[Arrow Heads]

[Arrow Heads]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of five Atacapan arrow heads found near the Neches River.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Rainbow & Veteran's Memorial Bridges]

[Rainbow & Veteran's Memorial Bridges]

Date: August 1990
Creator: Chiasson, Charlotte
Description: Color photo postcard picturing the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge in front of the older Rainbow Bridge. These bridges connect Bridge City and Port Arthur, Texas over the Neches River. Written on the back of the card, "Twin bridges span the Neches River connecting Bridg City & Port Arthur. The cable-stayed Veteran's Memorial Bridge was dedicated on Sept. 8, 1990, 52 years after the Rainbow Bridge. The clearance of the new bridge is 143 feet; the old bridge is 176 feet." It is postmarked Bridge City, Texas on Sept 8, 1990.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Bridge across neches River - Orange, Texas]

[Bridge across neches River - Orange, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard picturing, "Highway Bridge Across The Neches River - Highest Bridge in the South - 183 Ft. Above Water - Between Orange and Port Arthur, Tex." This cantilever bridge is also named the "Rainbow Bridge"
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Flooded Area in Port Arthur]

[Flooded Area in Port Arthur]

Date: August 18, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a flooded area between Lake Sabine and the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several buildings, including the Plaza Hotel, are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Cars Waiting for Ferry]

[Cars Waiting for Ferry]

Date: 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of cars waiting to cross the Neches River with billboards and small store in the background with a Coa-Cola sign. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Waiting for the ferry to cross the Neches River before PA - Orange bridge was built -- 1934".
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Transcript of essay entitled, "Emigration to Texas in Mexico", 1831]

[Transcript of essay entitled, "Emigration to Texas in Mexico", 1831]

Date: 1831
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of transcript for an essay entitled, "Emigration to Texas in Mexico," which describes the geography and agriculture of Texas, as well as explaining colonization procedures for readers interested in immigrating.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Transcript of letter from Stephen F. Austin to Rafael Gonzales, February 25, 1825]

[Transcript of letter from Stephen F. Austin to Rafael Gonzales, February 25, 1825]

Date: February 25, 1825
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Rafael Gonzales.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Opening of Rainbow Bridge]

[Opening of Rainbow Bridge]

Date: 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people standing on a bridge at the opening of the Port Arthur-Orange bridge, later renamed the Rainbow Bridge, over the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cameras are set up in the foreground, and an American flag and a Texas flag fly at either side of the bridge.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Cars Crossing Rainbow Bridge]

[Cars Crossing Rainbow Bridge]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several cars driving across the Highway 87 Rainbow Bridge crossing the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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