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    Billie Cooper Collection

    Fort Worth Flood, 1949 

    Pictured: Fort Worth Flood, looking west from West 7th Street bridge by Trinity Park, Montgomery Ward building to the right, 1949

    Summary: A collection of photographs taken by Mrs. Lela Akins, donor's mother, on Tuesday, May 17, 1949, after the flooding of the Trinity River. All photographs are black and white, 5 by 4 inches.
    • Paddock Viaduct looking west, Texas Electric Plant seen to right, Henderson Street bridge, Montgomery Ward building, and E. G. Rall Grain Company elevators seen in distance.
    • West Lancaster Street bridge over Foch Street, looking west. Will Rogers Center tower and Van Zandt School can be seen.
    • Looking west from West 7th Street bridge by Trinity Park, Montgomery Ward building seen. (image shown)
    • Looking north along Foch Street from West Lancaster Avenue.
    • Looking south from West 7th Street bridge. Lancaster bridge in distance and Holly Water Treatment Plant to left.


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