- CATEGORY: FURNISHINGS
- MEASUREMENTS: 3 5/8"H x 2 11/16"W
- DATE MADE:
Iron padlock. Shield over key hole marked: "VRA Thompson". Badly rusted.
Excavated from the site of New Kentucky. The New Kentucky settlement (present-day Tomball) is commemorated today by a county park. The site was the location of the Abraham Roberts homestead in 1836, which was situated at the famous fork in the road, where the Texan army turned south toward Harrisburg in route to join battle with Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's Mexican forces.
- CREDIT LINE: Lewter, Mr. and Mrs. John H.