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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: C2-J2  
Descriptive Title: A Rancher's treasure find   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: A Ranchers Treasure Find - T.J. McMillan, Milburn, Nebraska rancher, while digging post holes near an old corral, unearthed the heart-shaped branding iron shown above, hanging on the old log cabin wall. The corral had been used many years before on the Rankin Ranch for branding horses. The old iron proved to be the Heart Brand of the famous Olive Brothers, who had ranched in that area in 1877. The iron had been buried for 80 years. The author offered McMillan $100.00 for his relic but hte rancher would not sell. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Has picture with it.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  P127-J2
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CallNo: P127-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Heart branding iron   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [back] 1 - 5 x 7 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture of side of a log cabin with heart branding iron and section of what looks like a deer antler on wall.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  C2-J2
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P327-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge where it crosses Sawlog Creek. [s Saw underlined] The Nebraska or "Olive Brothers" Trail. Ruts can be seen at left where they cross the Highway [Highway crossed out] Road. Many thousands of longhorns moved across here 1868-1884.
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area with a road starting in right bottom corner and extending through middle of photo. There is a fence line along the road and one telephone or electric pole showing. The road goes up a hill. There are buildings with a line of trees behind them on the left side of the road. Big white clouds in the sky.
Subject: Old Texas Cattle Trail
Dodge City
Fence
Road
Olive Brothers
Sawlog Creek
Longhorns
1868-1884
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P326
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope