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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
HemisFair -- 1978

HemisFair -- 1978

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[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
[Railroad Tracks and Grain Elevator]

[Railroad Tracks and Grain Elevator]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of sets of railroad tracks leading to a grain elevator in the background.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Seafers - Whigham Home]

[Seafers - Whigham Home]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Seafers-Whigham home. Preston Seafer's family came to Port Arthur in 1897. The house is two stories high, with columns in the front. Bushes line the front of the house.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Stilwell Grain Elevator]

[Stilwell Grain Elevator]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Stilwell grain elevator, built in 1900, located adjacent to Texas Company Island. A body of water is on the left side of the elevator. Handwritten text at the top of the photograph says "N-6003 9x [full]" and "[546]."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Carol Channing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews]

[Carol Channing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carol Channing standing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews in front of a covered wagon. Watt Matthews, left, is shorter and is wearing a hat and loose tie. Channing is wearing a broad brimmed cowboy hat and a gun belt. Joe B. Matthews, right, is wearing a cowboy hat, dark rimmed glasses, a vest, and a bandana around his neck.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[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
[Dolphins Performing at Seven Seas]

[Dolphins Performing at Seven Seas]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of three dolphins performing at Seven Seas ocean theme park. They are jumping in unison at the command of a worker. He is on a platform with diving boards and ladders.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Hawaii Kai Show at Seven Seas]

[Hawaii Kai Show at Seven Seas]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Slide of the Hawaii Kai show at Seven Seas ocean theme park. Three women are dancing and three men are playing music. They are on a stage decorated with plants, a thatched building, and mountains.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum