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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Island Damage]

[Pleasure Island Damage]

Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of damage at Pleasure Island resulting from Hurricane Audrey. In the foreground, there are overturned amusement rides and an overturned chair. In the background, there is a Ferris wheel and a closed concession stand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Hurricane Audrey June 1957."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School band. They are all wearing uniforms and holding musical instruments; they are posing in five rows. The front row consists of four girls holding batons with drums in between them. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Red Hussars]

[Red Hussars]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company. A sign above a row of windows on the building says "Townsend Ice Cream Company." In the foreground, there are cars parked along the curb.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Longhorn Cafe]

[Longhorn Cafe]

Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James E.
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of The Longhorn Cafe on the 3800 block of Sixteenth Street. Neon signs on the building say, "The Longhorn Cafe," "Fine Foods Curb Service," and "Dining Room." Several cars are parked under a carport next to the building. In the background, there are trees and houses.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial View of Procter Street]

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings, trees, and other streets are also visible. In the lower center of the photograph, the building is identified as the K. C. S. Depot.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Flooded Streets]

[Flooded Streets]

Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a flooded street resulting from Hurricane Audrey. A man riding a horse is in the middle of the street. On the left side of the photograph, there is a building with signs that say "Stilwell Service Station" and "Official Tire Inspection Here." In the background, there are other people wading through the water.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Parade in Downtown]

[Parade in Downtown]

Date: 1950~
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people watching a parade. This section of the parade consists of men in military uniforms walking. There are parked cars behind the crowd of people. In the background, there is a row of businesses; signs in front of the businesses say "Central Hotel," "Walgreen Drugs," and "Strand." A banner hung across the road says "Baseball 8 P.M."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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