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Piled Debris from Higgins Tornado

Piled Debris from Higgins Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Description: View of piled wooden planks, other debris from tornado destruction and cloudy sky from dirt road.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Man After Tornado

Man After Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Description: Photograph of man standing between loading ramp and house. There are wooden planks and other objects strewn about the ground brought on by the tornado.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Higgins Tornado Destruction

Higgins Tornado Destruction

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Description: Photograph of building destroyed by tornado with cars on left and large pole in front. In foreground is a winding dirt road.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Higgins Tornado Destruction

Higgins Tornado Destruction

Date: April 9, 1949
Creator: Russel Minton
Description: Photograph of buildings and concrete destroyed by tornado. On left side of the frame in the foreground is the front end of an old truck.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Higgins Tornado Destruction

Higgins Tornado Destruction

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Description: Photograph of large, overturned farm equipment in front of building. There is a dirt road in foreground with strewn and splintered wooden planks.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Destuction from Higgins Tornado

Destuction from Higgins Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Description: View from dirt road of an overturned automobile, bare trees and scattered debris from tornado destruction.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Section of Mangham Airport after a Tornado in 1972

Section of Mangham Airport after a Tornado in 1972

Date: unknown
Creator: Mike Patterson
Description: Section of Mangham Airport after a Tornado on October 22, 1972 in Smithfield
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Overturned Vehicle and Debris After Tornado

Overturned Vehicle and Debris After Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a landscape of bare trees and debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. On the left side of the frame is an overturned vehicle. In the foreground is a puddle of mud.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
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
New Bridge at Fair Park

New Bridge at Fair Park

Date: unknown
Creator: Moody, Jim
Description: Photograph of the newly built covered bridge at Fair Park. The photo was made one day before the 2006 tornado which severely damaged Fair Park and destroyed the bridge.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
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