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In the old days when the beef packing plant was still opperating this water tower was a way for the illeagle workers from across the border that didn't speak English to know where to go for employment in Palestine.

This plant along with several others were bought out by the Northern Beef Processors and shut down in what esentialy was a hostile takeover of the beef industry in this area to elliminate their competition.

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Comments (17)

smoobooty on August 14, 2012

It was a sad day for Palestine when the plant closed even though the event was celebrated in some circles.

Jos Boom on August 14, 2012

Hi Henry, what a fantastic symbolism out in the wild wild world. F, greets Jos

Henry Scoggin on August 14, 2012

Thanks Jos!

Henry Scoggin on August 14, 2012

Yep Jack, quiet a few people lost their jobs. I was driving for Paltex Trucking here in town and would haul loads of Calhoun Beef to ElPaso, Tyler, San Antonio, Dallas, Laredo, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Cut my runs by half and ended up being out of work because of it. A lot of Palestinean's have no idea just how much beef was processed and shipped from here.

Aori Ika on August 15, 2012


Very nice!   LIKE

Sincere greetings from aoriika(^_-)

Henry Scoggin on August 15, 2012

Thanks for the Like!

BOGDAN de Varsovie on August 16, 2012

This is a very nice picture. LIKE 3. Best Regards.


Henry Scoggin on August 16, 2012

Thanks for the Like BOGDAN!

sonjamar on August 22, 2012

Good shot.



Henry Scoggin on August 22, 2012

Thans sonjamar!

Have a great day, henry

K@rin on September 4, 2012

:) ... because you're at Candid (pano)camera .. :))

cheery ! like, best wishes Karin

Henry Scoggin on September 4, 2012

Karin :-D

densil on September 9, 2012

Great shot! greetings, densil

Henry Scoggin on September 9, 2012

Thanks for the compliment densil!

Greetings from Texas, henry

smoobooty on August 26, 2013

Henry, the tower is gone. All that is left is your picture...

Diane - No Views on December 21, 2013

This water tower is sheer perfection - great shot, Henry! L&F

Henry Scoggin on December 21, 2013

Shortly after taking this, it was torn down. It was a cool piece of history for everyone who grew up seeing it. :-/

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 13, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2011/08/13 13:15:58
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 49.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash