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Men Working on Rig
Photograph of men working on a cable tool rig near the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in 1941. The men are dressed in work clothes while working on the equipment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50037/
Flow and Setting Tanks
Photograph of the flow tank and setting tank at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50009/
Early Street Scene
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50084/
People Watching Pipes
Photograph of four men and a boy watching pipes drain liquid at the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50053/
Car on Trail
Photograph of a car driving on a rocky, off-road trail at Antelope Circle, near Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50079/
Hotel Sharbauer
Photograph of the Hotel Sharbauer in Midland, Texas in 1934. Several cars are parked along the street, and a cleaners with a wall mural is visible next to the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50067/
Car by Cliff
Photograph of a car driving next to a rocky cliff at Antelope Circle, near Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50080/
Men Working on Rig
Photograph of men working on the Landreth No. 1 Kirk rig in Gaines County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50046/
Brick House
Photograph of the Paul Ryan residence in 1934. The brick house is located on West Wall St. in Midland, Texas. A thin layer of snow is visible in the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50061/
Abe Hendrickson on Rig
Photograph of Abe Hendrickson standing on the Landreth No. 1 Kirk well in Gaines County, Texas in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50071/
Snow and Oil Field
Photograph of the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. There is snow covering the ground, and the visible oil derricks stretch into the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50025/
Boiler Plant
Photograph of the ice covered boiler at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50099/
Colorado City Main Street
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50085/
View of Big Spring, Texas
Photograph of Big Spring, Texas from a hilltop. The one tall building on the left center of the photograph is the Settler Hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50056/
California Company Men Standing in Snow
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50095/
Separator
Photograph of the separators at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50010/
View of El Paso
Photograph of El Paso, Texas from Rim Road in 1936. The road runs along the edge of Mount Franklin overlooking the Valley and toward Downtown El Paso. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50045/
Men Working on Rig
Photograph of men working on the Landreth No. 1 Kirk rig in Gaines County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50047/
Men Working on Rig
Photograph of the Landreth No. 1 Kirk rig in Gaines County, Texas. Men in work clothes are working on the rig. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50051/
Oil Tank
Photograph of an oil tank at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50012/
Group of Men
Photograph of several men, including John S. Kelly and Ronald DeFord, standing in the desert of Hudspeth County, Texas. The men are dressed in slacks and collared shirts, apparently holding a meeting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50034/
Oil Well
Photograph of the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50055/
Oil Rig
Photograph of the Landreth No. 1 Kirk rig in Gaines County, Texas. A man can be seen working in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50048/
Tank Battery and Treaters
Photograph of the oil tank battery and treaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The treaters are in the foreground and the tank battery can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50001/
Crockett County Stage Stop Ruins
Photograph of the ruins of a stage stop at the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in Crockett County, Texas. A flag is flying over the crumbling walls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50042/
Camp in Winter
Photograph of the camp at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The small buildings and ground surrounding them are covered in snow. There are a couple vehicle trails visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50008/
Oil in McGee Well
Photograph of oil in the well at the McGee Well site near Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50083/
Hendrick Oil Well and Connections
Photograph of the pipe connections on the Hendrick #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50030/
California Company Workers with Cars
Photograph of California Company personnel among others posing in front of a couple early model vehicles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50078/
Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City
Copy negative of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50093/
House
Photograph of a house located at 807 West Texas in Midland, Texas in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50062/
Burning Oil
Photograph of smoke rising over an oil field in Crockett County, Texas. The smoke is from burning waste oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50026/
Church in Winter
Photograph of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50092/
Drilling Well
Photograph of an oil well, being drilled at the Powell oil field in Crockett County, Texas. Cars are parked on the dirt in front of the well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50014/
Men on Office Porch
Photograph of men (including Willard J. Classen and Bill Simpson) standing on the front porch of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas. There are three early model cars visible in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50072/
Flow Tank
Photograph of a flow tank at the Hendrick field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50028/
Oil Rig
Photograph of the Landreth No. 1 Kirk rig in Gaines County, Texas. Several pipes are lying on the deck of the rig. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50050/
Men Working on Rig
Photograph of two men in work clothes working on the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50054/
Engine House
Photograph of the inside of the engine house at the Hendricks #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50011/
Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City
Photograph of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50091/
Man in Snow
Photograph of a geologist from the Standard Oil Company, in coat and boots, standing next to a house in the snow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50098/
Workers on Hendrick Well
Photograph of two workers on the Hendrick #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50024/
Discovery Well
Photograph of the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. The well and a couple of outbuildings are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50052/
Tank Battery
Photograph of winter snow scene at Tank Battery on the Hendrick Lease, Section 41, Winkler County, Texas. The photograph shows three large tanks, connected by a platform with a steep set of stairs. The stairs and ground are covered in snow. Oil well structures are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50033/
Crockett County Stage Stop Ruins
Photograph of the ruins of a stage stop at the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in Crockett County, Texas. A flag is flying over the crumbling walls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50041/
Oil Rig
Photograph of an oil well in Crockett County, Texas in 1939 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50039/
Western Parade
Photograph of a marching band dressed in cowboy attire. They are playing instruments and marching down the street for a parade. Onlookers line the road as the parade approaches the corner of Colorado and Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50065/
Men Posing for Picture
Photograph of several men posing for a picture near Silverton, Texas on May 7, 1938. The men are, from left to right, Cole Taylor, Reid Brighton, Ed R. Porch, Bert Haigh, Dave Pennol, Carl Barnhart, Jimmie Day, Oscar Champion, and Jimmie Lowe. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50035/
Midland Main Street
Photograph of Main St., looking south, in Midland, Texas in 1934. Several cars are visible, and business buildings line the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50064/
Church in Winter
Copy negative of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50094/