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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Burning Oil Well

Burning Oil Well

Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Description: Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Flames shoot high into the air, and smoke billows from the flames.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Burning Oil Well

Burning Oil Well

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph on postcard of the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well on fire near Ranger, Texas in 1919. Fire and smoke reach high in the sky, towering over the nearby trees.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
A. C. Jones Home

A. C. Jones Home

Date: January 7, 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the two-story Baroque architecture styled home of Mrs A. C. Jones located at 611 East Jones St. Philanthropist and supporter of local schools, Mrs. A.C. (Jane Field) Jones (1842-1918) built the house on this site after her husband Captain Jones’ death in 1906. Governors and other Texas leaders were welcomed here. Located on the hill where the college stands today, the first and much grander A.C. Jones home was sold to the John Flournoy and moved into town by mule and wagon. It stood facing Flournoy Park until it was razed in 1946.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Calypso

Calypso

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Car in Front of House

Car in Front of House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph on postcard of a house in Eastland, Texas. The house, partially hidden behind trees in the yard, is the Wolf residence. There is an early model car with an old style license plate in the driveway.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Carlos Merida mural

Carlos Merida mural

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: "Abstract, impelling symbolism of Carlos Merida mural in San Antonio Convention Center captures the spirit of the HemisFair '68 theme: Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Chase Field Swimming Pool

Chase Field Swimming Pool

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the "Swimming Pool, Chase Field, Beeville, Texas" as printed at the bottom of the card. On June 1, 1943, Chase Field was commissioned as a Naval Air Auxiliary Station to train naval aviators during World War II. The base was named for Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Brown Chase, who went down in the Pacific on a training flight in 1925. After the war, Chase Field was closed until 1953, when it was reopened during the Korean War to help with the over-crowding at NAS Corpus Christi. In July 1968, Chase Field was elevated in status to a full naval air station. With the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the number of armed forces was greatly reduced and on July 1, 1991, Chase Field was put on the list for closure. VT-26 was decommissioned May 22, 1992, with VT-24 and VT-25 de-commissioned on September 18, 1992. Finally, on February 1, 1993, Chase Field was officially disestablished, bringing an end to fifty years of service in naval training.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Cleveland Street in Early Beeville

Cleveland Street in Early Beeville

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Cleveland Street in Beeville. The large church on the right side of the street is the First Methodist Church which was erected in 1904-1905.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Commercial Hotel in Skidmore 1912

Commercial Hotel in Skidmore 1912

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard showing people sitting on the porch of the "Commercial Hotel" in Skidmore. The picture was taken on December 4, 1912. The names of the individuals sitting on the porch are on the back of the postcard going from left to right. The Commercial Hotel was destroyed by fire.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
Courthouse and Town

Courthouse and Town

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph on postcard of Eastland, Texas. A few businesses anc a large building are visible. The large brick building on the right is the old Eastland County Courthouse (demolished in 1926).
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame