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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Aerial View of Water Tower]

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 500,000 gallon water tower on Railroad Avenue. Behind the water tower, there is a train and an industrial storage lot. Text on the top-right of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water tower on Railroad Avenue and W. Thomas Blvd. Built 195. Capacity - 500,000 gallons. Photo - 11/13/74."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial View of Water Tower]

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[All American City Billboard]

[All American City Billboard]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[All American City Committee Members]

[All American City Committee Members]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[All American City Delegates]

[All American City Delegates]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of All American City delegates. In the background, a seal is under a wall consisting of stars, stripes, and text that says "Finalist All American City Port Arthur, Texas." The delegates are identified as S. G. Carruth, Arthur Craft, Reverend Emmitt Barrow, Roy Shotts, Sam Aquilina, Mrs. H. P. Weber, Mrs. W. F. Frederman, Mrs. Gordon Swartz, Mrs. Guy Tritico, Mrs. Thomas F. Hogan, Mrs. M. C. Franklin, Mrs. R. J. Domatti, Mrs. Gloria Freeman Robinson, Mrs. [Mars] Gillman, V. J. Constantine, Mrs. D. R. Cotham, Mrs. Arthur Klebba, Jeff Riley, Mrs. Edward Ladmer, Sam Monroe, Gus DeLee, Mrs. E. J. Baron, Jr., John Hill (State Attorney General), Bernis W. Sadler (Mayor), Ed Watson, John Oden, Thomas F. Hogan, III, William Maddox, Randy Halton, and Jerry O. Jones.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Birdseye Perspective from Northwest, Restoration Legation de France, Austin, Texas, For Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Birdseye Perspective from Northwest, Restoration Legation de France, Austin, Texas, For Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Date: February 18, 1974
Creator: Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.
Description: Architectural drawing in pencil of several buildings and the surrounding grounds overlaid on a second, colored drawing. There is a compass in the upper righthand corner and two floorplans outside of the main drawing. In the upper lefthand corner, there is a floorplan of the stable and carriage house with the scale listed as 1/8"=1'.0" (Scale= 1:96) and in the lower righthand corner is a floorplan of the loft at the same scale. Along the right side of the page, the "Legend" lists five numbered issues that the drawing represents: (1) Rebuild stable and carriage house, (2) Remove brick terrace, (3) Replace outswing'g. casements, (4) Remove brick chimney caps, and (5) Complete stone walls. Near the lower right portion of the drawing, there is a raised stamp that says "Registered Architect, State of Texas." Courtesy of Mr. Ray R. Stripling.
Contributing Partner: French Legation Museum
[Carol Channing, Watt Matthews, and Cactus Pryor in a Butterfield Stagecoach]

[Carol Channing, Watt Matthews, and Cactus Pryor in a Butterfield Stagecoach]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carol Channing, Watt Matthews, and Cactus Pryor in a Butterfield stagecoach. "The Butterfield Stage Line" is written across the top of the coach, and "St. Louis, Ft. Griffin, Albany, San Francisco" is written on the door.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[CavOILcade Parade]

[CavOILcade Parade]

Date: October 26, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the princesses float for the CavOILcade Parade. One woman is sitting under an arch at the top of the float, and nineteen other women are sitting on the edges of the float. Other parades floats are behind the princesses float. In the background, there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[CavOILcade Parade Float]

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Date: October 26, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the princess float for the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of a girl, a boy, and a woman wearing a gown, tiara, and sash sitting on a white ramp. They are sitting in front of a structure made of columns with a gold crown shape on the front. In the background, two car floats are following, and there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[CavOILcade Parade Float]

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Date: October 26, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a float at the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of four older boys wearing yellow shirts and black cowboy hats, sitting around a red and yellow bee mascot in the back of a yellow Chevrolet truck. The truck is decorated with red and gold streamers. In the background, there are people watching the float.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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