[Shaft from the Grandcamp near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description

A metal spar from the Grandcamp has been driven into the ground at about a 45 degree angle near the railroad tracks after the ship's explosion. Debris is scattered on the ground throught the area. In the background, flames and large clouds of smoke can be seen in the direction of the port.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. April 16, 1947.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by the Moore Memorial Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 13412 times, with 62 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Moore Memorial Public Library

The Moore Memorial Public Library documents the local history of Texas City and surrounding areas. Because of their work in preserving historical materials, they received the Rescuing Texas History grant.

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Description

A metal spar from the Grandcamp has been driven into the ground at about a 45 degree angle near the railroad tracks after the ship's explosion. Debris is scattered on the ground throught the area. In the background, flames and large clouds of smoke can be seen in the direction of the port.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • April 16, 1947

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  • April 13, 2006, 2:11 a.m.

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  • Sept. 16, 2020, 1:38 p.m.

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[Shaft from the Grandcamp near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, April 16, 1947; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11761/: accessed June 19, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.

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