Red River Weather, Summer 2007
The summer of 2007 was ripe with all kinds of weather events. We took a short trip around the area to have a look at what havoc
the weather has played in this very soggy June and July, 2007.  We encountered storms, floods, and even wall-clouds.
The Denison Dam across Lake Texoma affords wonderful views - like this view of a wall cloud
over Oklahoma. We watched the cloud for several minutes but it never formed into a tornado.
Lake Texoma at flood stage near the spill way. By the next day, the road to
Eisenhower State Park had been inundated with water.
David contemplates the choppy waters of the
Red River below the dam at Lake Texoma (on
the Texas side).
The old high school in Denison with a storm brewing over head
made for a beautiful picture.

The high school has succumbed to the wrecking ball.
Denison
has been losing a lot of its history in the past few years - the old
Baptist Church, which Martin Luther King, Jr., once visited, has
now been razed, and some older homes have also been
demolished. I sure wish I had the resources to help preserve
Denison, because it's such a lovely town.
Watson's Hamburgers is a drive-in across from the abandoned high school in
Denison. It  was closed that day, so the threatening sky didn't faze any
carhops.
The demolition contractor saved the cuppola of the school. It's
now been removed from the site of the former school, but I
have no idea what happened to it. If anyone does, please let me
know at
robin@redriverhistorian.com .