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[Sheep in a field near Marfa]

Description: Photograph of a flock of sheep a field; a structure is partially visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Sheep ranching is most successful on the stony, rolling hills" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Reminiscing with My Grandmother

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Dorotea Quintana, the author's grandmother, keeping house on a large farm - using a flat iron to iron clothes, carting water from a nearby creek, and fueling a wood-fueled stove.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Quintana, Socorro
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[A Farm House]

Description: Photograph of a farmhouse in Palo Pinto County (possibly near Thurber), visible at the end of a round driveway of red soil. The house is two stories tall and has a long row of dormer windows above a full-length front porch. Several vehicles are parked in front of the home. On the right side of the image, a white fence marks the boundary of the yard and hills covered in scrub are visible on the other side.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library


Description: Patent for a straddle-row cultivator that has bracing of the parts, adjustable shovels and standards, and allows for varying depths of digging.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Lindsay, Horace
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a plow that is simpler, more durable, and cheaper to make than previous ones and allows for easier adjustments in plowing depth.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Stafford, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a gate, which can be opened from either direction without leaving the vehicle being driven through the gate.
Date: September 17, 1907
Creator: Jordan, Willis Hammelton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coupling for Connecting Plows Tandem.

Description: Patent for a coupling for holdings plows together that allows for the plows to be close together, easily turned, and lets each plow perform its full function uninhibited by the other plows.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Brooks, John L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper for thinning young cotton plants that is cheaper to make and more efficient than previous models.
Date: March 19, 1907
Creator: Sterling, Rufus Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department