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[Livestock Auction]

Description: Photography of men sitting in stands at the livestock auction. In the image, the group of men are wearing hats and looking down at something off the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Stock- Weaner.

Description: Patent for "...new and useful Improvements in Stock-Weaners..." (lines 6-7) including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Shannon, Albert M. & Bobbitt, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gangway for Loading or Unloading Stock Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gangway. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in an animal-trap having an inclined bottom and opposite sides, of a winch journaled at one end thereof, a movable platform mounted on the bottom and provided with opposite posts at its front end, a gate hinged to one of said posts, and opposite chains connected to the winch at one end and passing over drums located at the opposite ends of the sides, the opposite terminals of the chains being connected to the opposite posts" (lines 6-16).
Date: August 20, 1889
Creator: McIver, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Livestock Auction

Description: Unidentified men and women sit outside of a metal pen at the Watson Brothers Stock Sale livestock auction. Inside the pen two small, black cows stand in hay, they are branded with the number "89."
Date: June 20, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Travis County Clerk Records: Marks and Brands Record 1

Description: Register of Travis County livestock marks and brands from 1840 to 1893, showing date of registration, name and residence of owner, to whom sold (residence and remarks), facsimile of mark or brand, and place of brand. Arranged chronologically by date registered.
Date: 1840/1893
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Clerk Records: Marks and Brands Record 3

Description: Register of Travis County livestock marks and brands from 1902 to 1943, showing date of registration, name and residence of owner, to whom sold (residence and remarks), facsimile of mark or brand, and place of brand. Arranged chronologically by date registered.
Date: 1902/1943
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Clerk Records: Marks and Brands Record 2

Description: Register of Travis County livestock marks and brands from 1882 to 1902, showing date of registration, name and residence of owner, to whom sold (residence and remarks), facsimile of mark or brand, and place of brand. Arranged chronologically by date registered.
Date: 1882/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Texas Agricultural Statistics: 2006

Description: Report on agricultural statistics in Texas including "data on cash receipts, prices, livestock and livestock products, field crops, major vegetables, citrus fruits, peaches, grapes and pecans" (p. ii) and based on district and county data fro 2004-2006.
Date: October 2007
Creator: National Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas Field Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Lauritsen Family Deer]

Description: Photograph of the Lauritsen family deer wearing a collar. His head is turned to the right, looking in that direction. Accompanying information indicates the deer's name is Buck, he was born in 1967, and pictured at the A. P. Lauritsen farm home. There are three small cats behind the deer. In the back, off to the left, there is a single-story structure, possibly a shed, surrounded by a few trees.
Date: June 28, 2007
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang People Hauling Cotton to El Camp

Description: Copy negative of a group of men on top of a horse-drawn, wooden wagon. Accompanying information indicates they are from Danevang, Texas, and are hauling cotton to El Campo, Texas, also in Wharton County. Although some names have been provided, they have not been matched properly to the people pictured. Behind them, there is a train with the Southern Pacific logo and insignia on various parts of its metal frame. Near the back wheel of the wagon is a tightly-packed sack; presumably, one of the cotton bales.
Date: 1914
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photographs of Sam and his Beloved Mules and Two Teams Rope Pulling]

Description: These are two separate photographs on the front and back of the same sheet. The photograph on the front is of a man, identified as Soren (Sam) Brodsgaard, holding the reins of two mules. One of the mules is facing the man; the other is facing the camera. The man is wearing denim overalls over a light-colored tank top and a hat. They stand on an empty, dirt road. A single-story structure is off to the left in the background, and a short fence is in the distance. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph reads, "Sam and his beloved mules". The photograph on the back is of a group of children in a rope pulling contest. They are separated by gender, with the boys' team on the left side and the girls' team on the right side. A smaller child appears to be acting as a mediator between the two. They are standing barefoot in an empty lot with short grasses in the background and a broken-down fence in the far distance. The silhouette shadows of a few other people are seen in the foreground. Hand-written text in pencil on the front of the photograph is not easily legible, but part of the text reads, "...to see which is the strongest"
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Ill.

Description: Color postcard depicting the stock yards in Chicago, Illinois. Many cattle are coralled together while cowboys sit on fences looking on. The city of Chicago is in the background. The correspondence on the back reads, " "What my baby doing. I bet you want to see your old mean ugly Auntie, if you did say you wouldn't. Do you love your Auntie - Rosa". It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, P.O. Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Chicago, Ill.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Farming Operation]

Description: Photograph of a large barn complex with a surrounding fence and large windmill behind the structure. A group of farmers is standing in front of the barn next to several teams of horses hooked to carts and wagons. Behind the structure are several large piles of hay with wooden supports.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 96, July 1992 - April, 1993

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 651.
Date: 1993
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Land - Verkauf in Nord-Amerika

Description: Document regarding the sale of lands in the Medina District. Discusses location and price of lands, as well as the procedure for procuring property. It mentions the price of livestock. Also discussed are possible reasons why the land was not settled earlier, if it's as desirable as they say it is. Signed by J. E. Rump on September 1, 1848 in Bremen. Includes a section informing people to apply to Huth & Co. if they want to acquire already surveyed lands under favorable conditions.
Date: September 1, 1848
Creator: Rump, J. E.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

American History Paper

Description: Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock.
Date: January 13, 1975
Creator: Wells, Andrew
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barb Wire

Description: Research paper written by Robert White about the history of barbed wire. The paper mentions several individuals who obtained patents for differing types of barbed wire. This paper was written in 1966 for an American History class at Marfa High School.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: White, Robert
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Barbed Wire An Agent of Civilization

Description: Research paper written by Steve Lee Graham about the history of barbed wire. The paper covers the early uses and controversies of barbed wire. It also covers how barbed wire is made. This paper was written in 1965 for an English IV class at Marfa High School.
Date: May 7, 1965
Creator: Graham, Steve Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library