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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Jefferson County Sub - Courthouse Fishpond]

[Jefferson County Sub - Courthouse Fishpond]

Date: 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of a fishpond outside of Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse. In the center of the pond, there is a sculpture, entitled "Music of the Sea," consisting of a child holding a shell to their ear. It was given to the city by Edith Smith Norton in memory of her father, Charles Eugene Norton, the first mayor of Port Arthur. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur City Hall.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Lakeview Swimming Pool]

[Lakeview Swimming Pool]

Date: 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of Lakeview Swimming Pool in Port Arther, Texas. Several people are in the pool and others are jumping off of diving boards to the left of the photograph. In the foreground, a man is sitting in a lifeguard chair. In the background, there is a brick structure with a white awning attached. An imprint at the bottom-right of the photograph says "Watkins Studio;" handwritten text below the photograph says "Lakeview Swimming Pool - Port Arthur 1978."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

Date: 1971~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the "Nautica," a tanker owned by the Texas Company, out of Monrovia, Liberia. The ship has has one smokestack as well as many tall cranes, each of which is connected by a large amount of rigging. It is flying the American flag from a pole on the stern.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur City Hall]

[Port Arthur City Hall]

Date: July 15, 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the exterior of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall at 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high. There is an awning extending over a driveway on one side with a car underneath it. In the foreground, there is a yard with trees, shrubs, and park lights. In the bottom right corner of the photograph, "Watkins Studio" is embossed.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

Date: April 5, 1972
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Republic of Texas Savings in Port Arthur, Texas, located on the corner of two streets. Cars are parked on the street in the foreground, in front of several storefronts for businesses next to the bank. People are standing near the cross-street, visible on the left side of the image.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboat "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. The tanker is labeled as the "Wyoming" out of Wilmington, Delaware. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow. Another tanker, the "Nautica" out of Monrovia, is docked nearby.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboats "E. M. Black" and "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. Various crew members of all three ships are one the decks. The tanker is labeled as the Wyoming out of Wilmington, DE. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow.
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
[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
[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
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