Historic Preservation
THE BIG DRY CREEK CHEESE RANCH 1879-1943 : The Success Story of an Early Douglas County Pioneer Family
  • Bracket, Flag
  • Bracket, Flag
  • 5DA.221.1.3
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  • Iron flagpole bracket.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.6
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  • Photograph of the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch in its heyday circa 1908-1910.... View Full Record
  • Hinge
  • Hinge
  • 5DA.221.1.1
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  • Decorative interior metal door hinge, intact, some corrosion. Stamped on the back is '8X8'.... View Full Record
  • Pull, Cabinet Drawer or Door
  • Pull, Cabinet Drawer or Door
  • 5DA.221.1.6
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  • Drawer/door pull, iron, rusted... View Full Record
  • Case, Cartridge
  • Case, Cartridge
  • 5DA.221.7.22.1
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  • Brass cartridge case, pinfire, no visible headstamp.... View Full Record
  • Case, Cartridge
  • Case, Cartridge
  • 5DA.221.7.22.2
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  • Brass cartridge case, pinfire, JG 7 headstamp... View Full Record
  • Cap, Percussion
  • Cap, Percussion
  • 5DA.221.7.21
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  • Nine (9) percussion caps... View Full Record
  • Cap, Percussion
  • Cap, Percussion
  • 5DA.221.25.6
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  • Brass percussion cap, four wings... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.25.3
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  • Eight (8) brass .22 caliber rim-fire cartridge cases, green patina present, numbered 25.1-8. Headstamps: US n-5, one with no designation, two are partially obscured.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.18.10.7
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  • Bullet, unfired, .22 caliber short rim-fire, 'H' headstamp.... View Full Record
  • Case, Cartridge
  • Case, Cartridge
  • 5DA.221.7.22.3
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  • Brass cartridge case, constricted neck, rifle. Center fire, 'W.R.A. Co, 38-56, W.C.F.' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.2
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  • Brass cartridge case, rimfire, headstamp 'U'... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.6
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  • Brass cartridge case, rimfire, headstamp 'US'. flattened on open end... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.13.11.1
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  • Brass rifle cartridge case, contracting neck. W.R.A. Co, W.C.F., .38-56... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • 5DA.221.42.27
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  • Brass cartridge case, headstamp WRA CO 32 WCF, centerfire. Winchester Repeating Arms Co 32 Winchester Center Fire.... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • 5DA.221.43.25
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  • Brass rifle cartridge case, center-fire, bluish-green patina. Headstamp U.M.C. 8mm. Two small rod fragments found inside the case, unidentified, Wt=0.13 oz, L=1.827", Th=0.178" (weight is of both fragments, same length and thickness).... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • Cartridge, Center-Fire
  • 5DA.221.44.7
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  • Brass rifle cartridge case, headstamp W.R.A. CO 32-40... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.36.2
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  • Brass shell base, center fire, No.12, U.S.C. CO, other insignia unreadable... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.9.6.1
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  • Brass cartridge case, tapering neck, center fire, 'WRA Co, 32' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.42.28
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  • Brass shotgun shell base, headstamp P.C.C.NO 12, LEAGUE, centerfire... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.9.7
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  • Metal shotgun shell case, center fire, 'W.R.A.Co, No 12, RIVAL' headstamp... View Full Record
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • Shell, Shotgun
  • 5DA.221.26.3
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  • Brass shotgun shell base, fired, headstamp: W.R.A.Co, RIVAL, No. 12, paper wad inside.... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.30.1
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  • Lead bullet without cartridge case... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.7.20.1
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  • Lead bullet, no cartridge, unfired... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.7.20.2
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  • Lead bullet, no cartridge, unfired, carved... View Full Record
  • Bullet
  • Bullet
  • 5DA.221.9.3
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  • Lead bullet, four (4) rings, carved.... View Full Record
  • Cartridge, Case
  • Cartridge, Case
  • 5DA.221.10.6.1
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  • Brass cartridge case, center fire, headstamp 'U.M.C., S, H, .38 S&W'... View Full Record
  • Artiodactyl
  • Artiodactyl
  • 5DA.221.3.4
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  • Butchered artirodatyl bone fragment, L ischium (artiodactyl includes deer, pronghorn, elk)... View Full Record
  • Can, Food Storage
  • Can, Food Storage
  • 5DA.221.2.3
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  • Hole in the top tin can, soldered seam. Very corroded, fragile... View Full Record
  • Artiodactyl
  • Artiodactyl
  • 5DA.221.8.2
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  • Butchered mammal bone fragment, Artiodactyl, head of rib. ... View Full Record
  • Lid
  • Lid
  • 5DA.221.37.14
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  • White glass insert for zinc Mason jar lid. Faint 'M' in diamond shape on one side. ... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.25
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  • Partial rim and body dark brown ceramic shard, glazed. Inside the rim is a lip for a lid. Maybe a bean pot. No markings.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.34
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  • Brown glazed stoneware bowl shard. Wide lip unglazed on underside and rim. Crudley made with blemishes, no decoration or maker's mark.... View Full Record
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • 5DA.221.37.42.1
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  • White stoneware shard with handle, heavy duty bowl/pitcher or container, embossed pattern on outside, large slanted rim.... View Full Record
  • Bowl, Sugar
  • Bowl, Sugar
  • 5DA.221.37.46
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  • Cut glass sugar bowl, not crystal, broken, no maker's mark, some patina, scalloped rim.... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.5
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  • This is an aqua rectangular bottle with a broken wide finish and lip.The narrow sides are slightly concave and one of the wide sides has a faint impression of a label. The glass has a few air bubbles and heavy patina.There are seams on opposite edges... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.6
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  • This is an aqua square bottle with a broken basal corner and up the same edge. The sides are slightly concave and the base is concave in a slightly oval shape within the square. The glass has heavy patina.There are seams on opposite edges from the ba... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.33
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  • White stoneware serving bowl shard, no decoration. Rim scalloped with long scallop then small scallops. Stag head with antlers on bottom, unreadable maker's mark.... View Full Record
  • Fork, Dinner
  • Fork, Dinner
  • 5DA.221.35.15
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  • Metal eating utensil handle, raised center ridge, oval end, broken off where fork/spoon would be, heavy corrosion, no makers mark visible.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.35
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  • Brown glazed stoneware crock shard. Flat base with glaze streaks. Interior color slightly more brown than exterior (exterior has an olive brown color). No decoration or maker's mark.... View Full Record
  • Glass, Water
  • Glass, Water
  • 5DA.221.37.20
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  • Clear glass tumbler water glass, broken with both pieces present. Three bands of etching are near the top, one large scalloped design between two small scalloped bands. The bottom third is molded with vertical indentations. Patina present. ... View Full Record
  • Shard, Glass
  • Shard, Glass
  • 5DA.221.43.33.2
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  • Two clear glass container shards, patinated, no markings, probably drinking mug. Two shards glued in the lab. Base indented 1".... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.31
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  • White stoneware saucer shard, a little more than half of the original saucer. Heavy duty ware with no decoration. It was made by the Greenwood Pottery, Trenton, N.J.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.32
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  • White granite saucer shard, more than half of the original saucer. Heavy duty ware with no decoration. It was made by The Wheeling Pottery Company, West Virginia.... View Full Record
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • 5DA.221.42.3
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  • White ironstone ceramic saucer fragment, more than half present. Maker's mark on the bottom has the royal crown symbols with lion rampant and unicorn. No company identification has been found.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.27
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  • Ironstone china shallow soup bowl , white with partial black transfer-printed backmark, '...HINA, ...D Meakin, ...NSTALL, ENGLAND'. The backmark dates 1880+. Alfred Meakin made ironstone china and white graniteware for export.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.28
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  • China saucer shard, white with thin gold band at the rim and gold leaf pattern in the center. Alfred Meakin pottery.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.29
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  • China saucer shard, white with thin gold band at the rim. Alfred Meakin pottery.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.30
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  • White Dresden semi-porcelain plate in two pieces, most of the rim missing but embossed pattern in the same color on the rim left. In the bottom center is the maker's mark, a green laurel wreath encircling the words 'DRESDEN SEMI-PORCELAIN' and a gree... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.40.1
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  • White ceramic plate rim shard, no maker's mark, small vertical embossed lines near the rim.... View Full Record
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • 5DA.221.37.40.4
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  • White ceramic bowl with rim shard, no maker's mark, scalloped and embossed pattern near rim.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.43.19
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  • China saucer/bowl shard, white with thin gold band at the rim. Alfred Meakin pottery, no maker's mark.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.47.9.1
