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Map of Henderson County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1877
Creator: Schlueter, C.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Henderson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (6000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom & Atlee, Tom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a device that stretches wire, specifically for fence construction.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: Cox, Caine Lafayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stew-Pan.

Description: Patent for improvement in stew-pan by using a large size of stew-pan which having three separate compartments with different dimensions, to allow for large quantities of cooking materials to cook at one time without using separate cooking utensils. The heater designed to have fire-box in the front and at the rear, and the top portion of the heater being almost completely open. The elongated stew-pan placed on top of the open fire acted as a closure for the open top of the heater when food is being cooked. Illustration is included.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Dowell, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Carrier.

Description: Patent for "a simple, inexpensive, and efficient trace-carrier" (line 12) "capable of readily receiving and of securely holding the chain of a trace close to the back-band and of preventing the inner trace-chains form becoming hooked into each other when two horses are employed at a plow or the like" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Brown, Lewis E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with an improved "construction of working body churns, to effect a rapid production of butter, and to enable the temperature of the contents of the churn to be readily controlled and regulated to facilitate churning" (lines 11-15).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Robert, Cumberland M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design consists in "an improvement in quilting-frames, the combination, with the foot-pieces, of the hinged arms, braces, clamping screws, rollers, and set-screws" (lines 66-69).
Date: October 10, 1882
Creator: Murphree, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk.

Description: Patent for a trunk meant for traveling that holds clothes and small articles. The trunk has "novel adjunctive features, which will render it more convenient, and better adapted for the stowage and removal of various articles of wear and use" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Warren, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the beam, of a hopper having the front hole, the elastic standards, beam bows or braces, and the eye-rod . . . [as well as] the handles of a planter, secured detachably in a clip on the end of the beam and just within the front of the hopper" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Pulley, David F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Purtis Creek State Park, depicting a slice of a tree on a field of clover, with labels marking certain rings. There is information about the region on the back.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Henderson County Lynchers

Description: Photograph of the Henderson County Lynchers in front of a jailhouse. Four Texas Rangers are also present in the picture, squatting down in front of the lynchers. Inscription on the back reads "Lynchers being transferred to Anderson Co. for trail. Lynchers who lynched the Humphries."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for a mechanical movement. This invention is intended to producing more power. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1903
Creator: Stevens, Samuel David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher designed "to provide simple and efficient means for twisting the terminals of a broken fence-wire together for connecting them, and also to enable a wire to be readily severed when desired." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Morrow, William I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill

Description: Patent for "improvements in windmills." (lines 8-9) specifically a vertical windmill and includes five figures and an explanation of the device.
Date: January 15, 1901
Creator: Harris, Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Athens, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Athens, Texas fire department. The Florian Cross shaped patch has a red background and golden lettering, borders, and images. "Athens Texas Fire Dept." is written inside the points of the cross. The center of the patch features a "fire scramble" of firefighting equipment.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Baxter, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Baxter, Texas fire department. The rectangular patch has a black background and red edging. "Baxter Fire Rescue" is written in yellow along the edges. Between those words is a red ring with white borders written with "State of Texas." Inside of this ring is a pair of tree branches bound by a yellow ribbon and encircling a five pointed star.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7474

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, Grover Sellers, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Does the Commissioners' Court of Henderson County have the authority to employ an attorney to act as legal adviser for the Court and expend county funds to pay him a monthly fee or salary for said services?
Date: November 8, 1946
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-1491

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, Will Wilson, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: May the City Council of the City of Athens, Texas, a home-rule city, determine that its population is more than 10,000 people and thereby make effective Art. 5.16 of the Texas Election Code relative to poll tax exemptions as to voters in that City.
Date: December 11, 1962
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Henderson County.

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: 1922
Creator: [Texas] General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-366

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, Will Wilson, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Authority of owner of truck registered as a farm truck under Article 675a-6a to transport cross-ties on the public highways of Henderson County, Texas.
Date: February 17, 1958
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2000 Census County Subdivison Block Map: Athens CCD, Texas, Index

Description: Index map for Athens Census County Division, Texas showing the distribution of census blocks and smaller inset areas for which the U.S. Census Bureau collected data. The plotted map scale is 1:60,638.
Date: 2000
Creator: United States. Bureau of the Census.
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department