[Photograph of the Higgins Tornado Destruction]

Description

Photograph of buildings and concrete destroyed by the tornado. On the left side of the frame in the foreground is the front end of an old truck.

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1 photograph ; b&w : 8 x 6 cm.

Creation Information

Russel Minton April 9, 1949.

Context

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 48 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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Description

Photograph of buildings and concrete destroyed by the tornado. On the left side of the frame in the foreground is the front end of an old truck.

Physical Description

1 photograph ; b&w : 8 x 6 cm.

Notes

Russel Minton took photos of Higgins Tornado on April 9th, 1947. Mildred Becker had the negatives developed.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • April 9, 1949

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 17, 2008, 7:33 p.m.

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  • May 10, 2016, 1:20 p.m.

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Russel Minton. [Photograph of the Higgins Tornado Destruction], photograph, April 9, 1949; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36103/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.