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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, 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
Street Scene

Street Scene

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a scene on Pine Street in Abilene. Visible are a saloon and a drug store and several horse-drawn vehicles. The road is unpaved.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Muddy Road in Colorado City

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
View of Midland Street

View of Midland Street

Date: 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph looking down West Indiana Ave. in Midland, Texas in 1934. The Frank Elkins house is visible on the left.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Muddy Road in Colorado City

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Aerial View of Abilene

Aerial View of Abilene

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Abilene, Texas. The city is visible in the background. In the foreground are fields and roads, as well as a few buildings.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Aerial View of Abilene

Aerial View of Abilene

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Abilene, Texas. In the foreground is a construction site. The city is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Aerial View of Abilene

Aerial View of Abilene

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Abilene, Texas. In the foreground are fields. The city is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Aerial View of Hillcrest Development

Aerial View of Hillcrest Development

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Hillcrest Development in Abilene, Texas. In the foreground are streets with houses. In the background are fields.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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