[Crowd assemblng for cornerstone ceremony, West Texas State Normal College]

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Photograph of spectators gathered for the cornerstone ceremony for the new West Texas State Normal College administration building. Several men stand on a platform facing the crowd. Several people are holding umbrellas and men wearing Masonic regalia are visible in the crowd. Several automobiles and a horse and buggy are parked behind the audience, and a saddled horse is hitched to a rail fence running along a roadway leading to the site. Houses and other buildings are visible in the background. The date of the event appears on the image.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

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Lusby, Maidens Stennett September 15, 1915.

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This photograph 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 64 times , with 5 in the last month . More information about this photograph 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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Photograph of spectators gathered for the cornerstone ceremony for the new West Texas State Normal College administration building. Several men stand on a platform facing the crowd. Several people are holding umbrellas and men wearing Masonic regalia are visible in the crowd. Several automobiles and a horse and buggy are parked behind the audience, and a saddled horse is hitched to a rail fence running along a roadway leading to the site. Houses and other buildings are visible in the background. The date of the event appears on the image.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

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"Laying cornerstone for ad. buildling, W.T.S. Normal, Sept. 15, 1915. Some citizens shown atttending are L.G. Conner, Mit Slack, T.F. Ricks [?], _____ Dison, H.C Roffey, L.T. Lester, ______ Eakman, & S.V. Wirt."

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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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  • September 15, 1915

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:29 p.m.

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  • Sept. 18, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

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Lusby, Maidens Stennett. [Crowd assemblng for cornerstone ceremony, West Texas State Normal College], photograph, September 15, 1915; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195820/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.