Wayback Wednesday: Guess What Texas City This Is In 140 Year Old Picture?
Don't you love old vintage pictures of paces that you love? Seeing old pictures of places in Texas is a treat. We love our TEXAS and when old pictures are discovered I think it's an awesome thing. Like this picture. Yeah, it looks pretty vintage, It's actually a picture taken in one of our awesome cities here in Texas. Can you guess which city? Here are 5 clues!
#1 CLUE • THIS CITY WAS FOUNDED IN 1881!
Yeah, this city was founded 141 years ago! Whoa, that's definitely way back This city was established in June 1881 as a station, on the Texas and Pacific Railway.
#2 CLUE • CATTLE WAS BIG WHEN IT WAS FIRST FORMED!
According to Wiki, by 1890, it had become one of the state's most important cattle shipping centers. The city was incorporated in 1906!
#3 CLUE • IN 1923 THE DISCOVERY OF THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THIS CITY!
Yeah, this city was first important as a Cattle shipping center, but the discovery of OIL soon changed everything for this city! It was changed significantly by the discovery of oil in 1923 when the Santa Rita No. 1 well began producing!
#4 CLUE • IN 1987 THE NATION WAS FOCUSED ON THIS CITY WHEN A BABY FELL INTO A WATER WELL!
On October 16, 1987, this event had viewers around the world glued to their televisions when 18-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in this city.
#5 CLUE • HOMETOWN TO FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES!
This city is the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, the one-time home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.
• THIS IS A PICTURE OF MIDLAND TEXAS FROM 1882!
Wow, this picture of Midland, Texas is 140 Years Old! and was taken on Christmas Day back in 1882!
Photograph of a busy street scene in Midland, Texas. There is a crowd of people and wagons in the middle of the street. The photograph was taken on Christmas Day. Back of photograph: "A Midland far different from the one seen among will celebrate Christmas Monday. This picture was made at Midland on Christmas Day in 1892. It has been preserved by Lum Daugherty who sent it to the Pioneer Editor of the Star-Telegram."
HOW MIDLAND HAS CHANGED LAST 15 YEARS - BEFORE AFTER PICS