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[Illuminated fountain at TWU]

[Illuminated fountain at TWU]

Date: c. 1978-04
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of fountain at Texas Woman's University. The fountain's edge is lined by faucets shooting water above the fountain. There are also lights illuminating the fountain.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
WTU Water Supply

WTU Water Supply

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of WTU Water Supply plant. The plant is made up of several large round tanks. Two cars are on the road in front of the plant.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Two Women on Lake

Two Women on Lake

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Willie Hardie Walker and an unknown woman sitting by the lake. Both women are wearing dresses and hats. They sit across a bar that over looks the lake, which is behind them. A shoreline can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Roscoe After Flood

Roscoe After Flood

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a view of Roscoe after a flood. A man on a horse stands in a field of water. A wooden barn is behind him.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Pedro Chavez and the First Well in Redford, Texas

Pedro Chavez and the First Well in Redford, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Paper about Carrasco family and their ranch in Redford, Texas where the first well was dug. Pedro Chaves, a child raised by the Carrasco family on their ranch in Redford. This is a research paper written by Saul Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Felipe Carrasco (1897-1923) getting water from a well. This photo was included in a research paper by Rolando Ontineros for a history class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Words Carved into Fountain]

[Words Carved into Fountain]

Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of text carved into three sides of a fountain in Fort Worth, Texas. Water pours from the mouth of a horned face at the base of the fountain.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
["The Panama Limited" at Pass Manchac]

["The Panama Limited" at Pass Manchac]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Illinois Central's "The Panama Limited" train No. 6, northbound, at Pass Manchac north of New Orleans, enroute to Chicago. train is passing over a body of water.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
Joe Lee's Restaurant

Joe Lee's Restaurant

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Joe Lee's Seafood Restaurant in Kemah, Texas. The restaurant is on stilts, and the sign above the restaurant shows signs of damage. Several buildings in the background also show signs of damage. The ground beneath the restaurant is covered by shallow brown water and debris. A boat is also partially visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Kemah Historical Society
[Standing water on Peoples Street]

[Standing water on Peoples Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of two men standing knee deep in water before a home on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is on Peoples street and taken after the first wave. About two blocks from the bay."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
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