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[Dog gets custom boot for disabled foot made by Bill Myres]

Description: Newspaper clipping that talks about the stray Springer Spaniel that came to the shelter with a maimed paw. Due to this handicap, the dog apparently was self-conscious and refused to walk on the paw. To help him out, Bill Myres from the S.D. Myres Saddle Company outfitted the dog with a specialty boot that allows him to use all four paws. It took six sessions with the S.D. Myres Saddle Company to get the perfect fit for the boot - made out of genuine cowhide.
Date: unknown
Creator: Myres, Bill
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

War Ration Book No. 3

Description: Ration book issued to Marjorie N. Forester, a house wife of a soldier overseas; the front cover contains information about Forester's address, sex, weight, height, age, and occupation. This book has four sheets of stamps inserted into the middle.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Don King to Captain Charles R. Griggs, May 2, 1945]

Description: Letter from a soldier named Don King to Captain Charles R. Griggs concerning his status in his current company as first sergeant but will probably be moved back once a new man is assigned. King tells Griggs that he wants him to spend time with him and his wife after the war is over and that he really would like to see him and talk to him in person.
Date: May 2, 1945
Creator: King, Don
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from W. J. Myres to Mose Newman, April 16, 1957]

Description: Letter from W. J. Myres to Mose Newman expressing his delight that Newman's health was doing better and that they belts that Newman ordered to have shortened were finished. Myres explains that the belt shortening was free of charge due to the fact that the job was so small.
Date: April 16, 1957
Creator: Myres, W. J.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from W. J. Myres to Mose Newman, November 28, 1961]

Description: Letter from W. J. Myres to Mose Newman responding to the letter that Newman had send to Myres. Myres writes about how with R. C. Crane dying, there are not very many people from the older generation who lived in Sweetwater and can relay what has happened in the past. He also talks about an old racing horse named Panzareta who he says is still talked about to this day
Date: November 28, 1961
Creator: Myres, W. J.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Sylvia Marsili to Francis Duclos, August 15, 1945]

Description: Letter from Sylvia Marsili to Francis Duclos discussing that Duclos will be leaving on August 18, 1945 from the military HQ to Thionville, France, Landau, Bamberg, Freising, and Weisbaden, Germany on temporary duty for fourteen days. This letter is restricted and is issued by command of General Eisenhower.
Date: August 15, 1945
Creator: Marsili, Sylvia
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Myres and the 101 Ranch saddle]

Description: Newspaper clipping that talks about Sam Myres and the saddle that he made for Col. Joe Miller of the 101 Ranch. This saddle was made of hand-carved leather with trimmings of silver and gold as well as 246 diamonds and rubies.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bishop, Curtis
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Newspaper article featuring Sam Myres and three saddles made by him]

Description: Newspaper clipping featuring Sam Myres and three of his saddles made by the S. D. Myres Saddle Company. His article is featured in the El Paso Herald-Post and contains a picture of Myres standing behind the three saddles. The saddles were made to be givent o the boy and girl grand champions and the girl reserve champion of the Southwestern Championship Kids Rodeo.
Date: August 14, 1950
Creator: El Paso Herald-Post
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Sam Myres and his Buscadero Gunbelt]

Description: Newspaper clipping that talks about Sam Myres and his role as the inventor of the Buscadero Gunbelt. This belt was extremely efficient due to the fact that the belt "canted the pistol butt forward, and the holster toe backward, permitting the wearer to whip out his pistol efficiently and quickly." It goes on to explain that buscadero means "the one who is hunted" or "the one who was hunted." In the top right of the article, there are two pictures, the one on the left is a headshot of Sam Myres from the chest up. He is wearing a tan suit with a tan cowboy hat. On the left, there is a picture of Captain John R. Hughes of the Texas Rangers who assisted in the invention of the Buscadero belt. In the picture he is wearing suit with a black tie, tan cowboy hat, and white beard.
Date: January 12, 1962
Creator: Braddy, Haldeen
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Sam Myres and Marcie Long]

Description: Newspaper clipping with Sam Myres and Marcie Long pictured side by side with a white horse in the background. Long is wearing a black fringed jacket, brown hat and is holding a bucket purse in her right hand. Myres is wearing a brown fringed jacket with black gloved and a black cowboy hat. Below the picture there is a write up about Myres saying that he is famous among stockmen and cowboys for his impeccable saddles and his reputation for helping with the war effort by donating saddles to the military.
Date: unknown
Creator: Myres, Sam
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Ration Book Holder with Ration Books Inside]

Description: Ration book holder used to protect individuals' ration books "From Loss or Mutilation." The business listed on the front of the holder is "Ed Dodds Grocery & Market, No Long waits - No short weights" in Roscoe, Texas. The instructions on the back read: "Open your family's War Ration Books to center page and inset into this holder by slipping them in under band."
Date: 194u
Creator: Ed Dodds Grocery & Market
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Report from the USO Concerning Operations from 1941 to 1948]

Description: Report created by the United Service Organizations, Inc. discussing operations and financial dealings from February 4th, 1941 to January 9th, 1948. The first page of the report is a letter written by the president, Lindsley F. kimball summarizing the organization's work over those seven years. The rest of the report contains graphs and charts, photographs, and maps showing the extent of the USO's work they accomplished.
Date: January 1948
Creator: United Service Organizations (U. S.)
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Drafted! For Peacetime Service To our Defense Forces

Description: Pamphlet by the United Service Organizations, Inc. saying it "has been called back to active service." The rest of the document discusses their background, the request made to reorganize, their plan, how much money they have, what the job is they need to perform, and their budget status. The names of the members of the USO Reorganization Committee are listed on the back page, with the name of the president, Lindsley F. Kimball, printed at the bottom.
Date: [1948..1949]
Creator: United Service Organizations (U. S.)
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Frontpost, Number 54, April Issue 1

Description: Newspaper produced by American forces for German soldiers during World War II discussing events in the war, statements from soldiers and civilians, and other information related to the state of affairs in Europe and around the world.
Date: April 1945
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Frontpost, Number 48, February Issue 3

Description: Newspaper produced by American forces for German soldiers during World War II discussing events in the war, statements from soldiers and civilians, and other information related to the state of affairs in Europe and around the world.
Date: 1944?-02
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[War Ration Book Two Belonging to Beatrice Clementine Blewett]

Description: War ration book belonging to Beatrice Blewett of Alexandria, Louisiana; the front of the book has information regarding her address, age, sex, and the signature of the issuing officer. Inside, there are miscellaneous stamps, some having been torn out and some still in the form of sheets.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum