Can You Guess What Texas City This Is From 140-Years-Old Picture?
Don't you love vintage pictures of places you love? Seeing old pictures of places in Texas is a treat. We love our Texas, and when old photographs are discovered, I think it's an awesome thing. Like this snapshot. Yeah, it looks pretty vintage. It's actually a picture taken in a Texas city. Can you guess which one? Here are five clues.
#1 CLUE • THIS CITY WAS FOUNDED IN 1881
Yeah, this city was founded 141 years ago! Whoa, that's definitely way back. This city was established in June 1881 as a station on the Texas and Pacific Railway.
#2 CLUE • CATTLE WERE BIG WHEN IT WAS FIRST FORMED
According to Wikipedia, by 1890 this town had become one of the state's most important cattle shipping centers. The city was incorporated in 1906.
#3 CLUE • THE 1923 DISCOVERY OF OIL CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THIS CITY
Yeah, this city was first important as a cattle shipping center, but the discovery of OIL soon changed everything. It was changed significantly by the discovery of oil in 1923 at the Santa Rita No. 1 well.
#4 CLUE • IN 1987 THE NATION WAS FOCUSED ON THIS CITY WHEN A BABY FELL INTO A WATER WELL
On October 16, 1987, this event had viewers around the world glued to their televisions. Eighteen-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in this city.
#5 CLUE • HOMETOWN TO FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
This city is the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, the one-time home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
• THIS IS A PICTURE OF MIDLAND TEXAS FROM 1882!
Wow, this 140-years-old picture is of Midland, and was taken on Christmas Day back in 1882.
Photograph of a busy street scene in Midland, Texas. There is a crowd of people and wagons in the middle of the street. The photograph was taken on Christmas Day. Back of photograph: "A Midland far different from the one seen among will celebrate Christmas Monday. This picture was made at Midland on Christmas Day in 1882. It has been preserved by Lum Daugherty who sent it to the Pioneer Editor of the Star-Telegram."
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