[Landscape View of Big Spring, Texas]

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2 photographs of a landscape view of Big Spring, Texas. There is a small pen in the foreground. Written underneath the image are "Big Spring in the 1890's - This unusual view of Big Springs (as it was known then) was taken from the northwest slopes and includes the T&P shops to the right. The steeple of the courthouse, erected less than a decade earlier may be seen dimly in the centre. Some say the pens in the foreground were on a tract owned by the Earl of Aylesford and operated by his friend, John Birdwell" and "Big Spring Heritage ... continued below

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2 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm., or smaller, on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Big Spring Heritage Museum 1890~/1899~.

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This item is part of the collection entitled: Texas & Pacific Railway Collection and one other and was provided by The Grace Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this item can be viewed below.

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2 photographs of a landscape view of Big Spring, Texas. There is a small pen in the foreground. Written underneath the image are "Big Spring in the 1890's - This unusual view of Big Springs (as it was known then) was taken from the northwest slopes and includes the T&P shops to the right. The steeple of the courthouse, erected less than a decade earlier may be seen dimly in the centre. Some say the pens in the foreground were on a tract owned by the Earl of Aylesford and operated by his friend, John Birdwell" and "Big Spring Heritage Museum." On the back of the mat is a card with an image of Heneage Finch and a short description of his life, as well as a letter from Joe Pickle to a man named Don.

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2 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm., or smaller, on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Texas & Pacific Railway Collection

Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • 1890~/1899~

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  • June 27, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

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  • July 28, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

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Big Spring Heritage Museum. [Landscape View of Big Spring, Texas], item, 1890~/1899~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860274/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.