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[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of Mary Gates Memorial Hospital in Port Arthur, TX. The hospital is a three story building at the far left. Residential neighborhoods are to the right of the hospital. According to accompanying information, the hospital was converted and used as a city hall from 1930-1970.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of National Guard Armory]

Description: Photograph of the shoreline of Port Arthur, TX. Most of the downtown area is to the right. In the distant background are the chemical plants and petroleum storage tanks. The National Guard Armory is in the lower middle. A storm levee surrounds the building and the coastline.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of North Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the northern portion of Port Arthur, TX. A large residential portion is visible. On the left is the Carver Terrace Apartment Complex. Railroad tracks also run by the apartments.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Port Acres Community]

Description: Photograph of the Port Acres community on the outskirts of Port Arthur, TX. The area appears to be a rural, residential area. Many of the houses have large pastures and lots between them. The West Port Arthur Road is at the bottom of the picture.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Sabine-Neches Shoreline]

Description: Photograph of the shore of the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. In the center of the photograph is Woodrow Wilson Junior High School on the shore. Pleasure Island is behind the school, across the canal. Much of downtown and residential Port Arthur is below the school. Also visible in the picture are Gates Library and Port Arthur College.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Arthur, TX. The school is located on 61st Street. The Port Acres neighborhood surrounds the school. In the distance, the smokestacks from the petrochemical plants can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are docked by the shore. On the island are a large grain elevator and a motor oil packaging factory. At the far end of the island, the is a grouping of petroleum storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of West Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the sparsely populated western portion of Port Arthur, TX. A water tower is in the center bottom. At the top is the main "B" drainage canal for the Texaco Company.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. Behind the town and school are the Sabine-Neches Canal and Sabine Lake. A ship is sailing by the junior high on the canal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial Photograph Canal and River Confluence]

Description: Photograph of the confluence of the Sabine-Neches Canal and the Neches River. The Rainbow Bridge is seen at the top left. The top corner of the petroleum storage fields is in the middle left.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX. It is a light, partly cloudy day. The Sabine-Neches Canal is to the bottom-right of the city.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX taken from the Navy aircraft "Dirigible Akron." Most of the city, canal, and lake are visible. A train is traveling through the rail yards. A tanker is sailing through the canal towards the raised Pleasure Pier Bridge. Pleasure Island and a majority of the coast of Sabine Lake can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial View of Groves]

Description: Photograph of the town of Groves, TX. The photo is taken from the air and the area surrounding Groves can be seen, including oil storage tanks, the Jefferson Chemical Plant, and Hogaboom Road. The town is small and surrounded by crop fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Boy Scouts on Church Steps]

Description: Photograph of a troop of boy scouts standing on the steps of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Port Arthur, TX. Most of the boys are wearing boy scout uniforms. Most are also wearing campaign hats. The boys appear to be of a variety of ages. No adults are present in the picture.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Brick Complex at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a brick complex at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Three workers are walking around the building. A tall storage tank is on the left with a ladder leaned against it. An object that appears to be an oven is in the picture foreground with a tall pipe protruding from the top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Burton Shipyard]

Description: Photograph of Burton Shipyard just east of Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are on land in the process of construction. Several more ships are already in the water, still under construction.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[City of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur skyline circa 1920. The bridge to Pleasure Island is to the right. Several people are walking on the bridge.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Construction of Martin Luther King Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Martin Luther King Bridge over the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. Large nets are suspended from the bottom of the bridge. A large ship is passing beneath.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Contestants in Beard Judging Contest]

Description: Photograph of a group of men who have entered a beard competition for a celebration of the founding of Port Arthur, TX. All the men are gathered in a room surrounded by a group of spectators. The men are looking up at the photographer in front of them.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Contestants in Queen Contest]

Description: Photograph of fourteen young women competing for the queen title during Port Arthur's anniversary celebration. Most of the women are standing in a line, wearing white dresses. In the middle is a large throne where of the women is seated with a tall, ornate crown on her head. She is named at Miss Gloria Antone. To her left is one woman in a dark dress. She wears a smaller crown and a very long, dark cape with white, furred edges. She is named as runner-up, Thelma Tadlock.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Cotton Baling Plant]

Description: Photograph of a storage area for cotton bales. The bales are made in a cotton baling plant in Sabine, TX. Large piles of bales are placed around the room. In the middle of the room, there is a machine that appears to be forming the cotton coming in on a conveyor belt into bales.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library