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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Fort Concho, Texas:

An Inventory of Photographs, 1868-1972, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Fort Concho, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1868-1972
Abstract: Given by several donors, the collection consists of photographs of Fort Concho, Texas, from 1868-1972.
Collection # SWCPC 144
Quantity: 110 b/w copy prints, and 7 postcards
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Fort Concho, in San Angelo, Texas, was one of a number of military posts built to establish law and order in West Texas as settlers began to arrive after the Civil War. It was located at the juncture of the Main and North Concho rivers and named after the rivers which converge in San Angelo to form the Concho. Soldiers from Fort Concho scouted and mapped large portions of West Texas. As the town of San Angelo began to form across the river from Fort Concho, civilian law enforcement improved and the army abandoned the fort on June 20, 1889. In the fort was designated a National Historic Landmark. Besides museum exhibits and living history programs, Fort Concho hosts a variety of community activities.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of groups of people, architecture, parades, horses, musicians, sheep ranching, an image of Jack Hughes (photographer), and weather.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Ragsdale, MacArthur Carter
Reagan, T. J.
McCusiton, Prudance Isabel
O'Brian, N. J., Col.
Badger, Norman, Rev.
Schmidt, Stephen, 1925-
Green, Thomas, 1814?-1864
Cox, Elijah
McHenry, Dr.
Hughes, Jack
Jones, Melvin
Friend, Nancy
Smith, Isaac, Major
Places
Fort Concho (Tex.)
San Angelo (Tex.)
Subjects
Horses--Photographs
Musicians--Photographs
Ranching--Texas--San Angelo--Photographs
Sheep--Photographs
Weather--Photographs
Parades--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fort Concho, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1868-1972, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1970

Processed by

A. Ramirez

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