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[Photograph of an Overturned Vehicle after a Tornado]

Description: Photograph of an overturned vehicle after the Glazier/Higgins, Texas tornado. There are shadows of two men, one wearing a hat, in the foreground. The overturned vehicle is in the center of the photo and behind the vehicle is a dirt road with a parked truck.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Higgins and Glazier, Texas Tornado Aftermath]

Description: Photograph of destruction after the Higgins and Glazier, Texas tornado. In the foreground is the shadow of a person wearing a hat. In the center is a piece of machinery covered in dirt. In the background on the right side of the frame are four men looking right. There is also an automobile, a fallen building, and a standing telephone pole.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Two Men and Tornado-Damaged Truck]

Description: Photograph of two men inspecting a badly damaged truck after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. The man on the left side of the frame wears khaki pants, a leather jacket, sunglasses and a hat. The other man wears a leather jacket and a cap. The truck is upright but the top half is crumpled. In the background are telephone poles, a tree, and an old car.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Men and Tornado-Damaged Vehicle]

Description: Photograph of two men inspecting a badly damaged vehicle after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. The vehicle's top half is crumpled. The men stand on the left side of the frame looking at the vehicle. Both wear leather jackets, one wears a cap and one wears a hat. In the background is a row of trees, another vehicle, and tall buildings in the distance.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Two Men and Tornado-Damaged Vehicle]

Description: Photograph of a trailer with large tires in a puddle after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. There is a shadow in the foreground of a person wearing a hat. In the background are railroad tracks, torn-up trees, a truck, telephone poles, and a damaged building.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Man and Pile of Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man in a flannel shirt and cap standing in front of a large pile of debris created by the Higgins/Glazier tornado. In the pile are many wooden boards and a few barrels. The man is pulling on something from the pile.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Man and Damaged Truck]

Description: Photograph of a damaged truck after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The front end of the truck is crushed. The truck is surrounded by wooden boards and planks. There is a young man in a jacket and hat on the right side of the frame. In the background is another man on the left side of the frame.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Fallen Tree, Damaged Car, and Scattered Debris]

Description: Photograph of a large tree that has fallen on a vehicle because of the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. In the foreground is scattered barrels, debris, wooden planks, and appliances. In the background are telephone poles and stripped trees.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Texas Town After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a row of damaged buildings after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. A sign on one building reads, "Weis Dry Goods Company" and another reads, "Slack and Wassenmiller Grocery and Market". In front of the stores are five cars and one truck. There are eight men standing by the vehicles, all wearing jackets and all but one wearing hats.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Police Car and Debris]

Description: Photograph of an old police car in front of a row of damaged storefronts after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The signs on the stores read, "Weis Dry Goods Company" and, "Slack and Wassenmiller Grocery and Market". In the background are three cars with three men in jackets and hats standing beside them. In the foreground are scattered pieces of wood.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[People and Destroyed Buildings After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two-story buildings destroyed by Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the buildings are busted out, the roofs are torn off, and there are large piles of debris in front of them. On the right side of the frame are seven men in jackets and hats and two women in skirts and jackets talking to each other. On the left side of the frame is a man, woman, and small girl looking at the group.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Workers Helping After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two women in coats and hats volunteering after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. One woman's hat has a small cross on it, the other woman wears glasses. They are in-between a vehicle and a table with food items on it. On the other side of the table are three men in police hats with cups in their hands. In the background are two men in jackets and coats, one is pointing, and a woman in a headscarf. Also in the background are cars and damaged buildings. In the foreground are tanks.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Destroyed Building and Piles of Debris

Description: Photograph of a demolished building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The ground is covered in wooden planks and beams, chairs, tires, bricks and tables. In the back are empty shelves standing upright. On the right side of the frame is a broken cinder-block wall.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Man Standing in Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of a house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. All around him on the ground is scattered debris and household items. In the foreground is an entire fallen wall with a shower head and knobs still attached. There is a large black area on the right side of the frame.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Fence, Tricycle, Tree and Puddle After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a barbed-wire fence and up-rooted tree after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. There is a tricycle and a piece of metal caught in the fence. In the foreground is a large puddle of water and mud. In the background is a mangled barbed-wire fence and scattered wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Man Standing on Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of a brick building with damaged windows after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. He is standing on top of pile of debris that includes bricks and wooden beams. He is wearing a flannel jacket, hat, and is smoking a cigarette. On the right side of frame is a street filled more debris and old cars. There are two men in hats standing in front of a car.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Man and Woman in Front of Fallen House]

Description: Photograph of an older couple standing beside a fallen house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The house is on the left side of the frame. Within the fallen walls there is a bed frame with blankets and clothing hanging on it. The man wears overalls, a jacket, and a hat. The woman wears a skirt, dark sweater, and a head scarf. Behind them are fallen walls and wooden beams. In the foreground is more debris, a bucket and an ax.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Damaged Building After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a damaged two-story brick building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the building are blown out and the roof is damaged. In front of the building is a pile of debris with bricks and wooden beams. In the close foreground on the right side of the frame is a partial view of an old car.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Debris in Ditch After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a dirt ditch filled with a pile of debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The pile contains big pieces of bent metal and wooden boards.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Cows After Tornado

Description: Photograph of four cows after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Three cows are lying down and one cow is standing and covered in mud. There is a large field and fence in the background.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Car and House After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a damaged car and house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The car is in the foreground on the left side of the frame and the house is in the background on the right side of the frame. The windows of th car and house are busted out and the roof of the house partially missing. All over the ground is scattered debris, including tree limbs, wooden boards, and pieces of metal.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of Farm Equipment and Debris]

Description: Photograph of a piece of farm equipment with large tires covered and surrounded by debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. There are wires across the top of the photograph. The debris includes many pieces of wooden beams and there are cinder blocks in the background.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of a Town After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of street in a town after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The street is filled with debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a row of damaged two-story buildings. In front of the buildings is a bus, a few cars, and several people, mostly men wearing jackets and hats. A sign on the building closes to the left side of the frame reads, "...OODS-CO."
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum