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Map of Wheeler County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wheeler County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Creator: Hedick, Jno. D.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Portrait of Girl]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. The girl is photographed in one full-length, front-facing pose. She is sitting in a chair. The girl is wearing a bonnet, a floral-print dress, socks, and sandals. Her hair is covered by the bonnet. The envelope holding the negative says "Maurice Suter - Baby" and "Mobeetie, TX."
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Girl in Fur Coat]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. The girl is photographed in two bust-length poses. She is in front-facing in the first image, and slight left-facing in the second image. She is wearing a dark-colored fur coat. Her hair is short with bangs. Text on the envelope holding the negative says "Ing - Mobeetie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Two Young Men]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. There are two images with two front, torso poses. The subjects are facing front. Two young men are pictured. In the left image, a young man is standing in a dark suit. Next to him on the left, a younger boy is standing, also wearing a dark suit. In the right image, the older boy is seated. The younger boy is standing with his left hand on the older boy's shoulder.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

Lid or Plate LIfter

Description: Patent for a device that removes lids from vessels, or moves the vessels themselves.
Date: October 27, 1900
Creator: Maddux, Charles D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing having apertured ears and a front plate, of the rack-bolt having a head beveled on its rear face to fit a corresponding beveled opening in the front plate, the pinion, and the spindle, the beveled head being adapted to enter the beveled opening of the front plate and lie flush with the outer surface of said front plate" (lines 77-85).
Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Gibbon, Richard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blotter Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blotter-holder. This design "relates to improvements in devices for attaching to the top of a desk the sheet of blotting-paper usually employed as a surface upon which to write; and it consists in certain appliances by which the blotter will be held tightly and securely to the desk-top and which will present no obtruding edges" (lines 11-18).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Welch, James S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved road scraper. Prior to this design, "difficulty has been experienced in . . . discharging the dirt from the pan or bowl . . . It is the object of [the] present invention to . . . obviate the difficulty mentioned, and to construct a scraper which will be practically self-dumping . . . the invention consists . . . in a scraper in which the bowl is divided with the rear section hinged at the back in such manner as that when allowed to drop it will dump the contained dirt, and, if desired, arrest the motion of the lower portion of the bowl and cause the same to tilt sufficiently" (lines 16-40).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Rath, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fly Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fly-trap. This design "is to produce a fly-trap the bait-pan of which will be operated by certain mechanism to bring it under the trap, and in such a manner that the flies will be compelled to fly into the trap, and thus be captured. Furthermore, the object of the invention is to produce a simple and effective fly-trap" (lines 13-19).
Date: May 7, 1889
Creator: Russell, George Washington
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheeled Scraper

Description: Patent for an improvement to scrapers so that "the handling of the scraper-bowl to load, convey, and discharge the dirt may be accomplished with little or no labor on the part of the operator" (lines 14-19).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Rath, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2000 Census County Subdivison Block Map: Shamrock CCD, Texas, Index

Description: Index map for Shamrock Census County Division, 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

[First State Bank]

Description: Photograph of the First State Bank. There is a group of men standing in front of the bank.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Mobeetie Post Office]

Description: Photograph of the Mobeetie post office, the first post office in the Panhandle.
Date: 1878
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Revolver

Description: A pistol with writing on the barrel that says, "W. Dixon, Mobeetie, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Group Shot

Description: Copy negative of Frances McCarley and family posing on a porch for a picture in Wheeler, Texas. The three adult women are wearing house dresses. The woman in the middle holds an infant while five children stand behind.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

2000 Census County Block Map: Wheeler County, Index

Description: Index map for Wheeler 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

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

Description: Index map for Wheeler 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

Dust Storm, Wheeler Texas

Description: Image of a large dust storm about to engulf Wheeler, Texas. There is a tall courthouse with white pillars on the right side of the frame, other buildings and automobiles. In the foreground is a wide dirt road. Written across the bottom is, "WHEELER, Texas. 4/14 '35 6:30 PM"
Date: April 14, 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Map of Wheeler 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: 1899
Creator: [Texas] General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Portrait of Two Men Playing Cards]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. The men are photographed in one full-length pose. The fist man is sitting on a stool in right side-facing, and he is looking down at cards in his hands. The second man is sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, in slight left-facing, and he is looking down at cards in his hands. There is a table in between the two men, with cards sitting on top of it. The first man is wearing a light-colored, button-down shirt, a tie, dark-colored slacks, and shoes. His hair brushed to the left side. The second man is wearing a dark-colored, long-sleeve shirt with a light-colored stripe in the middle, dark-colored slacks, socks, and shoes. His hair is parted on the right side.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of a Man, a Woman, and a Baby]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This portrait is of a man and a woman sitting next to each other and a baby sitting on the woman's lap. The photograph's envelope says the name Maurice Suter. The man is wearing a button-down shirt and slacks and the woman is wearing a dress and glasses. The baby is wearing a gown and a bonnet. The man and the woman are holding hands and the man has arm around the woman. The woman is also holding the baby and they are all looking directly at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of Woman and Baby]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. The woman and baby, one person identified as N. A. Scribner, are photographed in one full, length pose. The woman is sitting in torso-length view, and the baby is sitting in her lap in full-length view. The woman is wearing a hat, a dark-colored jacket, and skirt. Her hair is covered by the hat. The baby is wearing a light-colored gown with lace trim, stockings, and shoes. His/Her hair is brushed to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Interior View of General Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of a general store, also identified as Lee Hardware store in Mobeetie, Texas. One man is standing beside a stack of metal buckets. Another man is leaning against a glass display counter. In the foreground, there are barrels and stacks of buckets on the ground, and corn cobs hanging from a post. In the background, there are various products, including wooden chairs and ceramic dinnerware.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum