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Howard County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Howard County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Hedick, J. D.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Howard County, Texas.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Howard County, Texas, showing land ownership, townships, creeks, rivers, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and railroads. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil, "See fly leaf Bk 127 - connection with H & TC Bk I7." Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1870
Creator: Gast, August
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Water-Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful water filter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Nicky, Oscar E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DISH-WASHER

Description: Patent for a combined dishwasher and drainer.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Ida Ervin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid Toilet Preparation.

Description: Patent for scented 2 in 1 hair and body wash which includes ingredients and their measurements and instructions. “It is designed to remove dandruff, and to prevent the hair from falling out. It has great cleansing properties, and will be found excellent for washing fine jewelry, nursing-bottles, and in fact all articles upon which the action of free acids or alkalies is not desirable” (lines 30-38).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Bicksler, William Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke and Spark Arrester and Consumer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke and spark arrester and consumer. This design consists, "in a locomotive having a transversely-divided front extension, of a box over the forward compartment, a deflector at the bottom of the box and upper part of said compartment and having its edges spaced therefrom to permit communication between the two, a stack extending upward from the rear or smoke compartment and discharging through an elbow into the top of said box, a stack leading from the top of box in front of stack and of greater diameter than the latter stack, and the pipes" (lines 24-36).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Arrester.

Description: Patent for improvements in spark-arresters for locomotives in “which [it] will prevent the sparks and cinders from falling upon the train and upon surrounding lands and buildings;” (lines 10-12) by using a combination of a curved smoke-stack, a cinder-box, conducting pipes and an ash pen. Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke-Consumer.

Description: Patent for a device used by locomotives that "will cause the smoke to be returned from the stack to the fire-box until it is entirely consumed" (lines 11-13), condenses exhaust steam, and heats the water in the tender. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a permutation lock with illustrations. The combination on the lock can be changed an infinite number of times by the user.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Nickey, Oscar E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Texas Horned Lizard]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Big Spring State Park, depicting a horned lizard on a log. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard "for preventing cattle from straying from a wagon-road into the inclosures along railroad-tracks." (line 11-13)
Date: February 5, 1903
Creator: Welsh, George G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel (specifically for automobiles) that has high resiliency because of conical interacting pressure surfaces using springs mounted in the hub of the wheel rim.
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Wylie, Alfred R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool

Description: Patent for a tool designed to remove rust and dirt from a coupling member and prepare it for a new gasket.
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Eddins, Andrew J. & Agnell, Peter W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2000 Census County Block Map: Howard County, Index

Description: Index map for Howard County, 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 1:76,483.
Date: 2000
Creator: United States. Bureau of the Census.
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

P.L. 94-171 County Block Map (2010 Census): Howard County, Index

Description: Index map for Howard County, 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 1:73,692.
Date: December 14, 2010
Creator: United States. Bureau of the Census.
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1990 Census County Block Map (Recreated): Howard County, Index

Description: Index map for Howard County, 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 1:76,483.
Date: 1990
Creator: United States. Bureau of the Census.
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Downtown Big Spring

Description: Copy Negative of a view of downtown Big Spring from Gregg St. (US 87) at Third (US 80) with cars and buildings including a Sherwin-Williams Paint store.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

View of Big Spring, Texas

Description: Photograph of Big Spring, Texas from a hilltop. The one tall building on the left center of the photograph is the Settler Hotel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-689

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: Questions relating to contract between State Board of Control and City of Big Spring for supplying water to Big Spring State Hospital.
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Howard County Junior College District Legislative Appropriations Reqest, Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Description: Revised report submitted by the Texas Howard County Junior College District containing background information on the school system, and summaries of requests for appropriations and expenditures for the fiscal years 2014 and 2015 with supporting documentation.
Date: September 14, 2012
Creator: Howard County Junior College District
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baby Pictures

Description: 1 copy negative of two young children. The child on the right is shown wearing a bonnet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library