[Pleasure Pier Dance Pavilion]

[Pleasure Pier Dance Pavilion]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance pavilion in Port Arthur, TX. The building is raised above ground level on a wooden platform. A sand road leads up to the pavilion. Several drink advertisements are attached to the side of the pavilion.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Texas Company Employee Picnic]

[Texas Company Employee Picnic]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. A large number of people are in the amusement park for Texaco's annual employee picnic. A single road leads from the amusement park to the city beyond. A prominent feature is the large roller coaster on the left. Cars are parked in large lots to either side of the amusements and also along the street leading to town.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Children Fishing]

[Children Fishing]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of many children standing by the lake side of Sabine Lake in Port Arthur, TX. They are all fishing in the lake. In the background is a line of parked cars. Further behind is the amusement park of Pleasure Island.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Pier Midway]

[Pleasure Pier Midway]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the midway of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, TX. There are a number of booths along the sides of the midway. A ferris wheel and roller coaster are also visible. In the far distance, the tall buildings of downtown Port Arthur can be seen. Many groups of people are walking the midway, playing games, buying food, and waiting in line for rides.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur Trolley Tracks]

[Port Arthur Trolley Tracks]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the trolley tracks leading from downtown Port Arthur, TX to Pleasure Island. Beside the tracks is the US Army Corps of Engineers weather station. The Pleasure Island roller coaster and dance hall are visible in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Pier]

[Pleasure Pier]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance hall on in Port Arthur, TX. Several vehicles are parked near the pier and there are people standing under the awning of the hall. A large sign outside the dance hall reads, "Re-elect W.W. Bill Richardson, Sheriff."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Island Merry-Go-Round]

[Pleasure Island Merry-Go-Round]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Merry-Go-Round on the midway of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, TX. In the background are various other amusement park rides. A person is riding a motorcycle in front of the Merry-Go-Round.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of people walking across a bridge in Port Arthur, TX towards Pleasure Island. The bridge is framed by large, steel girders. The people are all on a foot path on the right-hand side.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse and Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. The Pleasure Pier bridge, which spans the Sabine-Neches Canal from the courthouse to the amusement park, is raised. Pleasure Pier can be seen in the distance on the shore of Sabine Lake. The roller coaster is the tallest structure on the right.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Little Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special]

[Little Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special]

Date: 1940~
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.
Description: Photographic postcard of the Little Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special train ride at the Longview Amusement Park in Longview, Texas. There are many men, women and children watching as three men gas the train up. J. B. Shores, Director of Public Relations for the Texas and Pacific Railroads, takes a turn at the locomotive controls. Burke Campbell created the Longview Amusement Park in the 1940's.
Contributing Partner: Longview Public Library
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