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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 Davis, Texas:

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Fort Davis, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1920
Abstract: The Fort Davis, Texas, photograph collection consists of a postcard of the ruins of the old hospital at Fort Davis, Texas, dated 1920.
Collection # SWCPC 159 E1
Quantity: 1 b/w postcard
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Fort Davis, Texas, is the county seat of Jeff Davis County. The precursor of the town was a rough-and-tumble settlement formed just southwest of the military post of Fort Davis. Fort Davis, at the eastern base of the Davis Mountains, was founded 1854. The army post guarded the Trans-Pecos segment of the southern route to California, as the main fort in a line of forts stretching from San Antonio to El Paso. It played a significant role in the defense and development of West Texas. By the early 1890s the army abandoned the fort and the town, which had been a crossroads for travelers and hunters declined in population. Because of its mild climate and location, the town has become a resort during the twentieth century.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a postcard containing an image of the ruins of the old hospital at Fort Davis, Texas.

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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.
Places
Fort Davis (Tex. : Fort)
Subjects
Hospitals--Photographs
Medicine--Photographs
Excavations (Archaeology)--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fort Davis, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1920, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Processed by

A. Ramirez

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