[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 9, 1912]

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Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note thanking Pendexter for his recent card and describing the fire taking place in the photo on the reverse side of this card. The photograph shows a smoking building with a fire truck parked outside and firemen running hoses into the building; the caption says this fire took place March 25, 1912. There are civilians in the picture as well but they are standing behind the scene watching the firemen work.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Johnston, W. B. April 9, 1912.

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Fire Museum of Texas

Located in the Beaumont Fire Department's 1927 Central Fire Station, the museum opened in 1984 and became the official state fire museum in 1986. Today it provides access to fire service history and education for people across the state of Texas. This nonprofit organization is operated by Beaumont Fire-Rescue Services.

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  • Main Title: [Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 9, 1912]
  • Series Title: Action Images

Description

Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note thanking Pendexter for his recent card and describing the fire taking place in the photo on the reverse side of this card. The photograph shows a smoking building with a fire truck parked outside and firemen running hoses into the building; the caption says this fire took place March 25, 1912. There are civilians in the picture as well but they are standing behind the scene watching the firemen work.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

George Pendexter Postcard Collection

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  • April 9, 1912

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • March 18, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

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  • June 3, 2016, 11:21 a.m.

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Johnston, W. B. [Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 9, 1912], postcard, April 9, 1912; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth706189/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fire Museum of Texas.