[Hell's Gate]

Description:

An old channel of the Brazos River cut a gap in a sandstone formation in the Possum Kingdom area. Water from the impounded Possum Kingdom Lake covered the area and created this spectacular scene when the Morris Shepard Dam was built by the W.P.A. for flood control in the late 1930's.
For a feel of the magnitude of the vista, please note the two-story home atop the cliff to the right of the photograph.

Creator(s): A. F. Weaver
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 4,617
Past 30 days: 52
Yesterday: 0
Creator :
Date(s):
  • Digitized: October 23, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

An old channel of the Brazos River cut a gap in a sandstone formation in the Possum Kingdom area. Water from the impounded Possum Kingdom Lake covered the area and created this spectacular scene when the Morris Shepard Dam was built by the W.P.A. for flood control in the late 1930's.
For a feel of the magnitude of the vista, please note the two-story home atop the cliff to the right of the photograph.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Possum Kingdom Lake
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_1032N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth25101
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public