[Pleasure Island Damage]

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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."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 14 cm.

Creation Information

J. C. Watkins Photography June 27, 1957.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by Port Arthur Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1483 times , with 33 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 14 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • June 27, 1957

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  • Feb. 20, 2010, 6:28 p.m.

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  • May 7, 2012, 8:50 a.m.

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J. C. Watkins Photography. [Pleasure Island Damage], photograph, June 27, 1957; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79269/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Port Arthur Public Library.