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Ribbon Cutting of the First Childress County Heritage Museum

Description: Janet Norris (Mrs. E. E. Smith) cuts a red ribbon as Mayor Glen Buckley and County Judge Harper Knight hold the ribbon taut for her at the ribbon cutting and opening of the Childress County Heritage Museum in 1976. The ribbon cutting and opening of the CCHM happened in conjunction with the county's bi-centennial celebration. The museum's new home was in a refurbished jail on the courthouse square.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Judge A. J. Fires

Description: Framed portrait of Judge A. J. Fires looking towards the camera in a dark suit with white collared shirt and a polka-dot bow tie. His right hand is sitting on an open book and holding his eye glasses. Fires arrived in Childress in a snow storm on November 10, 1886, and was active in the organization of the county seat. He was elected county judge and later district judge. The flag at the Childress post office was lowered to half staff at the time of his death at age 81.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Childress Concert Band, c. 1906

Description: Photograph of the Childress Concert Band seated and standing with their instruments outside of a nondescript building. The band consists of all men; a large bass drum occupies the center of the frame which says "Childress Concert Band."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[A. L. Mills with Buffaloes in Childress Fair Park 1960's]

Description: Photograph of a man, A. L. Mills, looking at a mother buffalo and her calf through a wire fence. The man is wearing a coat and has his hands in his pockets. Both the buffaloes and the man are faced towards each other. There are leafless tress in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Gene Autry in Childress, Texas

Description: Photograph of a smiling Gene Autry dressed in a button-up shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy boots with a baseball glove on his hand behind his back. We see his left profile. Behind him is a large building with a large screened window on the right side of the frame, a screened door behind Mr. Autry, and three electricity gauge boxes. There is grass and weeds in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Old Settlers 1946

Description: Photograph of several young and old gathered in Fair Park for the 58th Old Settlers Reunion on July 18th, 1946. There are several cars parked behind the settlers beneath some trees.
Date: July 18, 1946
Item Type: Photograph

The Car-Vu

Description: Photograph of two people sitting in a car and watching a movie at the drive-in theater Car-Vu. The movie is projected on a large screen in front of the vehicle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

The Palace during WWII

Description: Photograph of two soldiers in uniform standing in front of the Palace Theater in Childress, Texas during World War II. Two jeeps labeled "U. S. Army Recruiting Service" are parked in front of the theater. A sign that reads "What Next Cpl Hargrove" is affixed to the front of the theater.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Denver Road Band - Childress]

Description: Photograph of the Denver Road Band of Childress, Texas. The marching band is posing in a semi-circle in front of an unidentifiable building with a sidewalk lined with flowers in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Saturday morning at The Palace

Description: Photograph of several children standing in line at the Palace Theater on a Saturday morning circa 1950. Posters for "Cariboo Trail" are visible on the front of the theater.
Date: c. 1950
Item Type: Photograph

Palace Theater rebuilt 1937

Description: The Palace Theater was opened in 1937 after a previous theater was destroyed by fire. The theater was opened and operated by Mrs. Mable Phipps, widow of F. M. Phipps, and G. R. Layton, son of the late G. S. Layton.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Rufus Layton

Description: Photograph of Rufus Layton, son of G. S. Layton. Co-owner of Phipps and Layton Theaters.
Date: 1937
Creator: Webb Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Woods Mclody Boys

Description: Photograph of a musical group. Eight men are shown in uniform, holding various instruments behind a microphone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Picnic at Grosbeck

Description: Photograph of a picnic gathering. An unknown group of people are shown seated under a white tent held up by two vertical posts. The picnic is in front of a wooded area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial Photo of Childress

Description: Aerial photo of Childress looking southeast. The country club and golf course are visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Johnson, Judy L.
Item Type: Photograph

Childress High School Graduating Class of 1914

Description: Photograph of the graduating senior class of Childress High School in 1914. Top row from left to right: Dick Weddington, Patti Jefferies, Anis Campbell, J. D. Gilliam, Edith Sport, Lida Pittman, Irene Baker, Tully Dian. Center row from left to right: Mary Biggerstaff, Bertha Copher, Elizabeth Milner, Lora Curd, Ella Keer, Mary Johnson. Front row from left to right: Hazel Howard, Nell Crews, Abbie Berry, Mary Coffee, Bess Johnson. Written on the negative in the bottom left corner to cause white text on the positive print: "C.H.S. 1914."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hanna, Mark
Item Type: Photograph

[Fair Park Rotary Bowl 1950's]

Description: Photograph of a picnic area in Childress' Fair Park known as the "Rotary Bowl". It is a circular arrangement of stationary tables and benches. The Rotary Bowl is surrounded by tall trees and there is a line of parked cars on the street behind the Rotary Bowl.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph