[Lake Mineral Wells, 4 of 4: The Spillway]

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Shown here is the lower end of the spillway from Lake Mineral Wells after the flood in March 1976. The dam is barely visible at the upper end of the spillway in the middle of the picture. The road directly below the dam is under water, and is not visible in any other pictures of this flood. It suffered such severe damage that it had to be rebuilt.

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1 photograph : b&w

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Creator: Unknown. April 1976.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: A. F. Weaver Collection and was provided by Boyce Ditto Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 117 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Shown here is the lower end of the spillway from Lake Mineral Wells after the flood in March 1976. The dam is barely visible at the upper end of the spillway in the middle of the picture. The road directly below the dam is under water, and is not visible in any other pictures of this flood. It suffered such severe damage that it had to be rebuilt.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w

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Troy,
The MW Index story of this flood places the date in late March of 1976. The date on the folder of the pictures is 8-6-77. There is no story of heavy rain during early August of 1977. Bob

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A. F. Weaver Collection

This colorful panorama covers Mineral Wells' founding and its mercurial growth as a resort center and army town to the present. Photos are from local historian and photographer A.F. Weaver, local families and research sources.

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  • April 1976

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[Lake Mineral Wells, 4 of 4: The Spillway], photograph, April 1976; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29916/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.