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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, CA.]

[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, CA.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) Side of 1215 Anacapa St. 1946 - W.S.B. purchased it for $14,500. The date I purchased this property spent about $3,000.00 on it for paint and improvements. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: 1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca. Home of William S. Blackshear. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1215 Anacapa St - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

[1215 Anacapa St - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: 1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Calif. Home of William S. Blackshear. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
6th Troop Group Band, Camp Wallace

6th Troop Group Band, Camp Wallace

Date: 1940 - 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Camp Wallace military band, the 6th Tr. Group. 1st Lieutenant R. M. King Band Commander; Technical Sergeant J. A. Messier, Asst. Band Leader; Sergeant William I. Wyrick, Drum Major.
Contributing Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library
T. A. Parker

T. A. Parker

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a man in a hat and glasses. Photograph of T. A. Parker, a Mason in Van Horn, TX.
Contributing Partner: Clark Hotel Museum
[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Layers of thick black and white smoke hang over the residential area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the distance, can be seen a storage tank farm.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of burning refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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