1901, with a single 10.5-mile track. The company built a power plant, offices, and a car barn near this site halfway between its passenger stations in the two cities. In order to provide water for the power plant, they built a dam below Tanyard Springs, creating a small lake, named Wood Lake. It provided recreation facilities for passengers on the line's excursion trains. The Texas Traction Company, founded in 1906, began construction of a second interurban line from Dallas to McKinney in 1906. Merged with the Denison and Sherman Railway in 1908. The company expanded its operations, eventually connecting a number of North Texas cities and changing its name to the Texas Electric Railway in 1917. The advent of automobile travel signaled the decline of the Texas interurbans by the 1930s. The last trained passed this site on December 31, 1948, on its route from Denison to Dallas.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

Stalk - Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stalk choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1898
Creator: Upshaw, Foy
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal Cutter And Roller.

Description: Patent for a new and useful metal cutter and roller, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 4, 1898
Creator: Beaty, Gilbert M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Rail.

Description: Patent for a new and useful railroad rail, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Hariman, George V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bank - Protecting Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bank-protecting device.
Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Hinkle, George J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14).
Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Dederick, Zadoc P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rope-Fastening Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful rope fastening device, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Howard, Frank P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting - Frame for Sewing - Machines

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in quilting frames for sewing machines. This invention is to " provide a simple, cheap, and efficient quilting frame adapted to be suspended from an overhead support and to be used in connection with an ordinary sewing machine" (line 13-17).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Heacker, Edwin W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful fertilizer distributer, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Stell, Ira L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pop-Valve For Kilns.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pop valves for kilns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Moore, La Fayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department