Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Cisco, Texas:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1918-1920, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Cisco, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1918-1920
Abstract: Cisco, Texas, photographs dated 1918-1920.
Collection # SWCPC 156
Quantity: 7 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

In 1881, Cisco, Texas, was established at the junction of the Texas and Pacific railroad and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas in northwestern Eastland county. After suffering several setbacks, such as the cyclone that struck the town in 1893, Cisco became part of the oil boom at Ranger in 1917. The town remains a shipping point for petroleum.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of Cisco, Texas, during the oil boom (1918-1920).

The negatives and prints are housed in separate envelopes.

Images from this collection have been digitized and can viewed at


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
West Texas Utilities Company.
Cisco (Tex.)--Views.
Cisco (Tex.)
Eastland County (Tex.)--Views.
Eastland County (Tex.)
Ice industry--Texas--Cisco--Photographs.
Oil wells--Texas--Photographs.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Cisco--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cisco, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1918-1920, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, undated

Digitized by

Maria Vallejo, 2011

Collection Inventory



1 SWCPC 156: Cisco, Texas - Downtown scenes, oil derrick, oil field scene, Walter Ray's residence, Cisco Ice Trucks, and men with hitched horses (6 negatives and 7 prints), 1918-1920