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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

Date: c. 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five cars are parked along a street in front of a long building holding small stores. The store signs read : "Jeweler Hetherington", "Westinghouse Appliances Farmer Bros.", "Allan's Shoes" and "Prescriptions Pharmacy." There is a woman standing looking into the window of the shoe store with other people nearby mostly hidden behind a car; a man in a suit and hat walks along the sidewalk in front of the pharmacy.
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[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three sets of railroad lines cross the picture. Large pieces of metal debris lie on and along the tracks. In some places the railroad tracks have been broken. In the distance is the outline of some refinery structures and the Seatrain loading crane. A large cloud of smoke blowing right to left is visible in the background. The number "#13" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two construction cranes stand alongside a line of damaged freight cars, with the sides of most of the cars pushed in. Debris is scattered on and around the railroad tracks. On the right in the background, a metal framework from a covered track/conveyor system is twisted and bent. Two men stand near a bulldozer, looking at debris. A power pole with no electrical lines attached stands near the train tracks. In the right front corner, piles of sacking or burlap lie scattered between two sets of tracks.
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[Texas City High School in 1947]

[Texas City High School in 1947]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of Texas City High School about 1947, located at 14th Avenue and 6th Street. This building later became Blocker Middle School and a new High School was built on 9th Avenue.
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[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A close-up shot of a long two-story building, badly damaged. Two large pipelines run across the picture, one parallel to the long side of the building, one parallel to the short side of the building. Metal and wooden debris is scattered along the length and sides of the building. Roof structures are almost completely missing except for twisted metal debris. Doors and windows in the building have been blown out, and interior wreckage is visible through those spaces. The number "#4" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Aerial view of the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of refinery facilities near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Heavy black smoke coming from a source out of view on the right obscures much of the top two-thirds of the picture. A smaller plume of white smoke can be seen on the left. Storage tanks can be seen through a small hole in the smoke near the top middle of the photograph. The lower part of the image shows destroyed areas of the docks.
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[Damaged warehouse and freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse and freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A long open metal framework structure runs along the border of a dirt road. The metal structures are the twisted and warped frameworks of fire and concussion damaged dock warehouses. The support columns of the buildings on the road side are damaged but still vertical, whereas the structures behind that have been crushed and have collapsed. To the right in the distance sits a line of train cars on tracks alongside the structures. The end car is heavily damaged, and one car is flipped on its side. A line of power poles runs along the road, with the power lines down. The second pole on the right is bent away from the observer. Debris is scattered along the road and the in the foreground. The number "#19" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A Coast Guard ship sprays fire on debris in the harbor near the Seatrain loading crane. Debris covers the water in the foreground, and covers the piers and dock area. A large multi-storied building stands with most of its metal framework exposed. Heavy smoke covers the area. The number "64309" can be seen on the prow of the ship.
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[Hearses waiting to be used after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Hearses waiting to be used after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Rows of hearses are parked alongside a one-story white building and the road that leads to it. A small goup of men stands near one of the hearses. Two groups of men stand on the porch of the building. Low clouds, or smoke, hang overhead.
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