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Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Date: 1953
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch

Description: This booklet is primarily photographs of life on the S. M. S Ranch. Near the end are several text sections, the first of which states, "It is the design of the S. M. S. Booklet to give feeders and breeders both by picture and written word a comprehensive idea of our methods and breeding in which we have been so successful..." (p. 78). The first section gives an overview of the policies and buying options for the cattle company. Next, "Some Glimpses Into Ranch Life" gives an overview of how ranching works, defines ranching jargon, and gives several songs/poems that illustrate ranching. The third and final section, "Stock Farms and Small Ranches, From the Spur Ranch" includes photographs from Spur Ranch and a brief overview about the ranch and surrounding area.
Date: [1922]
Creator: Swenson Brothers
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Almanac, 1945-1946

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, agriculture, weather, "resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population and all other subjects relating to the political, civic and economic development" of the time. A general index is on page 580.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Brazos-Red River Historical Society's Map of Wichita County, Texas

Description: Map of Wichita County, Texas, showing blocks of land, towns, creeks, rivers, railroads, roads, oil wells, post offices, schools, churches, airports, cemeteries, historic trails and routes, and landmarks. Map includes notes on the six countries (Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America) that have had sovereignty over Texas and the route of Monsieur Brevel. The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands from the 1880s. Scale [ca. 1:47,520] (approximately 1 mile to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1957~
Creator: Kay, John A.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hand-made Leather Wallet

Description: Hand-made leather wallet by Junior Historian, Frank Barton, c. 1961. The exterior has two toned leather with an image of a covered wagon embossed on it. Inside there are cattle brand symbols, a western hat and a cowboy boot with spurs.
Date: 1961~
Creator: Barton, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library