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[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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Cattle Grazing]

Description: Photograph of a herd of cattle grazing in an open field with a man and woman, riding horseback, on the hill behind the herd.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[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
Item Type: Photograph
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

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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.
Item Type: Legal Document
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Texas Almanac, 1980-1981

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, livestock, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. An index to the newspapers published in Texas is on page 667.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

["Guest" Medal with Ribbon]

Description: Medal with a partial red ribbon attached to the bottom. Medal reads "GUEST" and the ribbon says "TWENTIETH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ~"
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Dairy Day Contestents

Description: Photograph of a contestant posing with the cow that he entered in the livestock-judging portion of the Dairy Day celebrations in Cleveland, Texas. The cow is multi-colored and wearing a halter. The young man is standing behind the cow and is wearing a checkered shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots. He is also holding a ribbon against the cow's back. There are trees and other contestants in the background.
Date: 1960
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Field of cattle]

Description: Photograph of a group of cattle in a field. Back of photograph: "One of Ball's tanks. Full of water and ready to furnish its clean water for thirsty livestock."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

The Land of Opportunity: West Texas

Description: This book contains a general description of the agricultural and natural resources as well as the urban development of West Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Receipt from Daly, Miller, & Co. for Cattle Purchase]

Description: Receipt for A. D. Kennard's purchase of 16 cattle and some hay. A handwritten note at the bottom of the receipt appears to say "We have steady market. Prospects fair. Cable not quite heavy enough."
Date: May 7, 1884
Creator: Daly, Miller, & Co.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Summary of Texas Requirements For Entry of Livestock (Domestic and Exotic), Poultry and Ratites Into the State and into Shows, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Assemblies

Description: Summarized laws and regulations related to livestock entering the state of Texas or livestock entries into various fairs and exhibitions. Regulations include quarantine procedures, veterinary inspections, permits, laws related to livestock from other states or from foreign countries, and other related information.
Date: January 5, 2004
Creator: Texas Animal Health Commission
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicated Salt Brick.

Description: Patent for a formula for a livestock salt brick that purports improve animal health. The formula includes salt, clay, sulfur, saltpeter, copperas, nux vomica, and santonin.
Date: February 24, 1903
Creator: Eaton, James B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department