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Ward County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Ward County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of Emigrant Crossing. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1902
Creator: Jelinek, L. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in windmills with a novel construction. This specific construction will help create much more efficiency than the existing windmills.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Ham, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail-joint. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a railroad-rail having notches in its flanges, of a fish-plate composed of a single piece of metal adapted to embrace the flange and web of the rail, said fish-plate being plain on one side and provided on the other side with ribs, perforated lugs projecting from the ribs at the ends of the fish-plate, said fish-plate being provided with perforations on one side to align with notches in the rail-flange, and notches in the other side out of alignment with the rail-flange" (lines 3-14).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Davis, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an animal trap, which has a pistol mounted inside it which fires when the bait is disturbed.
Date: July 23, 1907
Creator: Klespies, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monahans Sandhills State Park

Description: This is an illustrated map for Monahans Sandhills State Park located near the town of Monahans in Ward County, Texas. The map shows the parks access routes, camp sites, and the legend shows the location of the parks amenities.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ward 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: 1902
Creator: [Texas]. General Land Office.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library