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[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

[Photograph of Men Cleaning Tornado Debris]

Description: Photograph of a group of six to nine men cleaning debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. On the right side of the frame is a large truck. The men are throwing a pile of bricks into the back of the truck. The license plate on the truck reads, "Farm Truck RB3207 Texas 47". The men wear jackets and some wear hats. In the background is another commercial truck and the brick side of a damaged store with a sign that reads, "Weis Dry Goods".
Date: April 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Truck Damaged After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a truck damaged by the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The windows of the truck are busted out and the hood is dented with bricks. There is a license plate on the front of the truck. A man in a button-up shirt and cap stands looking at the truck. On either side of the truck is another truck and an old car. Behind the car on the right side of the frame is a truck with a tank that says, "TEXACO". In the background is a damaged two-story building.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of People and Damaged Building After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of the Higgins Railroad Depot after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The windows and part of the roof are blown off of the building. In the foreground are railroad tracks and a railroad service cart. Beside the depot are two women in dresses and hats and four men in hats talking to each other. In the background is debris and an old car. The ground is covered with debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Destroyed Car and Collapsed Buildings After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a destroyed car with the words, "Grocery & Market" written on it after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Behind the car is a collapsed brick wall. On the right side of the frame are three brick buildings. On the left side of the frame are other undamaged vehicles. All over the ground is debris that includes wooden beams and twisted metal.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Debris and Damaged Buildings After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a badly damaged brick building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the building are gone and chunks of the roof are missing. In the foreground are large piles of debris that includes bricks, wooden beams, and pieces of metal, as well as a bent pole and a sign that reads, "No Parking Any Time". There are two men in hats on the roof of the building.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Car Dented with Bricks After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a car badly dented with bricks after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Behind the car is a row of damaged store fronts. The signs on the stores read, "Weis Dry Goods Company" and "Slack and Wassenmiller Grocery and Market". In the background on the left side of the frame is a group of men with a ladder and a man on top of the store's awning. On the right side of the frame behind the car is a group of men in hat and a boy carrying a broom.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Badly Damaged Building After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a two-story brick building that has been badly damaged after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the building are gone, window screens hang from the second story windows, and the roof is missing. The foreground is covered in debris, including bricks and wooden boards. A sign on the left side of the frame reads, "Insurance".
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Display at Fair

Description: Photograph of a fair display. The display consists of labeled jarred goods, fruit and vegetables in a basket, two prairie dresses hung up on either side with a painting or drawing hanging in-between them. There are shoes, flowers, and a towel as well. Written in pen across the bottom is, " Bookers exhibit at Fair in Lipscomb".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Woman With Deer

Description: Photograph of Kate Blau kneeling and feeding a small deer. In the background is grass, a fence, and a house. Typed on the top border is the date, " JUN 60"
Date: June 1960
Item Type: Photograph

Wheat Display at Fair

Description: Photograph of a fair display. Depicted beneath and in-between streamers are piles of good and bad seeds, milling, flour and bread. The labels on the back row read, from left to right, "Seed Approved Quality, Good Milling Quality, Good Flour, and Light Fluffy". The front row, from left to right, reads, "Seed, Undesirable Quality, Inferior Flour, and Soggy-Heavy." In front these piles is a lable reading "Booker". At the bottom, written in pen, are the words "Our Fair in Lipscomb KB".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Men and Women on Hay Wagon

Description: Photograph of fifteen women and fourteen men sitting and standing on a hay wagon hitched to a team of four dark horses. They are all looking at the camera and they all wear bonnets, hats, or cowboy hats. The women are wearing light-colored dresses and the the men have collared shirts on and some wear suits and ties. Behind them are two buildings. A sign on the building on the right side of the frame reads, "Real Estate and Cattle. Merydith and Co. School and RR Lands, Farms and Ranches". In the foreground is grass and weeds.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

The Hamker Well

Description: Photograph of the Hamker Well. A truck pulling a wagon is front of the well on the right side of the frame. Four men stand in front of the truck. On the left side of the photo there is a small white structure and lots of metal pipe on the ground in front of it. Written on the top border is the date, "5-30-27" and written across the bottom border is, "The Hamker Well".
Date: unknown
Creator: Marquis
Item Type: Photograph

Gussie Shutterly's Well

Description: Photograph of Gussie Shutterly's Well. There is car parked on the very left side of the frame and two others on the right side of the frame. The well tower is centered and there are wires attached to it. There is a double exposure on the right side of the photograph that shows the back end of a car. Written across the bottom border is "Gussie Shutterly's Well. May 1959."
Date: May 1959
Item Type: Photograph

