After Higgins Tornado from Truck Bed


View of cars and tornado damage to fence with metal truck bed in lower frame.

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1 photographic image, b&w: 5.0 in. X 3.5 in.

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Russell Minton April 9, 1947.


This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Wolf Creek Heritage Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 157 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.


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Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

The Wolf Creek Heritage Museum partnered with us to provide access to materials that document the history of Lipscomb County. Materials include photographs of early citizens, tornado damage from the devastating storms of 1947 and 1949, and ranching. The collections also include two books: Lipscomb County Cemeteries and A History of Lipscomb County, Texas, 1876-1976.

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View of cars and tornado damage to fence with metal truck bed in lower frame.

Physical Description

1 photographic image, b&w: 5.0 in. X 3.5 in.


Russell Minton took these photos after the Higgins Tornado. Mildred Becker had the negatives developed in 2003.

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This photograph is part of the following collection of related materials.

Rescuing Texas History, 2007

Rescuing Texas History 2007, presents materials from fifteen partners: Anderson County Historical Commission; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Bosque County Historical Commission; Childress County Heritage Museum; Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History; Dallas Heritage Village; First Christian Church, Port Arthur; Heritage House Museum, Orange; Historic Rose Marine Theater; Kemah Historical Society; Museum of the American Railroad; Palestine Public Library; Sanger Public Library; Sulphur Springs Public Library; and Val Verde Historical Commission.

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  • April 9, 1947

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  • April 17, 2008, 7:32 p.m.

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  • April 29, 2011, 7:11 p.m.

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Russell Minton. After Higgins Tornado from Truck Bed, photograph, April 9, 1947; ( accessed October 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.