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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1950-1959
[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Police supporting the March of Dimes. Two unidentified men are both holding a piece of paper; a man identified as Charles Brazil (City Manager) is standing to the right of the two men. In the background, several men and women, some wearing uniforms, are standing in front of a wall decorated with a striped star background.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Date: January 13, 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of people at a March of Dimes fundraiser on Procter Street. A group of policemen are standing beside a group of women wearing uniforms. In front of the group, there are three men wearing suits; two of the men are holding a piece of paper in between them. One man is identified as J. C. Enright. The police raised $2,908 for the charity.
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
[Pistol Range for Port Arthur Police]

[Pistol Range for Port Arthur Police]

Date: September 1951
Creator: Gulf Coast Publishers
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a new pistol range for the Port Arthur Police Department at Spoilbank on Pleasure Pier. A road leads to two buildings, and an uneven grid is marked in front of them. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur. Text at the top of the photograph says "New Police Pistol Range 1951." The range was modeled after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (F. B. I.) Practical Pistol Course in Quantico, Virginia. There are four pistol lanes, three small-bore rifle lanes, and three machine gun lanes.
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
[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
[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
[Salem's Used Car Lot]

[Salem's Used Car Lot]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Salem's Used Car Lot on 1100 Procter Street. Several cars are parked along a corner of the lot. Signs in the corner of the lot say "Salem's Guaranteed Cars" and "Salem's Dependable Cars." Behind the cars, there is a building with a sign that says "Salem Motor Co." In the background, there is a car on the road.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Spooner's Photo Shop]

[Spooner's Photo Shop]

Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Spooner's Photo Shop on 427 Austin Avenue. Through the windows, various photography products are visible. A sign on the front of the buildings says "Spooner's" and "Kodak Cameras Film & Supplies Cards & Records."
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