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Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

Description: Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Phillips-Sale House]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Phillips-Sale House, in Victoria, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, narrative, and photographs.
Date: February 6, 1991
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Letter from Senator Herman E. Talmadge to Eleanor Brown, June 6, 1977]

Description: Letter from Senator Herman E. Talmadge to Eleanor Brown discussing legislative bill S. 247, which would award military status and veterans' benefits to the WASPs. He mentions that the Veterans' Affairs Committee has held hearings on the bill and that he will keep her comments in mind when the Committee takes further action on the legislation.
Date: June 6, 1977
Creator: Talmadge, Herman E.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Greasing a horse for ticks

Description: Photograph of a horse being greased to prevent ticks. Four men are pictured: One man is holding the horse's reins while two others apply grease to the horse from a nearby bucket. The fourth man looks on.
Date: March 6, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library


Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department