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 County: Mitchell County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
West Texas Oil Refinery

West Texas Oil Refinery

Date: 1922
Creator: Newsom Photo
Description: Photograph of the West Texas Refinery. The photograph is from the air and shows the railroad with tanker cars stopped next to the refinery.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
California Company Employees on Porch

California Company Employees on Porch

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of California Company personnel posing on the porch of a house. The two women are wearing dresses and the two men are in suits.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Oil Field

Oil Field

Date: unknown
Creator: Newsom Photo
Description: Photograph of an oil field on a brushy plain. Several derricks are visible above the numerous oil wells stretching across the flat land.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
California Company Office in Winter

California Company Office in Winter

Date: February 16, 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Early Street Scene

Early Street Scene

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Boiler Plant

Boiler Plant

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the ice covered boiler at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Colorado City Main Street

Colorado City Main Street

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
California Company Men Standing in Snow

California Company Men Standing in Snow

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of members of the California Company (William Simpson, Leonard Orynski, and Earl Cramer) standing in the snow with Colorado City banker Maxwell Thomas. The men are standing next to their car, all wearing jackets and hats.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
California Company Workers with Cars

California Company Workers with Cars

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of California Company personnel among others posing in front of a couple early model vehicles.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City

Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
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