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    Posted 8 months ago

    antiquesan…
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    THIS IS ANOTHER PHOTO FIND ! I'M NOT SURE WHERE OR WHAT THIS FACILITY IS ,BUT THE BACK HAS TEXAS POST WRITTEN ON IT. MAYBE SOMEONE HERE CAN RECOGNIZE THIS PLACE! COOL PIC !

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    1. keramikos, 8 months ago
      antiquesandcollectibles38, Interesting. :-)

      The writing "Texas Post" on the picture suggests that this was part of a military post. The image itself looks like it's a photograph of some kind of refinery or perhaps a utility. A utility seems more logical for a military post.

      A large military post might have had its own utilities, or even a smaller one if it was out in the country away from any metropolitan area.
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 8 months ago
      Interesting photo...I had a different thought...cereal! Maybe ...

      Post, Texas, founded in 1907 by cereal magnate Charles William Post?
    3. keramikos, 8 months ago
      dav2no1, Yeah, I saw that there was a town called Post. :-)

      Post
      Texas 79356

      https://goo.gl/maps/DUJp1stpyKz7deGbA

      They do have some pump jacks there:

      https://goo.gl/maps/7UyN8w3J55dVyjJD7

      So I suppose the photo could be of a small refinery.

      I didn't spend much time looking for one there, though.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 8 months ago
      OR -- was "Texas Post" a newspaper?? That's what first struck me about that part?? To the pic I'd vote for refinery I think, could the slender tower w/bright spot atop at the LH center (pic 1 & 4) be a "burnoff stack"??
    5. keramikos, 8 months ago
      AnythingObscure, There is a Post newspaper out of Texas City, TX:

      https://www.facebook.com/ThePostNewsp/photos/a.441904583378/10155651538473379/

      However, it looks like it's only been around since 2002:

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThePostNewsp/about/

      I suspect that you could be right about that slender tower with a bright spot at the top being a flare stack.

      Certainly, Texas City does have refineries, but it's a big operation these days:

      http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/24/246631/images/Refining/Texas%20City/4746za_1166_S.jpg

      https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/port-of-texas-city-gm1146911850-309197013

      However, here is an old shot from 1934:

      *snip*

      A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34."

      *snip*

      https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15329/
    6. antiquesandcollectibles38 antiquesandcollectibles38, 8 months ago
      Wow! Great discussion and plenty of good information from everyone! Thank you All!
    7. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 7 months ago
      don't be leave its a Oil Refinery,.. looks more like a bio refinery ..corn ,and such..but..... what the heck do I know...smiling

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