Two foremen inspect a storm stewer surrounded by sandbags during a 1953 flood

Two foremen inspect a storm stewer surrounded by sandbags during a 1953 flood

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two foremen identified as C.C. Maynard and W.F Crothers inspect a storm sewer surrounded by sandbags during a 1953 flood.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
A sign warns of a bad bridge during a 1953 flood

A sign warns of a bad bridge during a 1953 flood

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A sign warns to drive slow due to a bad bridge at 1000 ft during a 1953 flood. It reads "CAUTION Bad Bridge 1000 FT. Drive Slow."
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Jim Wright certificate from the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce]

[Jim Wright certificate from the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce]

Date: 1953
Creator: Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce
Description: Photo of a certificate given to Jim Wright. Photo taken in 1953.
Contributing Partner: Weatherford College
[Robert Pickel]

[Robert Pickel]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Robert Pickel served as Mayor of Palestine from 1953 until 1959.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Lerma Family Photo, 1953]

[Lerma Family Photo, 1953]

Date: February 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of a family group posed for a portrait. The five men and two women are all dressed in formal attire. They are standing outside in front of trees. The family photo was taken in February 1953. The Lerma family members are John (Pantaleón) Lerma, Sr. (1892-1985); Joseph P. Lerma (1897-1976); Louisa Lerma Tercero (1899-1972); Simon (Sam) Lerma, Jr. (1907-1966); Maxcimo (Max) Lerma (1903-1985); Francisco (Frank) Lerma (1911-1992); and Herminia (Minnie) Lerma Hinkle (1913-1994).
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Matta Family
[Negative of Lerma Family Photo, 1953]

[Negative of Lerma Family Photo, 1953]

Date: February 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a family group posed for a portrait. The five men and two women are all dressed in formal attire. They are standing outside in front of trees. The family photo was taken in February 1953. The Lerma family members are John (Pantaleón) Lerma, Sr. (1892-1985); Joseph P. Lerma (1897-1976); Louisa Lerma Tercero (1899-1972); Simon (Sam) Lerma, Jr. (1907-1966); Maxcimo (Max) Lerma (1903-1985); Francisco (Frank) Lerma (1911-1992); and Herminia (Minnie) Lerma Hinkle (1913-1994).
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Matta Family
[Firefighter Inside Charred Building]

[Firefighter Inside Charred Building]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a firefighter looking through debris inside the charred remains of the American Hotel after it caught fire.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Firefighters in American Hotel]

[Firefighters in American Hotel]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of firefighters inside the charred American Hotel after it caught fire in 1953.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Two Men Inside Charred Hotel]

[Two Men Inside Charred Hotel]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men standing in the door of the charred American Hotel after it caught fire.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Photograph of Man in Hotel After Fire]

[Photograph of Man in Hotel After Fire]

Date: April 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Double exposed photograph of a man inside the American Hotel after a fire.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
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