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Jefferson Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jefferson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, lakes, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, canals, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Jefferson-County

Description: Cadastral map of Jefferson County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, and sandy soil areas. No scale indicated.
Date: 1940
Creator: Delano, O. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Fleet of Wagons]

Description: Photograph of a line of Texaco tank wagons on a railway platform in front of three buildings. There are five men standing on the platform in front of the wagons, and one man sitting on top of a wagon. Text in the lower-left corner of the photograph reads, "Fleet of the Texas Company's wagons at Port Arthur." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the scene "Fleet of Texaco Tank Wagons," which is also hand-written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man and Child Standing in Snow]

Description: Photograph of a man standing with a child outside in the snow. The child is wearing a coat, hat, stockings, and black shoes. The man is wearing round glasses and a suit. There is another small child near the building in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver Elementary Dad's Club]

Description: Photograph of a group of men dressed up in dresses. The handwriting on the photograph labels the scene as Carver Elementary School's Dad's Club, during the "Womanless Wedding." The four men in dresses are standing in a line and holding flowers.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of John Syers]

Description: Portrait photograph of John Syers. He is wearing a suit and tie, and is pictured from the shoulders up. He has short hair and is wearing glasses, and is looking off to the left side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Marion Aquilina]

Description: Portrait photograph of a man identified as Marion Aquilina. He is wearing a suit and tie and resting his hand on his knee. His hair is combed and slicked back, and he is looking towards the camera with a neutral expression.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Group of Men From KPAC Radio Station]

Description: Photograph of four men in suits and ties associated with KPAC Radio Station, standing and sitting around a table. The man on the far left in the checkered jacket is identified as Floyd Badeaux, the owner of a recording studio.
Date: unknown
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial of view of Procter Street from the Kansas City Southern Train Station, in Port Arthur, Tx. A handful of cars can be seen on the street, which is in the center of the photograph and extends into the distance. There are other intersecting streets with buildings lining them that create a grid layout. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett from Groves, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Dorothy Ingram With Students]

Description: Photograph of young Dorothy Ingram with a class of students outdoors. The children are lined up in two rows, one seated and one standing, and looking towards the camera and smiling. There are school buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Mothers Going to Parent Teacher Association Conference]

Description: Photograph of a group of eight women, all members of the Parent Teacher Association, standing in front of an airplane. Five of the women are standing on stairs in front of the door. A seal on the side of the stairway says "The Great Silver Fleet Eastern Airlines," and has a symbol of a bird in the middle. The side of the plane says "Great Silver Fleet Eastern Airlines Silverline."
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Judge L. S. McGuire]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Judge L. S. McGuire on a dock. He is holding a fishing pole and standing beside a hanging fish. The length of the fish goes from McGuire's head to his knees. In the background, there is water. Below the photograph, text says "Judge L. S. McGuire."
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Farm-to-Market Highway Intersection]

Description: Photograph of an intersection near Port Arthur, TX. State Highway 347 and Farm-to-Market 365 are the roads intersecting. A railway crossing is also present. Cars are crossing through the intersection. In the distance are two Texaco storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Unidentified Building]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of an unidentified building on Highway Ninety, northwest of Jefferson County. The building is two stories tall, and some window panes are missing. Bushes are growing to one side of the building. There is no record of the history of this building, despite years of research.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Handle-Bar.

Description: Patent for "handle-bars for bicycles, velocipedes, and the like; and the primary object is to enable the successful use of animals' horns in the formation thereof and to provide for the adjustment and securing of such handle-bars in either a raised or lowered position or at any point within range of a circular adjustment" (lines 8-15).
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Martin, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Western Mosquitofish]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Sea Rim State Park, depicting an image of a mosquitofish. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department