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Religious Baptism at Seven Wells

Description: Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Collapsed Derrick

Description: Photograph of a close view of a collapsed oil derrick on an icy hill at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. The broken lumber along with the corrugated sheet metal walls are covered in ice.
Date: unknown
Creator: Classen, Willard J.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Building

Description: Photograph of the ice covered bunkhouse at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Truck

Description: Photograph of an ice covered truck at the California Company's Richardson Number One site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Oil Derrick and Well

Description: Photograph of the steel oil derrick and well site at the LeSure well in Mitchell County, Texas, 1922.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Religious Baptism at Seven Wells

Description: Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Damaged Derrick

Description: Photograph of the a collapsed oil derrick on an icy hill at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Description: Copy negative of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Workers with Cars

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel posing in front of some cars. Nine people and five early model cars are visible in the picture.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Office in Winter

Description: Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible.
Date: February 16, 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Under Snow

Description: Photograph of Colorado City, Texas in winter. Several houses are visible and covered in snow.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Description: Photograph of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

West Texas Oil Refinery

Description: Photograph of the West Texas Refinery. The photograph is from the air and shows the railroad with tanker cars stopped next to the refinery.
Date: 1922
Creator: Newsom Photo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Employees on Porch

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel posing on the porch of a house. The two women are wearing dresses and the two men are in suits.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Oil Field

Description: Photograph of an oil field on a brushy plain. Several derricks are visible above the numerous oil wells stretching across the flat land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newsom Photo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Office in Winter

Description: Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible.
Date: February 16, 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Early Street Scene

Description: Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Boiler Plant

Description: Photograph of the ice covered boiler at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Main Street

Description: Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Men Standing in Snow

Description: Photograph of members of the California Company (William Simpson, Leonard Orynski, and Earl Cramer) standing in the snow with Colorado City banker Maxwell Thomas. The men are standing next to their car, all wearing jackets and hats.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Workers with Cars

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel among others posing in front of a couple early model vehicles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City

Description: Copy negative of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame