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Map of Anderson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Anderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1895
Creator: Schutze, E. & Walker, Addison
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mae Belle Morehead

Description: It is believed that this photograph is of Mrs. Mae Belle Morehead, a grade school teacher in Elkhart, Texas who was affectionately referred to as "Miss Mae Belle". Photo was probably taken by Osjetea Briggs.
Date: 1940~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Three Past Chair-Persons of the Anderson County Historical Commission]

Description: Frame containing three portraits, side-by-side, of past chairpersons of the Anderson County Historical Commission: (left to right) Bonner Frizzell, Oliver McReynolds, and Johnnie Bell McDonald Ballard. Frizzell is visible from the waist up, wearing a pinstripe suit, and is posing seated, reading an open book in his lap. McReynolds is visible from the chest up, wearing a dark suit and patterned tie. Ballard is visible from the shoulders up and is wearing a light-colored shirt with a darker jacket.
Date: unknown
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

Wheel Cultivator or Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a wheeled cultivator that "may be attached to a wheeled supporting-frame in such a manner that the front end of the plow-beam may be raised and lowered, the construction also providing means for readily detaching the plow-beam from the frame" (lines 12-17) including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Vance, Sidney F. & Harrison, Hubbert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Rev. John Patrick and Frances Caroline Killion Huddleston]

Description: Photo of Rev. John Patrick Huddleston, who was born on August 7, 1830 in Blount County, Alabama and his wife, Frances Caroline Killion. She was born July 15, 1833 in Blount County, Alabama. They married in 1853 and John Patrick died on July 14, 1909 in Palestine. Frances died November 10, 1920, also in Palestine. They are both buried in the Crawford Cemetery.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Dr. Tucker and Dr. Linder in a 1911 Model T Ford]

Description: Photo of Dr. Tucker and Dr. Linder of Tennessee Colony in a 1911 Model T Ford. This particular car was made in a 56" tread width and a 60" tread. This one was the 60" tread which fit the ruts made by the Studebaker wagons used by the farmers. Dr. Tucker took the train to Dallas, bought the car, then drove it home after getting shown how to operate it. They lived 26 miles from the courthouse and it took 2 hours on an average to "drive in". It is said to be the first car to operate on the country roads of Anderson and Henderson County rural areas.
Date: 1911~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

Description: The man in this photograph has been tentatively identified as having been a soldier during the Spanish American war. On the back of the photograph it reads "Property of J.F. Grigsby - 408 So. Sycamore Street, Palestine Texas". The photo is now owned by the Anderson County Historical Commission.
Date: 1898~
Creator: Bushnell
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission