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Map of Cherokee Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cherokee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red ink to highlight San Antonio Road, "1851 Cherokee Co. Map." Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1902
Creator: Jelinek, J. W. & Campbell, C. C.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Cherokee County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Cherokee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes four inset maps - Reklaw, Dailville, Forest, and Maydelle - a key to counties diagram, a key to sheets diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. Handwritten notes have been made made to the map in pencil to denote the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1960
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cotton Planter and Chopper

Description: Patent for improvements in "combined cotton planters and choppers; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices" (line 9-12), includes detailed illustration.
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Lester, Isaac L. & Whittly, Josiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alto City Directory

Description: Directory to the city of Alto, Texas includes lists of local phone numbers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Forest Hill Plantation, Alto, Texas

Description: Brochure about Forest Hill Plantation located near Alto, Texas. It includes information about the family history of the plantation owners, as provided by The Thursday Study Club.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Stella Hill Memorial Library

Memorial

Description: Photograph of a memorial to the army of the Confederacy in Cherokee County, Texas. Another monument, benches, trees, and cars are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Spark - Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in spark-arresters. This design is to "provide and improved device of this class which is adapted to be connected with the pipe or escape-flue" (line 20 - 23).
Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Woods, Murray Stover
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nail-Puller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nail puller, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1900
Creator: Lubbock, William Lochart
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BRICK-KILN.

Description: Patent for brick-kilns to "provide means for burning bricks in a much shorter time and more effectively than is possible with usual constructions, and, further, to protect the kiln-walls against the injurious effects of heat" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knife.

Description: Patent for improvement in pruning-knives by creating a hollow slot in the handle of the knife and a pivoted blade; in which the blade can be pull out of the slot when in use and place it back to the slot when it is not in use. Illustration is included.
Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Dog.

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive fire-dog adapted to be used in any ordinary open grate and capable of affording convenient means for cooking in an open fireplace." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper that cultivates "the rows of plants simultaneously with thinning them out; and a further object of the invention is to provide such a machine which will be durable and simple" (lines 11-14).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic combined plow, chopper, and planter that provides "a machine which will open the land, plant and fertilize at the same time, and which may be quickly adjusted for chopping cotton plants and at the same time cultivate rows of plants" (lines 10-13). The parts can be attached to a common frame.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Valve.

Description: Patent for an improved safety valve for boilers that consists of a valve chamber with a socket at its bottom, a valve seat with a steam outlet, a valve in the socket, a steam inlet tube that passes through and below the valve, a piston mounted in a guide chamber, a spring that holds the piston, a guide chamber with a valve seat, and a steam cylinder.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Cameron, Charles Hoyle
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dumping-Car.

Description: Patent for a dumping-car that "can be operated by two men to discharge its contents with a comparatively small amount of exertion on the part of the operators" (lines 14-17). The car is developed to hold gravel, &c., and can be easily dumped.
Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Dunman, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Derrick.

Description: Patent for improvements in derricks or machines for hoisting heavy objects, which can be easily erected and operated; this device “can be manipulated with ease and by which the article being elevated or lowered may be changed in position without moving the support.” (Lines 20-23) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Lindsey, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department