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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.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University 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
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
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
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
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

Ballast-Scraper.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in ballast scrapers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: McElvaney, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Can Spout.

Description: Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeder

Description: Patent for a seeder used for sowing small grain including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Fitzgerald, John Thornton & Ramsey, John Shelton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Birtie, Girty and Vessie Clountz

Description: Photograph of Birtie, Girty and Vessie Clountz standing outside in front of a field and bare trees. Handwritten notes on the photo indicate that Birtie and Girty are fraternal twins, while Vessie is a slightly older child. These notes also mention the birthday of their mother, Minnie Myers Clountz.
Date: unknown
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Birtie and William Clountz with Three Men and Three Boys]

Description: Photograph of Birtie and William Clountz standing among a group of three other men. Three boys stand in front of the men, with the two in the center being significantly younger than to boy on the left. The boys and the men left of the Clountz's wear overalls. Birtie and William wear white shirts and dark slacks. The man on the right wears a hat and open jacket.
Date: unknown
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library