[Piled Debris from Higgins Tornado]


Photograph of a view of piled wooden planks, other debris from tornado destruction and cloudy sky from dirt road.

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

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Russell Minton April 9, 1947.


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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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Photograph of a view of piled wooden planks, other debris from tornado destruction and cloudy sky from dirt road.

Physical Description

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


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

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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, 1947

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  • April 17, 2008, 7:33 p.m.

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  • May 10, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

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Russell Minton. [Piled Debris from Higgins Tornado], photograph, April 9, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36106/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.