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[Downtown Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of a water tower in downtown Port Arthur. In the foreground, there are cars on streets, and parked cars in parking lots. In the background, there are buildings; the building directly behind the water tower is identified as the city garage. The water tower was building in 1938 and holds 300,000 gallons.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Lady Bird and Lyndon Johnson at a Book Signing]

Description: Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson signing her 1970 book, A White House Diary. Lyndon Johnson sits to the right at the table, and other people are visible behind them.
Date: 1970
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of the demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building. The building is partially intact with debris surrounding it. In the background, there is a crane. The building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Gates as a memorial for his mother, Mary Gates. It was used as a Municipal Building after 1930, when a new hospital was built on Ninth Avenue by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.
Date: August 1, 1970
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

Description: Photograph of the "Nautica," a tanker owned by the Texas Company, out of Monrovia, Liberia. The ship has has one smokestack as well as many tall cranes, each of which is connected by a large amount of rigging. It is flying the American flag from a pole on the stern.
Date: 1971~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Otto Lindig Holding His Book with Others]

Description: Photograph of elderly Otto Lindig sitting at a desk and holding up a copy of his book, "100 Years: Historical Recollections of Gillespie County." A seated woman to the left is holding a corner of the book. An elderly man sits to the left holding a hat. Another elderly man stands to the right.
Date: July 8, 1971
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboat "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. The tanker is labeled as the "Wyoming" out of Wilmington, Delaware. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow. Another tanker, the "Nautica" out of Monrovia, is docked nearby.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboats "E. M. Black" and "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. Various crew members of all three ships are one the decks. The tanker is labeled as the Wyoming out of Wilmington, DE. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Downtown Arlington Ready for Demolition

Description: Photograph of part of downtown Arlington being prepared for a demolition in 1972. It was taken from across an intersection. Among the buildings sectioned off are a pharmacy, Hutton Pianos and Organs, and Walter's Auto Supply. There is a truck by the buildings, and a car is on the road.
Date: 1972
Creator: Hudspeth, Rural
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

Description: Photograph of the Republic of Texas Savings in Port Arthur, Texas, located on the corner of two streets. Cars are parked on the street in the foreground, in front of several storefronts for businesses next to the bank. People are standing near the cross-street, visible on the left side of the image.
Date: April 5, 1972
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[All American City Billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Date: 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[All American City Committee Members]

Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Date: 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[All American City Delegates]

Description: Photograph of All American City delegates. In the background, a seal is under a wall consisting of stars, stripes, and text that says "Finalist All American City Port Arthur, Texas." The delegates are identified as S. G. Carruth, Arthur Craft, Reverend Emmitt Barrow, Roy Shotts, Sam Aquilina, Mrs. H. P. Weber, Mrs. W. F. Frederman, Mrs. Gordon Swartz, Mrs. Guy Tritico, Mrs. Thomas F. Hogan, Mrs. M. C. Franklin, Mrs. R. J. Domatti, Mrs. Gloria Freeman Robinson, Mrs. [Mars] Gillman, V. J. Constantine, Mrs. D. R. Cotham, Mrs. Arthur Klebba, Jeff Riley, Mrs. Edward Ladmer, Sam Monroe, Gus DeLee, Mrs. E. J. Baron, Jr., John Hill (State Attorney General), Bernis W. Sadler (Mayor), Ed Watson, John Oden, Thomas F. Hogan, III, William Maddox, Randy Halton, and Jerry O. Jones.
Date: 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Alongside the Coffin at Lyndon Johnson's Funeral]

Description: Photograph of people standing to the left of Lyndon Johnson's casket. Men in military uniforms salute and two women hold their children close by as they face the military personnel holding a United States flag over the coffin. A young boy salutes.
Date: 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[People in Line to View Lyndon Johnson as He Lies in State]

Description: Photograph of people lined up to view the casket of Lyndon Johnson as he lies in state at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. An honor guard of eight military personnel surround the casket to the right.
Date: 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Snow at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of snow outside of Gates Memorial Library. There are columns on two of the visible sides of the building. The snow is three inches high.
Date: January 11, 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Snow in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of snow on the corner of Waco Avenue and Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. There are car tracks in the street, and snow on top of the parked cars lining it. Businesses line each side of the street. On the right side, there are signs that say "Hotel Sabine" and "Pool Beer Port Lounge" on the side of a building.
Date: January 11, 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Bugler Performing at Lyndon Johnson's Gravesite]

Description: Photograph of a marine in his dress uniform playing a bugle at Lyndon Johnson's gravesite. A man with his hands in his pockets stands to the right of the marine. A United States flag and a tombstone are seen in the foreground, and a line of trees behind a low metal fence fills the background.
Date: January 25, 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Burial of Lyndon Johnson]

Description: Photograph of Lyndon Johnson's burial in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Military personnel stand around Johnson's casket to the left, while a man stands with his hand over his chest near tombstones. Military personnel can be seen behind a low stone wall in the background.
Date: January 25, 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Burial of Lyndon Johnson]

Description: Photograph of the burial of Lyndon Johnson at the Johnson Family Cemetery. Military personnel are arranged around Johnson's casket to the lower left. A man stands among tombstones and a U. S. flag to the right. Military personnel are visible in the background.
Date: January 25, 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Funeral Procession for Lyndon Johnson]

Description: Photograph of people lined up under a bridge for the funeral procession of Lyndon Johnson. Lady Bird Johnson is standing near the center of the photo with a saluting man in uniform, and her daughters' families. A photo is sandwiched between this photograph and a largely obscured photograph of mourners.
Date: January 25, 1973
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos