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[Photograph of Chess Players]

Description: Photograph of two young boys playing chess in a classroom at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Two women stand to the left, and three older men, including Bill Dulin and A. C. Sharp in the rear, are seated to the right. The text on the chalkboard in the background reads: "3310 - 9:00 am MWF".
Date: 197u
Partner: McMurry University Library

Southern Select defeats Pearland

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Houston Post about the Southern Select Club defeating the Pearland Oilers by 10 to 4. The game was played at the Cleveland Compress Diamond field. The detailed statistics of the game are provided.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Southern Select whips Conroe, 11-6

Description: Newspaper clipping of the performance of Southern Select Beer Company ball club of Houston Texas against the Conroe Oilers. The Southern Select beat the Conroe Oilers by 11 to 6. The detailed statistics of both the teams are shown. The leading batman for the Southern Select was Catcher L. Garcia who banged out a double and two singles.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Southern Select wallops Conroe

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Houston Post about the Southern Select baseball team gaining a 10 to 4 victory over Conroe Oilers. The detailed statistics of the game are provided.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Southern Select baseball team at the Houston Post semi-pro tournament]

Description: Photograph of members of the Southern Select baseball club. Back row, from left to right: Garcia ; Carmargo ; Kaiser ; O'Toole ; Gomez ; Beltran ; Zepeda ; unidentified. Second row, from left to right: Collins ; Mesa ; Tafolla ; Vidal ; Luna ; Sustaita. Front row, from left to right: Cordova ; unidentified.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Mexican Inn plays in Houston Tourney Sunday

Description: Newspaper clipping of a group photograph of Mexican Inn baseball team appearing in Houston Post Tourney. Kneeling, front row, from left to right: Jesse Aldaco ; Jesus S. ; Lupe Castillo ; Rodriguez ; George Cordova ; Ernest Cortez ; Cruz Beltran. Standing, from left to right: H. J. Lewis ; Freddie B. ; Pedro Zepeda ; Ramon Sustiata ; Deward ; Kermti Landrum ; Lupe Garcia ; Felix Tijerina.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Clipping of Win Post Tourney openers]

Description: Section of the Houston Post covering the Post Tourney. Includes Post Tourney Calendar and Tournament Box Scores, and names of the teams and their performance. Also includes an article by Frank Morris, "Mexicans Field Sensationally behind Beltran."
Date: July 8, 1940
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Game-Cards.

Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Stir-off Time Shoe Game]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Photograph of a group of teenagers from Lincoln Memorial University in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee playing a game of "Shoes in a Circle." A boy and girl team up and removed their shoes, then pile them up randomly with other contestants shoes. A signal starts the mad rush to find and put on their shoes. The team to complete the task first wins. This photo appears on page 766 of National Geographic Magazine. A 21 page article on Cumberland Gap and its people with photographs by Joe Clark, HBSS appears in this early 1940's publication. It's a great article. I'm sorry that I don't have the date handy now, but if you have gotten this far... I'd highly recommend digging further for that Geographic Magazine. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is the NBC Today Show story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early 1980s. ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Pitching Washers]

Description: Photographic slide of children participating in a lawn game of pitching washers toward several boxes at the 2004 Western Heritage Day. The Hardin-Simmons University Richardson Library (left) and lines of children walking from the building can be seen in the background.
Date: 2004
Creator: Fink, Larry
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Molasses Stir-Off Shoe Game]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Photograph of a group of teenagers from Lincoln Memorial University in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee playing a game of "Shoes in a Circle" A boy and girl team up and removed their shoes and pile them up randomly with other contestants shoes. A signal starts the mad rush to find and put on their shoes. The team to complete the task first wins. This photo appears on page 766 of National Geographic Magazine. A 21 page article on Cumberland Gap and its people with photographs by Joe Clark, HBSS appears in this early 1940's publication. It's a great article. I'm sorry that I don't have the date handy now, but if you have gotten this far... I'd highly recommend digging further for that Geographic Magazine. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is NBC Today Show video taped story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Games.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bowling game. This design calls for blocks or pins of different values, and rather than try to knock down these pins, the object of the game is to move them from their designated starting positions. Further, a pit or gutter behind the pins receives the ball after it is thrown, and it redirects it back down toward the players by way of a perpendicular gutter to which it is connected.
Date: December 7, 1880
Creator: Chambers, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved game. This design "relates to that class of game apparatus in which tilting levers or arms located at the end of an alley or board and bearing numerals designating their value in the game are designed to be struck by balls, so as to displace or change the position of said levers. The invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts forming the apparatus" (lines 14-22).
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Pittman, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Puzzle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved puzzle. This design consists in a "trick-puzzle, the same consisting of one false and three true members, each of a stiff wire bent at its center into a loop or ring, with its ends extending therefrom and standing approximately parallel, the bends of the true members being in one direction and of the false member in the opposite direction" (lines 5-12).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Walker, William Turner.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department