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Armistice Day Parade

Armistice Day Parade

Date: November 11, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Armistice Day Parade in Orange, Texas on November 11, 1918. In the foreground is an American flag covered vehicle. A large crowd is moving towards the top of the photograph. Within the crowd are uniformed men, individuals and families. On the bottom left hand corner are wooden beams.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
E.W. and Carl Bancroft

E.W. and Carl Bancroft

Date: December 1917
Creator: Fox Company
Description: Photograph of E.W. Bancroft and his son, Carl M. Bancroft standing on a grassy curb in front of an old automobile. E.W. Bancroft is wearing a dark suit with a vest, necktie and hat. Carl Bancroft is wearing a navy uniform with a hat. Behind the car are telephone poles and wires, a tree and a house.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Lipscomb County Courthouse and Jail

Lipscomb County Courthouse and Jail

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph showing the Lipscomb County Courthouse from across the street on the buildings right side. Next to the left and in front of the courthouse is the jail and maintenance house. Around the courthouse lawn is a detailed fence. There are two trees on either side of the frame. On the left side of the frame there is a dark car parked beneath in the shade of a tree. Written across the bottom is, "Lipscomb County Court House at Lipscomb".
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Crushed Garage After Galveston, Texas Storm, 1915

Crushed Garage After Galveston, Texas Storm, 1915

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men and a crushed car amongst piles of debris after a storm in Galveston, Texas. The car is underneath piles of brick and a man in a newsboy cap is leaning on it. On the car are the numbers, "1507". In the background is a large pile of bricks and a man in suspenders, all within tin walls.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
First Garza County Court

First Garza County Court

Date: July 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the first Garza County Court. There are several men seated and standing in front of a canvas tent. All of the men are wearing hats and some are wearing neckties and some vests. In the front row, left to right are: S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy, and a Mr. Davis. In the back row, left to right: W.E. Alexander, Hal Murrey, Bud Boren, B.F. Wilkes and Oscar Kelly. In the middle of the frame is an old automobile with people in it. On the left side of the frame is a covered wagon and in the foreground is a saddle.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Galveston, Texas After Storm in 1915

Galveston, Texas After Storm in 1915

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Galveston, Texas after a storm. In the foreground on the right is a large pile of debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a man walking beside a building with a covered sidewalk. On the awning it reads, "Cafe Hotel, Seawall Cafe". Further down the sidewalk are more buildings and a few people on the wet sidewalk. On the right side in the background are parked cars.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Vehicles and Damaged Building After Tornado

Vehicles and Damaged Building After Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a damaged two-story building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In front of the building is a trailer and large pole with a wire going to the ground. There are two old cars and an old truck on the left side of the frame. In the foreground is a dirt road that leads to the building.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Debris and Vehicles After Tornado

Debris and Vehicles After Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a road with old cars and trucks traveling on it after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the background are bare trees, a car, and debris. In the foreground is a partial view of a vehicle and debris.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Town After Tornado

Town After Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Description: Photograph of street in a town after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The street is filled with debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a row of damaged two-story buildings. In front of the buildings is a bus, a few cars, and several people, mostly men wearing jackets and hats. A sign on the building closes to the left side of the frame reads, "...OODS-CO."
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Cars and Debris After Tornado

Cars and Debris After Tornado

Date: April 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a dirt road with fallen trees, old cars, and debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the near foreground is a view of metal sidings, possibly the back of a truck.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
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