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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Amanda Wedell Pike]

[Amanda Wedell Pike]

Date: 1920 - 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of Amanda Wedell Pike standing outdoors in front of bushes and trees. A building can be seen in the background. Ms. Pike is wearing a drop-waisted dress with dark shoes and stockings. On the back of the photograph is written: "Amanda Wedell Pike."
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[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two military soldiers, and a civilian man and woman talk beside a military ambulance after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The woman is writing on a set of papers. The vehicle in the forefront has a large cross on a white background on the side of the vehicle, and the word "ambulance" on the top front. It's vehicle number is stenciled on the top front of the hood as "745745". The identification "32m" is stenciled on the right front bumper. Another military ambulance is parked next to the first ambulance in front of a large building, possibly the High School Gymnasium, with many of its windows blown out. The back door of the front- most ambulance is open, and a stretcher can be seen.
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[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Date: October 19, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
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[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Date: October 19, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
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[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
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[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion."
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[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Two rows of small pup tents are pitched in a field. Two soldiers are standing at the front of the tent rows watching the nearest tent on the left which has two soldiers kneeling and working inside the tent. One soldier stands in the distance looking away and other soldiers are kneeling or sitting in front of in the tents. On back of photo - "First Army Base Texas City Texas" and "Edward Martin Born Gal. Tx. Stationed here."
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[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Rows of Army tents and Army buildings. Photo was taken from outside and above the fence visible in the foreground. City buildings are visible in the far distance.
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[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 19, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
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[At a Red Cross aid station for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At a Red Cross aid station for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster sit on cots at an outdoor first aid station under trees (possibly behind City Hall). A Red Cross worker is talking to one of the victims with a blanket around his shoulders. The other two victims have bandages on their face or head.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library