Burning of West Texas State Normal College, Canyon, Texas. Mar. 25, 1914

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Postcard depicting the fire that destroyed the West Texas State Normal College building on March 25, 1914. The image has been tinted and altered to show huge flames bursting from the roof of the building. A crowd watches the fire from the grounds of the building.

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1 postcard: col. ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1914.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Education in the Texas Panhandle, 1880-1930 and was provided by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 351 times, with 12 in the last month. More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum opened in 1933 to showcase the artifacts, art, and archives that document the history and culture of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding plains regions. The Museum is located at the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon.

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Description

Postcard depicting the fire that destroyed the West Texas State Normal College building on March 25, 1914. The image has been tinted and altered to show huge flames bursting from the roof of the building. A crowd watches the fire from the grounds of the building.

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1 postcard: col. ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Education in the Texas Panhandle, 1880-1930

Photographs of educators, students, school buildings and activities show the growth of educational endeavors, from one-room schools to colleges, within the Texas Panhandle.

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  • 1914

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  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:29 p.m.

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  • Aug. 19, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

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Burning of West Texas State Normal College, Canyon, Texas. Mar. 25, 1914, postcard, 1914; Chicago. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195809/: accessed November 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.