The Boone Tyson Well

Description: Photograph of the Boone Tyson Well. Surrounding the well are four cars, three trucks, a camper, four tanks, a pile of long pipe and eight people on or around it. In the foreground are a man and woman standing next to a car. The date is printed on the top border of the photo, "May 56".
Date: May 1956
Item Type: Photograph

Plum Creek Farm

Description: Photograph of the Plum Creek Farm. In the foreground is a white picket fence with a gate. Above the gate is a horseshoe-shaped sign that says, "Plum-Creek-Farm". There are three American flags on the sign. Behind the fence is a yard with bushes and trees. Behind the bushes is a house with two chimneys, banners, and hanging decorations. On the roof is a statue of an eagle with American Flags. Across the top of the photo is written, "Plum Creek Farm".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Men and Women Picnicking

Description: Photograph of eleven women and fourteen men picnicking in tall grass. Sixteen are seated and nine are standing. Six are holding sandwiches and two are putting them in their mouths. There is grass and weeds in the foreground and tall trees in the background. Some wear aprons that read, "Merydith Lumber Co."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Merydith Lumber Co. Picnic

Description: Photograph of Merydith Lumber Company employees picnicking. There are ten men and ten women. All the women wear light-colored dresses. The men wear button-up shirts, two wear bow ties, two wear suspenders, three wear neckties, one wears a jacket, and six wear hats. Three of the women wear bonnets, one wears a nice hat, and one wears a man's hat, and six wear aprons that say, "Merydith Lumber Co. Lumber and Coal." They are sitting on a hill beneath a tree.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

O.A. Crump

Description: Studio photograph taken of O.A. Crump at Knott's Berry Farm in California. He is sitting on a replica of a covered wagon pulled by a drawing of two oxen. There is a painted desert in the background. On the fake canvas of the wagon are the words, "Ghost Town or Bust!!" He is smiling and wears glasses with a hat, a tie, and a suit. Written on the bottom border in blue ink is, "O.A. Crump. Follett."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Myrtle Mugg and Gussie Shutterly Eating Watermelon

Description: Photograph of Gussie Shutterly (left) and Myrtle Mugg (right) on their knees in a watermelon patch eating watermelons. Ms. Shutterly wears a checked dress and a bonnet. Ms. Mugg wears a white blouse and skirt. In the background is an open field. Written on the photograph in blue ink is, "Myrtle Mugg & Gussie Shutterly."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch

Description: Photograph of Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch. There is a grassy area in the foreground, behind that is a fenced area and behind that is the white ranchhouse with rock chimney surrounded by trees.. In the middle of the frame is an old truck in front of a group of trees and a windmill. On the left side of the frame are storage buildings and more trees. At the bottom of the photograph is written, "Tom Connell's WolfCreek Ranch. 1887."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lipscomb County Fair

Description: Aerial photograph of the Lipscomb County Fair. There are three dirt roads. Parked along two of the roads are very many cars, trucks, and commercial trucks. There is a large domed building in the center of the fairgrounds. Along the bottom road are a few houses with trees. Wolf Creek is in the top right corner. In the top left corner is Paines Service Station. Written on the left border is, "Wolf Creek", on the top border is, "Lipscomb County Fair. 1948.", and along the right border is, "Paines Service Station."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

The Old Spiller House

Description: Photograph of a photograph of the Old Spiller House. In the foreground is a dirt road with barrel and old car on the left side of the frame. To the left side of the house there is a tall fence and dead tree. The house has a wrap-around porch. There is a man and a dog standing on the porch. On the right side of the frame, behind the house, is a metal silo. Written on the photograph within the photograph across the bottom is "1887 The Old Spiller House Lipscomb" and on the left side "Ceder Tree". On the outer photograph, printed across the top is, "OCT 72".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cattle Branding

Description: Photograph of Bud Stuckey, Mrs. Crossland, Dave Moser, Mrs. Combs, Roy Wells, and a man named Jim branding cattle. In the center of the photograph in the foreground is Mrs. Combs and Dave Moser holding down a calf. Bud Stuckey is branding the calf. Mrs. Crosshand stands beside him. Jim is on the right side of the frame and Roy Wells is on the left side. Behind them are many calves. They all wear button-up shirts, denim, coyboy hats and boots. Written on the top border in black ink is "Bud Stuckey. Mrs. Crossland." On the right border is, "Jim". On the bottom border is, "Mrs. Combs. Dave Moser." On the left side is, "Roy Wells."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph