[Lake Mineral Wells, 1 of 4, Flood Stage]

Description:

Lake Mineral Wells, Mineral Wells State Park, is shown here in flood stage. Heavy spring rains dumped 7.2 inches of rainfall into the area over a violent week-end in March 1976, resulting in a flood that claimed 24 lives in fire- and water-related incidents. The dam is visible on the far left side of the picture, with water flowing over it. Flood waters cover a large part of the land between the photographer and the dam. The public boat ramp and fueling station are on the peninsula at the far right side of the picture. The picture is part of a group of films labeled "1977", but related news articles give the date as March of the previous year.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Parker County
Creation Date: 1941~  
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 92
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1941~
  • Digitized: November 21, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Parker County
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1941~  
Description:

Lake Mineral Wells, Mineral Wells State Park, is shown here in flood stage. Heavy spring rains dumped 7.2 inches of rainfall into the area over a violent week-end in March 1976, resulting in a flood that claimed 24 lives in fire- and water-related incidents. The dam is visible on the far left side of the picture, with water flowing over it. Flood waters cover a large part of the land between the photographer and the dam. The public boat ramp and fueling station are on the peninsula at the far right side of the picture. The picture is part of a group of films labeled "1977", but related news articles give the date as March of the previous year.

Note:

This is one of four pictures of the lake in flood stage

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_1272N.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth29919
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public