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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

Date: September 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Two children sit in a wooden boat near the edge of the bay. In the background, around the bay inlet are other boats pulled up onshore, an open-air, but covered pavilion, some smaller wooden buildings, and a pier.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

Date: 1910 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of Kohfeldt School in Texas City about 1910. The school is a two-story brick building. Five young children stand in front of the school at the left. Three children stand at the top of the front stairs. An adult is walking up the steps.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in conversation with Congressman Clark Thompson and Ray Miller]

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in conversation with Congressman Clark Thompson and Ray Miller]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore stands between Ray Miller and Congressman Clark Thompson outside a governmental building in Washington D.C. The Capitol Building is in the background. All three men are dressed in business suits and hats. At the bottom of the picture is written: "To Col. H. B. Moore with [gap: illegible] and warm regards".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: A photographic print of the Texas City Post Office in 1908. The second building from the left along a dirt road, the post office is a two story wooden building with a flat roof and a porch. To the left of the post office is a large two story house with a fenced hard. To the right of the post office, down the road from the post office are several two story buildings. On the photograph, in front of the building with the flat roof, is written :"P. O."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Date: 1924 - 1931
Creator: unknown
Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas City harbor in 1919]

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of the port of Texas City from the docks in 1919. A one story wooden building with a lean-to porch is in the foreground. To the left, up the shoreline, a horse-drawn wagon stands near a series of small boats. A number of men, piles of boxes and kegs, are on the wooden wharves alongside the small boats. Beyond the small boats is a tug boat. On shore, a loading crane stands near an Ice wagon. On the other side of the slip, large cargo ships are at anchor. In the lower left hand corner of the photograph is written "Texas City Tex. Copyright E. E. Schlueter".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

Date: 1906 - 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Pierce-Fordyce Refinery in Texas City]

[Pierce-Fordyce Refinery in Texas City]

Date: 1920 - 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of part of the Pierce-Fordyce Refinery. A one story brick building stands at the far left. Two horizontal cylindrical storage tanks and a raised pipeline are to the right of the building. In the rear middle of the picture, a number of men gather near a large smokestack near a two story building.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Date: September 28, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of part of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane. The Oklahoma Hotel is in the foreground of the picture. A building in back of the hotel has been demolished and lies in ruins on the ground. Other buildings in the photograph, including houses and other larger buildings, do not show visible structural damage. An automobile is driving on a wide road, across from the hotel, at the lower left of the photograph. In the lower right hand corner, the following information has been written on the photograph : Texas City Texas 9-28- Photo copyrighted 1915 by Martin Blandford 1542 Williams St. Denver, Colo."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore]

[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore]

Date: c. 1930 - 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore without his glasses. He is wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with a bow-tie.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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