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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Big Spring (Texas) Scrapbook, 1923



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Big Spring, Texas
Title: Big Spring (Texas) Scrapbook
Dates: 1923
Abstract: Prepared in support of Big Spring's bid to become the site of Texas Technological College in 1923, the scrapbook contains statistics, charts, maps, and photographs documenting the city's climate, water supply, accessibility, agriculture, public utilities, and community life.
Extent: 1 volume.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Big Spring scrapbook was prepared in support of the city's bid to become the site of Texas Technological College in 1923.

"Big Spring, the county seat of Howard County, is at the intersection of Interstate Highway 20, U.S. highways 80 and 87, State Highway 350, Farm Road 700, and the Missouri Pacific line in southwest central Howard County. The city is in a rocky gorge between two high foothills of the Caprock escarpment in West Texas. It derives its name from the nearby "big spring" in Sulphur Draw, which was a watering place for coyotes, wolves, and herds of buffalo, antelope, and mustangs; the spring was a source of conflict between Comanche and Shawnee Indians and a campsite used by early expeditions across West Texas." (Handbook of Texas Online)

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Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains statistics, charts, maps, and photographs documenting the city of Big Springs, Texas in 1923. Topics covered in the scrapbook include Big Spring's climatic conditions, health conditions, water supply, transportation and accessibility, agriculture, public utilities, and community life.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Big Spring (Tex.) -- History.
Places
Big Spring (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Big Spring (Texas) Scrapbook, 1923, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3L306 Big Spring, Texas Scrapbook

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