The attribute sets and attributes for the above class are described below. Minor edits which enhance the current definitions should be made directly to the text. Major changes or revisions which change the attribute words should follow the directions at the bottom of this page under Proposed Changes.
Multiple choice. Note that historic is defined as prior to 1950. Anything after 1950 is considered graffiti. Examples for Historic.Historic Writing
- A date in any format.
- Usually two or three letters, sometimes with periods following the letters.
- Numbers, letters, or a combination usually indicating a boundary such as those used for mining claims.
- A person's first or last name, or both.
- Any indication of an organization such as military, etc.
- Place Name
- The name of a city, state, etc. usually found in conjunction with a person's initials or name indicating his origin.
- Any words, phrases, poems, etc. not fitting into the categories above.
Single choice. All historic drawings made by white immigrants or their descendants are described here with little detail and should not be classified using the normal classes. Examples for Historic.Historic Drawings
- Human like.
- Christian cross religious symbol. This is usually drawn with the lower vertical segment longer than the other segments.
- Geometric designs that are not crosses or swastikas.
- Man on horse.
- Heart or heart with arrow.
- Livestock Brands
- Cattle brands may include letters and geometrics.
- Plants and flowers.
- WW II German emblem or ancient religious symbol.
- Animal like.
- Any historic drawings not fitting one of the above classifications.
Single choice. If the element is or includes a date, select a date range. Elements with dates after 1949 should be recorded as vandalism. Examples for Historic.Date Range
- Before 1800
- Any date before 1800.
- Before 1860
- Any date between 1800 and 1859, inclusive.
- 1860 through 1869.
- 1870 through 1879.
- 1880 through 1889.
- 1890 through 1899.
- 1900 through 1909.
- 1910 through 1919.
- 1920 through 1929.
- 1930 through 1939.
- 1940 through 1949.
Single choice. Examples for Zoomorphic.Quadruped-Domestic
- Any foul animal.
- Cow or Bull
- Cow or bull.
- Pet dog.
Multiple choice. Equipment used on horses, mules, and other domestic animals. Multiple choice. Examples for Zoomorphic.Tack
- Saddle blanket.
- Brand mark on rear leg or side.
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