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Industry Museums or Libraries
Location Thurber, Texas, United States
Introduction The W. K. Gordon Center is a museum and research facility of Tarleton State University dedicated to the preservation of the history of Thurber and industrial development in Texas and the American Southwest. The focus of the permanent exhibits in the Center is the development of the coal, brick, and petroleum industries in the Thurber area. A special collections library and research area permits serious examination of life in Thurber and in other areas of industrial development in Texas and the Southwest. Through its Internet presence, the Center hopes to share the history of the Thurber community with a wider audience.