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[Photograph of Daniel Grain Elevator and Barns]

Description: Photograph of two large stacks of bags covered by large tarps, sitting at the base of a hill on the left. In the background, two large metal barns surround the covered stacks - the one on the left with a large metal funnel attached to the roof, and the building on the right with multiple stories..
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Daniel Bros. Implement Co.]

Description: Photograph of a large truck, surrounded by wooden boxes on trailers, and other farm equipment on a small dirt road running left to right. In the background, there is a granary elevator surrounded by barns and sheds in a field of tall plants. There is a sparsely covered grass area in the foreground. The photograph has been attached to a faded yellow and green printed paper, with text on the back about a Farmer's Friend Pocket Calendar.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Max and W. O. Daniel Grain Elevator]

Description: Photograph of a large truck, surrounded by wooden boxes on trailers, and other farm equipment on a small dirt road running left to right. In the background, there is a granary elevator surrounded by barns and sheds in a field of tall plants. There is a sparsely covered grass area in the foreground. There is green printed text on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Max and W. O. Daniel Grain Elevator]

Description: Photograph of a large truck, surrounded by wooden boxes on trailers, and other farm equipment on a small dirt road running left to right. In the background, there is a granary elevator surrounded by barns and sheds in a field of tall plants. There is a sparsely covered grass area in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of W. O. And Max Daniel Grain Elevators]

Description: Photograph of a large truck, surrounded by wooden boxes on trailers, and other farm equipment on a small dirt road running left to right. In the background, there is a granary elevator surrounded by barns and sheds in a field of tall plants. There is a sparsely covered grass area in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

Silo Construction

Description: Patent for Improvements in Silo Construction which include verticalstaves, grooves, and sealing strips. Illustrations included.
Date: November 13, 1917
Creator: Dietz, Paul A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Construction near Purina plant]

Description: Photograph of me working construction near the Purina plant in Fort Worth, Texas. There are men seated at the edge of the dug out section while three men are working down in the ditch. There is a truck parked next to a machine billowing black smoke.
Date: 1920
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A grain elevator, a smokestack and the ruins of a power plant stand in the middle of the picture. On the left, four railroad freight cars sit on a track. A row of train wheels sits near a power pole with dangling lines. Brick, metal and wood debris litter the foreground. A large pipe, twisted and broken lies along the railroad tracks on the right. Two men stand along a rail line. Behind them, two structures lie in ruins surrounded by piles of bricks and metal debris, with remnants of brick walls visible. Amid the debris are upturned vehicles, including a treaded vehicle.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
Date: April 15, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward the port from the Post Office after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The flag at the Post Office flies at half mast while in the background clouds of black and white smoke rise from fires down near the port. Taken from a level above the ground floor, looking down the wide street alongside the post office, one can see to the grain elevator and the water tower in the far background. Cars are parked along the street. Signs of the stores and businesses lining the street read as follows: "Agee's Drugs", "J. R. Smith Co.", "Cookies, Grocery & Market, CocaCola."
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Inspecting the damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four men in suits, ties and hats walk down a road toward a truck near the grain elevator after the explosions. On the right are heaps of twisted metal including girders, pipes, corrugated metal and barrels. A power pole leans to the right. Several freight cars sit near the grain elevator. On the left side is a huge pile of debris including pipes. Some of the elevated pipelines are visibly damaged. In the distance on the left is a heavily-damaged multi-story building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of approximately 25 men are standing on a huge pile of debris near the grain elevator, looking through rubble. Metal girders, wooden beams and assorted debris is piled at least ten foot high. What appears to have been the roof structure of a building has collapsed on top of vehicles. Parts of at least two vehicles can be seen in the debris-- one on the far right has been crushed under the collapsed structure and on the one on the far left has been overturned with its wheels in the air.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Taken from ground level, this photograph shows a large grain elevator in the background with a damaged metal conveyor lying twisted on the ground in front, and with railroad tracks in the foreground. On the right, the rear cylindrical silo of of the grain elevator has crumbled at the top and shows heavy damage on the right side. Windows have been blown out on the elevator, and the long structure atop the 12 cylindrical silos of grain elevator has one section caved in. Damage on the rear tower part of the elevator is also evident. Supports for an elevated conveyer belt encased in a metal grided structure have collapsed, and the elevated structure lies damaged and twisted on the ground. Four trucks, at least three of which have open beds, stand alongside this structure. Approximately 10 men, some in hard hats, are looking at the damage. A large container with a cross decal and a large water dispenser sit near a small group of men. Three sets of railroad tracks run across the photo in the foreground. Between the tracks and the trucks is a stack of long wooden beams. The number "#17" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The grain elevator stands in the middle of the image. Some damage is visible at the top of the structure sitting above the 12 cylindrical silos, and to the side and top of the last rear silo. The tower part of the grain elevator shows damage to the rear walls. In the left middle, in front of the grain elevator, a power plant and shop buildings have been destroyed, with only parts of two walls standing and metal framework standing near the smokestack. Piles of debris lie to the left front of the grain elevator. Two trucks and two treaded construction vehicles stand along the road. Debris is scattered in the foreground. An elevated steel structure enclosing a conveyor system has partially collapsed in front of the grain elevator.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two water towers sit on stilts near the railroad tracks after the Texas City Disaster. Building rubble, barrels, and metal debris are extend over most of the middle portion of the picture. To the far left, a line of tank cars sit on a track. On the right, on a rail road track, a destroyed railroad car sits with most of its sides missing. A large pile of twisted metal debris lies on the railroad tracks behind it. On the far right is the grain elevator. On the horizon in the middle of the picture is the Seatrain crane. The tops of refinery facilities are barely visible on the horizon. Black smoke is coming from beyond the line of tanker cars, blowing from left to right. The number "34" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph is taken from a raised perspective looking toward the grain elevator and the railroad shed, probably from on top of a line of freight train cars at the far right. Wood and metal debris is scattered over tracks. Roof and side damage is visible on the line of freight cars. At the far left is the destroyed power plant and sheds with only parts of some walls standing. Two steam locomotives, with their fuel and water tenders behind them, are facing the camera and between the fork lift and grain elevator. The headlight for backing up can be seen on the slope of the water tank on the engine to the left. The footboard for the brakemen to ride upon is visible below the coupler. A truck sits underneath a raised conveyor system crossing a number of railroad tracks. The grain elevator has no glass in most of the windows, and has sustained damage to a wall of a smaller section of the elevator nearest the ruined building. To the left of the grain elevator, a shed with three train cars inside is attached to the grain elevator. Part of a wheeled vehicle sits amid other debris in the left front corner. The number "#2" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Stacks of wooden forms lined up in a row awaiting shipping. Some of the stacks have been toppled. To the far left is a large column of smoke blowing left to right. The grain elevator and a smokestack are visible in the rear center. Utililty poles, some with visibly damaged lines hanging down, are visible throughout the scene. To the right of the grain elevator, structures of twisted open metal frameworks can be seen, near a damaged building. The number "#32" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers taking a break after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two rescue workers stand near the open back end of a Red Cross canteen truck take a break from rescue efforts for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Three Red Cross workers can be seen inside the vehicle which is stacked with cartons of food and drink and a mini-kitchen. A man stands outside the vehicle on the right side. Behind him, debris, railroad freight cars and the grain elevator are visible. On the far left in the background is a large cloud of dark smoke and metal debris.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library