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S.A.&A.P./Southern Pacific Depot in Beeville

Description: Photograph of the S.A.&A.P./Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Beeville. The marker for the railroad in Bee County is on the site of the old depot. On June 14, 1886, the first San Antonio and Aransas Pass train arrived in Beeville to a cheering crowd. The arrival of the railroad to Bee County came after Uriah Lott, the man responsible for building the S.A.&A.P. railroad, made a formal railroad proposition to Frank O. Skidmore, a wealthy stockman on the Aransas River, asking for a $100,000 bonus to bring the railroad to Bee County. Mr. Lott appealed to stockmen interested in hauling their cattle to market. The committee in charge of raising the bonus was made up of A.C. Jones and John W. Flournoy. In January 1886 Sheriff D.A. T. Walton showed Mr. Lott around Bee County by buggy, and the committee informed him that they had already raised $55,000. Uriah Lott then headed his railroad through Bee County. After the takeover of S.A.&A.P by Southern Pacific in 1925, the depot became an S.P. station. In 1958, the depot was razed, and the last train left Bee County in 1994. Before the railroad all freighting was done by wagon, and most of it came from Saint Mary's on the coast. D.B. Stafford was the first depot agent for S.A.&A.P. and later the first agent for the S.P. Railroad.
Date: 192u
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Abbie Hevron Hackley]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. There are two images of Abbie Hevron Hackley in two similar bust poses. She is wearing a velour-like dress, and a jewel clip in her hair.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

Actors at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Adolfo Mateos Strumming a Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Adolfo Mateos strumming a guitar while sitting at an outdoor picnic table. He is sitting with a group of people that includes Harry S. Truman (left), Sam Rayburn (left, sitting behind a seated woman), Lyndon Johnson (obscured behind Mateos), and Lady Bird Johnson (seated right). The picnic table is topped with glasses, tea cups, and a pair of sunglasses.
Date: October 22, 1959
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Aerial of Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX. At the bottom of the photograph is the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in the middle of a large courthouse square. It is surrounded by tall downtown buildings. In the distance, the petroleum storage tanks can be seen near the chemical plants.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library