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  Partner: North Texas History Center
 Resource Type: Photograph
 Decade: 1940-1949
McKinney Junk Company, Spencer Smith Wrecking Yard, 1940

McKinney Junk Company, Spencer Smith Wrecking Yard, 1940

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Four trucks lined up in front of Smith Auto Parts store in McKinney. The trucks range from 1920s to late 1930s. Nine men sit on top of the trucks.
Contributing Partner: North Texas History Center
Personnel, Texas Textile Mills McKinney, Texas, Frank W. Smith, Supt.

Personnel, Texas Textile Mills McKinney, Texas, Frank W. Smith, Supt.

Date: c. 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Probably WWII era, based on all the female employees, especially when compared to the other photo of the Textile Mill employees in this collection.
Contributing Partner: North Texas History Center
Wood's Cafe, early 1940's, McKinney

Wood's Cafe, early 1940's, McKinney

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: High vantage point photo of the inside of the cafe, looking towards front door. This is a very busy lunch hour. Most of the men have either hung their hats on the wall rack or still have them on. Only two people have noticed the photographer, the rest are occupied by their meal or conversation. The door to the cafe is propped open, leaving the screen door to allow any sort of breeze in.
Contributing Partner: North Texas History Center
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