Time Frames: Clear Fork of the Brazos, 1931

The Clear Fork is one of the longest tributaries of the Brazos River.

Originating in Scurry County, the Clear Fork runs through Fisher, Jones, Shackelford and Throckmorton counties before joining the Brazos in Young County.

The lens of Breckenridge photographer Basil Clemons captured this view of families engaged in favorite summertime activities of swimming and fishing on the falls of the Clear Fork near Breckenridge in 1931.

The Basil Clemons collection consists of about 18,000 photographs documenting life in the oil boom and bust days of Breckenridge from the 1920s to the 1940s. Explore more Clemons photographs in the UTA Digital Gallery,


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