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Photography Exhibit by Basil Clemons: Witness to a West Texas Boomtown

Presented by The Heritage Society at The Heritage Society, Houston TX

Oct 11 2022
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Feb 01 2023
Photography Exhibit by Basil Clemons: Witness to a West Texas Boomtown

Love Texas history and how oil and gas changed our great state in the 1920s? This black and white exhibit will take you back in time when Texas was booming.

Photographer Basil Clemons: Witness to a West Texas Boomtown
In conjunction with Fotofest 2022, The Heritage Society is pleased to present an exhibition of 61 photographs by Basil Clemons (1887- 1964), taken in Breckenridge, Texas from the 1920s to the 1940s. When Clemons arrived in Breckenridge after working in the Yukon and joining a traveling circus, the town’s oil boom was in full swing. Soon, the Breckenridge field was producing 50 million gallons a year—more than the entire state of Louisiana — and a gusher of wealth boosted the town’s original population of 1,500 nearly twenty-fold

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