[West Fork of the Trinity River at Flood Stage]

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Photograph of the West Fork of the Trinity River seen at flood stage. A group of people are standing at the water's edge looking out over the water.

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1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1908.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection and was provided by Irving Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 735 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Irving Archives

Located in the Irving Public Library, the Archives collect and preserve the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities. Their holdings date from the mid-19th century to the present and contain artifacts from both city government and from private sources.

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Description

Photograph of the West Fork of the Trinity River seen at flood stage. A group of people are standing at the water's edge looking out over the water.

Physical Description

1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 14 cm.

Notes

Irving was established between the Elm and West Forks of the Trinity River. Flooding was a common occurrence along the river prior to its re-channeling and the construction of a levee system. During Irving's early decades, the primary route from Irving to Dallas was across the West Fork. In 1908, a major flood washed out the bridges and isolated Irvingites until the waters receded.

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O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection

These images were collected by O. D. and Estelle Bates from the citizens of Irving during the U.S. Bicentennial. Instrumental in forming the Irving Heritage Society, the Bates's contributions to the preservation of Irving's history are significant. The collection includes photographs of Irving homes, businesses and citizens in the early 1900s.

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  • 1908

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • June 6, 2005, 2:31 p.m.

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  • May 31, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

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[West Fork of the Trinity River at Flood Stage], photograph, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3279/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Irving Archives.