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[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Pleasure Island Damage]

Description: 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."
Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Description: Photograph of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School band. They are all wearing uniforms and holding musical instruments; they are posing in five rows. The front row consists of four girls holding batons with drums in between them. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Red Hussars]

Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company. A sign above a row of windows on the building says "Townsend Ice Cream Company." In the foreground, there are cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Longhorn Cafe]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of The Longhorn Cafe on the 3800 block of Sixteenth Street. Neon signs on the building say, "The Longhorn Cafe," "Fine Foods Curb Service," and "Dining Room." Several cars are parked under a carport next to the building. In the background, there are trees and houses.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings, trees, and other streets are also visible. In the lower center of the photograph, the building is identified as the K. C. S. Depot.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of a flooded street resulting from Hurricane Audrey. A man riding a horse is in the middle of the street. On the left side of the photograph, there is a building with signs that say "Stilwell Service Station" and "Official Tire Inspection Here." In the background, there are other people wading through the water.
Date: June 27, 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Parade in Downtown]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people watching a parade. This section of the parade consists of men in military uniforms walking. There are parked cars behind the crowd of people. In the background, there is a row of businesses; signs in front of the businesses say "Central Hotel," "Walgreen Drugs," and "Strand." A banner hung across the road says "Baseball 8 P.M."
Date: 1950~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Police supporting the March of Dimes. Two unidentified men are both holding a piece of paper; a man identified as Charles Brazil (City Manager) is standing to the right of the two men. In the background, several men and women, some wearing uniforms, are standing in front of a wall decorated with a striped star background.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Back View of Water Treatment Plant]

Description: Photograph of a back exterior view of a Port Arthur Water Treatment Plant. In front of the buildings, there is a 100,000 gallon elevated storage tank. In the foreground, there are three sets of railroad tracks.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of a group of people at a March of Dimes fundraiser on Procter Street. A group of policemen are standing beside a group of women wearing uniforms. In front of the group, there are three men wearing suits; two of the men are holding a piece of paper in between them. One man is identified as J. C. Enright. The police raised $2,908 for the charity.
Date: January 13, 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Garbage Dump on Pleasure Island]

Description: Photograph of a garbage truck at a garbage dump on Pleasure Island. The truck is dumping garbage into a larger pile of garbage. The side of the truck says "City of Port Arthur Garbage Dept." In the background, there is a field of garbage.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Pistol Range for Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a new pistol range for the Port Arthur Police Department at Spoilbank on Pleasure Pier. A road leads to two buildings, and an uneven grid is marked in front of them. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur. Text at the top of the photograph says "New Police Pistol Range 1951." The range was modeled after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (F. B. I.) Practical Pistol Course in Quantico, Virginia. There are four pistol lanes, three small-bore rifle lanes, and three machine gun lanes.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Gulf Coast Publishers
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Gates Memorial Library. There are stairs and columns on the front of the building. A girl is walking up the stairs. Trees and shrubs surround the building.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Blanton's Laundry]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Townsend Quality Milk]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Quality Milk on 2545 Procter Street. A decorative glass panel on the corner of the building says "Townsend" at the top. Townsend Quality Milk was the home of the famous Roscoe Bar, a vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate on a stick. About one in five bars would have the word "Free" printed on the stick. This treat was popular with grade school children.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Woodrow Wilson Junior High Band. There are four rows of students wearing uniforms and holding instruments. In front, four girls wearing uniforms are holding batons and kneeling; a banner in the middle of the girls says "Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Port Arthur Texas," and has an emblem of the school mascot: a bear. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Date: March 1959
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Brown Derby]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[W. T. Grant Company]

Description: Photograph of W. T. Grant Company on 701 Procter Street. The display windows are filled with products and signs. Some of the signs say "Air Conditioned" and "44 [cents]." Text above the entrances says "W. T. Grant Co." Columns in front of the entrances say "Grants."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library