[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Description

Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."

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1 postcard : col.

Creation Information

Yates, Frank July 1954.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Laredo Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 17161 times , with 339 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Laredo Public Library

The Laredo Public Library materials include local history materials selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-Risk Photographs and Maps. Images include photographs of the border area, Fort McIntosh and maps of early Laredo.

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Description

Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."

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1 postcard : col.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps, 2006, presents local history materials from eleven partners: the Clay County Historical Society, Genevieve Miller Public Library, the Palestine Public Library, the Laredo Public Library, the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, the Moore Memorial Public Library, UT Pan-American, the Clark Hotel Museum, the Austin Public Library, and Concordia University at Austin. Funding is provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • July 1954

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • May 8, 2006, 10:42 a.m.

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  • June 1, 2010, 8:12 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Yates, Frank. [Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas], postcard, July 1954; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13273/: accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Laredo Public Library.