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  • Flow blue saucer shard, discoloration from dump debris. This piece is probably one-third of the saucer with the other two-thirds with the number 5DA.221.37.36.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.37
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  • Flow blue cup shard, handle position shows the shard to be approximately half of the cup. There were two pieces broken and glued in the lab. It is the same pattern as 5DA.221.37.36 and 5DA.221.47.9.1.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.36
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  • Flow blue saucer shard, discoloration from dump debris. This piece is probably two-thirds of the saucer with the other third with the number 5DA.221.47.9.1.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.42.4.1
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  • Flow blue plate fragment... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.37.39
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  • White semi-porcelain bowl shard, vine with purple flowers leading to circular pattern, concentric circles with shades of brown that continues over the rim. Gold band just below the rim. Good condition, no maker's mark.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.44.12
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  • White china rim shard, floral pattern with purple flowers and green leaves. Rim has embossed pattern flowing into the painted floral and slight scalloping of the rim where the patterns begin. Originally two shards, glued in the lab. No maker's marks.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.44.16
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  • Stoneware china shard, small bowl. Three rim shards, one large, two small that are glued in the lab. Blue water lilies, green leavs and stems, tan stems on flowers.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.46.2
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  • China shard, pale brown floral pattern with gold rim.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.46.4.1
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  • White semi-porcelain shard with blue floral pattern, rim shard, probably a cup.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.46.4.2
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  • White semi-porcelain shard with blue floral pattern, scalloped rim shard, probably a bowl. Tiny piece of maker's mark on the bottom.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.46.5
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  • Small white semi-porcelain shard with hand-painted blue floral pattern, blue rim band, no make'rs mark, maybe saucer, maybe child's dish. Broken in storage, glued in lab.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.44.17
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  • Stoneware china shard, rim shard, large gold rim edge. Gray marks are burn marks.... View Full Record
  • Knickknack
  • Knickknack
  • 5DA.221.42.1
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  • Milk glass or white glass egg in four pieces... View Full Record
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • Ceramic Shard, Historic
  • 5DA.221.37.41
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  • White milk glass ashtray shard, partial rim and body with embossed matchsticks, decorated cigar, scroll pattern, scalloped rim with olive green paint, olive green painted line outlines the bottom. Embossed partial word 'ASH Recei...'... View Full Record
  • Vial
  • Vial
  • 5DA.221.42.2
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  • Clear glass vial, whole except for a chip out of the lip... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.42.31
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  • Frank Miller's Crown Dressing aqua color bottle, intact, shoe dressing for boots and shoes, New York. Painted label visible on three sides and embossed on one. Embossed stylized crown. Square sided, base has square inset with the number 23 embossed.... View Full Record
  • Bottle, Ink
  • Bottle, Ink
  • 5DA.221.37.15
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  • Pale green cone ink bottle, broken piece out of the bottom, raised side seams, concave base. No marks except striations inside the neck from stopper use.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.8
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  • Group photo at the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch... View Full Record
  • Shoe
  • Shoe
  • 5DA.221.22.15
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  • Leather baby shoe fragments. Sole with heel and upper heel attached, rest of the upper is in eight (8) pieces. Numbers appear on the largest pieces. One piece is a strip of leather with eyelets for laces, lace fragments present. Sewed and the heel in... View Full Record
  • Metal Block Bank
  • Metal Block Bank
  • 5DA.221.1.7
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  • Nickel/silver/pewter child's block-shape bank. Alphabet letters, toy pictures, and numerals embossed on sides and top. Top has an opening for money, bottom has the opening for removing the items inside.... View Full Record
  • Toy, Dish
  • Toy, Dish
  • 5DA.221.37.19
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  • White china child's toy saucer shard, embossed sunflower pattern, no maker's mark... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.46.10.3
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  • White porcelain toy dish shard, rim with embossed sunflower floral pattern. Glued in lab with 5DA.221.37.19.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.47.1
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  • China toy teacup half, with handle, white... View Full Record
  • Glass Fragment
  • Glass Fragment
  • 5DA.221.7.8
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  • Five (5) pieces of decorated milk glass, flower/leaf pattern in shades of brown. The largest piece is two pieces glued together in the lab.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Glass
