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[Memorial Park in Texas City]

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of Memorial Park from outside the wall. The angel statue and the monument near the reflecting pool can be seen in the distance. Near the monument, several men are standing. A grounds-keeping truck is visible in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Memorial Park in Texas City]

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park. A monument stands at the far right, but the wording on the monument is not readable. In the background is a truck with four men working on landscaping around one of the walks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Memorial Park in Texas City]

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park taken near the walkway and monument. Across the road can be seen houses and businesses.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An honor guard carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An honor guard carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two honor guards composed of military and civilian pallbearers carry in coffins at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. On both sides of the pathway, veterans and other men line the walkway. A large crowd has assembled for the service.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard carries in a coffin topped with flowers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The honor guard is composed of both veterans and civilians. A large crowd watches as the coffin is brought in.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A large crowd gathers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A clergyman is speaking from a temporary dais, surrounded by funeral wreaths while other clergymen, including a Catholic priest, and acolytes stand to the right of the platform.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clergymen from several faiths and acolytes stand near a platform and microphone waiting for the mass burial services to start on June 22, 1947. To the left stand funeral wreaths. Behind the clergymen can be seen a tall cross on a staff held by an acolyte. A large crowd stands behind the roped-off burial area.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A row of caskets each bearing a funeral spray of flowers rests on boards at the grave site, evidently after the mass burial services for the victims of the Texas City Disaster. Six mourners are gathered standing or kneeling near the caskets. Behind them, funeral wreaths stand in front of a mound of dirt. Outside the fence, mourners return to their cars. A dump truck waits in the background.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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