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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John
Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[McLaughlin School]

[McLaughlin School]

Date: unknown
Creator: Artie Herbert Photography
Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as McLaughlin School on 700 Procter Street. The building has two windows on each visible side. In the foreground, planks of wood are laying on the ground. Text below the photograph says "The first school, built, painted and furnished in one day." It was constructed on March 1, 1897, and was the first school building in Port Arthur.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Plaza Hotel]

[Plaza Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: Artie Herbert Photography
Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Plaza Hotel on 500 Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high and is decorated with arches on the bottom floor. Outside the building, there are cars parked on a driveway and trees in a yard. Text below the photograph says "Plaza," "1909-1934," and "500 Lakeshore." The hotel was constructed in 1909 by Bet-a-Million Gates, and was torn down in 1934.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur Public Library West Side Branch]

[Port Arthur Public Library West Side Branch]

Date: unknown
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Port Arthur Public Library - West Side Branch on 740 West Seventh Street. The building is made of brick, and signs to the right of the entrance say "Memorial Library West Side Branch." The building was constructed in May of 1955 by Straub, Rather, and Howze at a cost of $30,000. It began with 4,285 volumes of reading materials; Mrs. Illen Sessions was a librarian there.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Lincoln High School Commencement]

[Lincoln High School Commencement]

Date: unknown
Creator: Briscoe's Studio
Description: Photograph of a commencement at Lincoln High School. Several students wearing caps and gowns are in two lines meeting in the center. Students walking in pairs are in an aisle separating the audience. In the background, there is a stage with men wearing suits and ties seated on it. Further in the background, there are buildings, parked cars, and other people walking and standing about.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Transport of Offshore Drilling Rig]

[Transport of Offshore Drilling Rig]

Date: unknown
Creator: Christopher Studio
Description: Photograph of an offshore drilling rig, J. Storm VII, being sailed to sea from Port Arthur, TX. The pillars that will support the platform are towering above the rig.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Lawrence P. Arnold]

[Lawrence P. Arnold]

Date: April 12, 1937
Creator: Conley Studio
Description: Photograph of a man identified as Lawrence P. Arnold. Arnold is wearing a sailor suit and has a pipe in his mouth. He is dressed as Popeye, a newspaper comic strip character, to entertain schoolchildren.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Popeye]

[Popeye]

Date: unknown
Creator: Conley Studio
Description: Photograph of a man identified as Lawrence P. Arnold. Arnold is wearing a sailor suit and has a pipe in his mouth. He is dressed as Popeye, a newspaper comic strip character, and is standing in front of Robert E. Lee Elementary School.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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