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[News Script: Oil strike ruins good water well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Haltom City man attempting to drill a water well in his yard and discovering oil instead. The oil is believed to have leaked from a pipeline in the area.
Date: August 12, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about president of Chrysler Motors, L.L. "Tex" Colbert, stopping in Dallas en route to the University of Texas to give a commencement address. Also covered, a story about a fire in the basement of the James K. Wilson clothing store in Dallas causing $10,000 in damage.
Date: May 28, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cattle shipment]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the shipment of cattle from Fort Worth, Texas to Iowa.
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Barrow trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about L. C. Barrow, brother of Clyde Barrow, being charged with forgery and sentenced to two years in prison.
Date: October 13, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texas: Orange Grove Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Orange Grove, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads and highways, borders between counties, water bodies, ranches and farms, railroads, windmills, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 10 feet) and spot heights. A quadrangle location diagram is included in the lower-right corner of the map. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1954
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[An Aerial View of Downtown Mineral Wells in 1954]

Description: This is a picture of an aerial view of downtown Mineral Wells (taken from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, January 1954)at about South Oak Avenue, and looking north-northeast. Some of the buildings identifiable in the picture no longer exist. The Damron Hotel, at the middle left of the picture, burned in 1975. The Oxford Hotel/First National Bank building, one block east [right] of the Damron, near the center of the picture, burned in 1983. It has been replaced by Lynch Plaza. The Hexagon Hotel, in the upper left corner of the picture, (north and above the Crazy) was demolished in 1959. The Convention Center behind the Hexagon was demolished in 1976. Landmarks still standing are: The 13-story (including a Roof Garden) Baker Hotel, dominating the upper right of the picture; The Crazy Hotel (now [2003] a retirement home) at the upper left of the picture; and the old Post Office in the upper middle of the picture (between the Baker and Crazy Hotels), which now [2003] houses the Woman's Club. The building across the street and to the south (this side of the Baker) was demolished to make room for the Mineral Wells Savings and Loan, which in turn was replaced by The First State Bank.
Date: 1954
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library