  • Shard, Glass
  • 5DA.221.43.31
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  • Milk glass shard, pink, base edge.... View Full Record
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • Shard, Ceramic
  • 5DA.221.43.18
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  • White china shard with pink flower and green leaf pattern. No maker's mark, probably small bowl. Scalloped rim and embossed scalloping above the pattern along the edge.... View Full Record
  • Button
  • Button
  • 5DA.221.7.17
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  • White glass button, four holes in the center... View Full Record
  • Button
  • Button
  • 5DA.221.4.6
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  • Metal button, broken then glued in lab. Four (4) holes, crosshatch pattern, corroded... View Full Record
  • Button
  • Button
  • 5DA.221.35.4
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  • Overall button, some corrosion, stamped emblem in the center, 'CARHARTT'S' stamped along the edge.... View Full Record
  • Button
  • Button
  • 5DA.221.23.12
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  • Overall button, suspender fastener, heavy corrosion... View Full Record
  • Button
  • Button
  • 5DA.221.25.1
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  • Mother-of-pearl round with center hole, maybe button insert. In the bag is an overall rivet button with 'CARHARTT', 'DALLS & GLOVE..S' around the edge and a stamped heart overlain by unknown design in the center of the button. It has a partial arti... View Full Record
  • Clip, Money
  • Clip, Money
  • 5DA.221.16.4
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  • Metal money clip, serpentine shape, rounded ends, corrosion has caused the metal to flake and lose the original surface.... View Full Record
  • Hairpin
  • Hairpin
  • 5DA.221.26.4
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  • Metal hairpin, broken... View Full Record
  • Bottle, Perfume
  • Bottle, Perfume
  • 5DA.221.37.21
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  • Clear glass bottle, round and whole, cosmetic/perfume. Numeral 6 underlined embossed in the base. Seams run through the lip on both sides, short neck with a ring at the shoulder.... View Full Record
  • Buckle, Suspender
  • Buckle, Suspender
  • 5DA.221.23.10
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  • Suspender fastener buckle, two parts, corroded A: Wt=0.16 oz L=1.833" W=1.548" Th=0.092" B: Wt=0.19 oz L=1.288" W=1.554" Th=0.097"... View Full Record
  • Buckle, Suspender
  • Buckle, Suspender
  • 5DA.221.24.11
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  • Suspender buckles, corroded, two different sizes. Small: L=1.38" W=0.94" Th=0.09" Wt=0.14 oz Large: L=1.55" W=1.25" Th=0.09" Wt=0.19 oz... View Full Record
  • Buckle
  • Buckle
  • 5DA.221.24.21
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  • Two (2) identical metal buckles with teeth and center bar. Corroded.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.7
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  • The Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch barn and milk cows, view to the northeast.... View Full Record
  • Hatchet, Shingling
  • Hatchet, Shingling
  • 5DA.221.1.2
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  • Metal hatchet head, used for shingling roofs with wooden shakes. Notched end for nailing.... View Full Record
  • Strainer, Whey
  • Strainer, Whey
  • 5DA.221.10.1
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  • Cup shaped metal strainer, heavy corrosion causing metal failure, holes. Tiny holes in base. Folded lip, small pedestal base, no handle.... View Full Record
  • Whetstone
  • Whetstone
  • 5DA.221.2.1
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  • Broken whetstone (emery wheel). Semi-circular with hole in the middle where it attached to a wheel for sharpening tools etc.... View Full Record
  • Mold, Cheese
  • Mold, Cheese
  • 5DA.221.2.10
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  • Oblong metal mold/form for cheese. Curved bottom, folded ends, one edge is folded and has holes along the edge. ... View Full Record
  • Pick
  • Pick
  • 5DA.221.2.2
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  • Iron drifting pick head, no handle. Some rust.... View Full Record
  • Hardware
  • Hardware
  • 5DA.221.2.7
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  • Stirrup-shaped part of singletree harness, iron, some corrosion, two (2) nail holes.... View Full Record
  • Paddle
  • Paddle
  • 5DA.221.26.5
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  • Wooden paddle used in the cheese-making process.... View Full Record
  • Key
  • Key
  • 5DA.221.42.14
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  • Intact key, heavy corrosion partially removed showing possible hex shape on one end. Unidentified use pending further research.... View Full Record
  • Plastic Fragment
  • Plastic Fragment
  • 5DA.221.5.13
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  • Cork fragment (or soft wood) with orange rubber tubing through the center... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.4
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  • Photograph of the label on the cheese from the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.5
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  • Photograph of the delivery wagon from the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH 2
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  • Photograph of the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch family and friends. Note musicians in the group.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.10
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  • John Welte close-up.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.3
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  • Photograph of John Welte, the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch owner. Note the beer mug in his hand.... View Full Record
  • Mug
  • Mug
  • 5DA.221.37.1
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  • Small clear glass mug, probably for beer. One piece of the rim broken out, base deeply indented, handle has thumb platform and fastened after the main glass was made. Heavy patina present. Similar to handled beer mug seen in the 1895 Mongomery Wards... View Full Record
  • Artifact, Unidentified
  • Artifact, Unidentified
  • 5DA.221.1.4
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  • Iron bottle capper, used for compressing a metal cap on a bottle. This is one portion of the mechanism. (Original identification from Richard Carillo.) Maybe not a bottle capper, per Larry Smith PAHS expert, probably an auto part.... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.10
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  • Tall brown glass beer bottle. Intact round, slightly concave base, bulb neck, lip broken but grooved ring type. Side seams to the base of the finish, adhesive from label present around the neck and lip. Adolphus Busch Glass Manuracturing Co., Belle... View Full Record
  • Cap, Bottle
  • Cap, Bottle
  • 5DA.221.18.8
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  • Crimped edge bottle caps, tin inside. Two have partially visible logo/name, probably 'Tivoli', BEER underlined on gold or silver background, blue lettering and a blue ring around the outside edge. Heavy corrosion on the third one prevents observation... View Full Record
  • Cap, Bottle
  • Cap, Bottle
  • 5DA.221.26.7
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  • Metal bottle cap, twist tighten, yellow paint on top with black lettering on white background, oval with rectangle across the center containing the lettering. 'Stand..., HANSEN'S'. Inside, the center metal piece is removable. This is a Kork-N-Seal c... View Full Record
  • Cap, Bottle
  • Cap, Bottle
  • 5DA.221.35.8
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  • Metal bottle crown cap, 'Tivoli BEER' , 'DENVER', cork/foil interior... View Full Record
  • Shard, Glass
  • Shard, Glass
  • 5DA.221.37.45
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  • Aqua bottle, bottom half, heavy patina. Embossed emblem on the side with 'ANHEUSER BUSCH, REGISTERED' in a circlular seal around the emblem on the front. Concave base. It is an Anheuser Busch bottle, circa 1881-1905, made by Streator Bottle & Glass... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.9
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  • Tall aqua color glass beer bottle. Intact round, slightly concave base, bulb neck, neck finish broken off. Heavy patina on the inside, bubbles in the glass, side seams to the base of the finish. Embossed maker's mark "Heim" with KCMO in a 'swoosh' on... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.1.8
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  • Decorated decanter/bottle, whole, clear glass. Embossed Star of David in several places, letters 'L'CHAYIM' on two sides, grooved edges.... View Full Record
  • Glass, Wine
  • Glass, Wine
  • 5DA.221.37.17
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  • Clear glass base for wine/cordial glass, heavy patina... View Full Record
  • Glass, Wine
  • Glass, Wine
  • 5DA.221.37.18
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  • Clear glass wine/cordial glass, heavy patina and painted/embossed decoration. Base missing, only about a third of the glass remaining. Decoration has gray paint with white dots and lines; other areas with white and off-white dots. Faint gold markings... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.4
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  • Broken bottle neck, some shoulder, olive green color. Neck type is straight, finish is identified as Blob. No seams, some variation in broken edge thickness. Straight neck tapering into the shoulder, contents probably wine.... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.16
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  • Clear shoo-fly flask bottle, for brandy of other spirits. Heavy patina, large shard broken out on one side, no markings, crudely made.... View Full Record
  • Bottle
  • Bottle
  • 5DA.221.37.8
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  • Tall beverage clear aqua color glass bottle. Intact round slightly concave base, bulb neck, blob neck finish with chipped lip. Heavy patina on the inside, bubbles in the glass, side seams to the base of the finish. Probably a whiskey bottle. No marki... View Full Record
  • Bottle, Seltzer
  • Bottle, Seltzer
  • 5DA.221.37.13
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  • Reddish orange ceramic selter (mineral) bottle from Ober Selter, Germany. Houck & Dieter exporters. Straight sided, circular stoneware jug. Base broken out, applied single-ring handle broken off. It is wheel-thrown, jugger-made with a single ring fin... View Full Record
  • Reedplate
  • Reedplate
  • 5DA.221.10.2
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  • Copper harmonica reedplate, hole in both ends, slots down the center, some closed. Green patina suggests copper.... View Full Record
  • Reedplate
  • Reedplate
  • 5DA.221.7.18
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  • Two (2) metal harmonica reedplates, some corrosion, shades of light green (copper?).Slots of varying length run through the center of both slides.... View Full Record
  • Reedplate
  • Reedplate
  • 5DA.221.9.5
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  • Copper harmonica reedplate, holes in both ends, slots down the center some closed, green patina suggesting copper.... View Full Record
  • Print, Photographic
  • Print, Photographic
  • 5DA.221.PH.1
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  • Photograph of the Big Dry Creek Cheese Ranch in its heyday of 1906.... View Full Record

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