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What's In The Well? In the spring of 1972, the Midland Archaeological Society excavated a hand-dug water well, probably dug in 1884 and filled by 1925, after the city water system was installed in 1910. A report on this project was published in the 1975 annual bulletin of the Southwestern Federation of Archaeological Societies. You can read the report below.
What was in the news in Midland 75 years ago? Here is the issue from Sunday, April 22, 1948. The Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University is scanning the Archive collection of Midland newspapers. You can search for other dates and issues at the Southwest Collection site.
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The Brief of Midland, Texas for Texas Technological College In 1923, when the location for a university in west Texas was being considered, Midland was one of the cities that submitted a proposal detailing why the city should become the home of Texas Technological College. What were their arguments? What attractions did they offer? You can read the entire proposal below.