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[Holly Sugar Plant and Dump Trucks]

[Holly Sugar Plant and Dump Trucks]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Description: Photograph of nine Holly Sugar dump trucks in a dirt field lined up in front of the Holly Sugar plant.
Contributing Partner: Deaf Smith County Library
[Holly Sugar Dump Trucks]

[Holly Sugar Dump Trucks]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Description: Photograph of five unidentified individuals standing in front of three Holly Sugar dump trucks in a dirt field at the Holly Sugar plant.
Contributing Partner: Deaf Smith County Library
City of Denton, Public Works Department

City of Denton, Public Works Department

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Several City of Denton Public Works Department employees are paving a road. Some of the men are scooping tar out of the back of a dump truck, and some are flattening the tar. Some traffic cones are shown in the foreground, and some brick houses are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Description: Dumping base course through Thrall on U.S. Highway 79 in Williamson County. Includes automobile, dump truck, distant water tower.
Contributing Partner: Texas Department of Transportation
[Photograph of a Crashed Car]

[Photograph of a Crashed Car]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a car crashed into an overturned dump truck on a road in Beaumont, Texas. People and a building are visible to the right.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Fireman Spraying Hose at Accident]

[Fireman Spraying Hose at Accident]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of firemen spraying a water hose at a car crashed into an overturned dump truck in the middle of a road in Beaumont, Texas. People, cars, and buildings are visible to the right.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Description: Photograph of construction on U.S. Highway 79 (previously Highway 43) in Williamson County, Texas. A Marion shovel in the background is loading gravel base course with 1 1/4 yard and there are two dump trucks on the right of the photograph carrying the gravel. Several workers are visible near the shovel. Text on back of photograph reads: "Hy. 43 Wilson Co. Proj. 204, Loading gravel Base material with 1 1/4 yd. Marion shovel rented from Joe Mocken, Austin, Summer 1936."
Contributing Partner: Texas Department of Transportation
[News Script: Double truck accident]

[News Script: Double truck accident]

Date: April 14, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the collision of two dump trucks that caused a second accident.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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