1920 Breckenridge Archive Photograph. Part of a set of pictures of a burning rig. The quiet cool water in the river is a tranquil contrast to the uncontrolable fire.

Same burning rig at a different stage. This photo could be first shot before the fire caught the wooden derrick on fire. These wooden structures were in the early part of the oil field exploration days. The photographs were not cropped to show all the details in the country side.


Courtesy: Pollard archives.
Last Updated: July 22, 1998