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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

[Armistice Day Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade float for an Armistice Day celebration. The float consists of a truck decorated with star and stripe printed banners, a cannon on the truck bed, and a banner on the side with text that says "This is the Old Girl that Roared Out for Joy and Shattered our 'Panes' on Armistice Day. Nov. 11. 1918." In the background, there are trees and a building. Accompanying material gives information about the cannon.
Date: July 4, 1923
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Men Placing Boilers

Description: Photograph on postcard of men setting up boilers to put out an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke from the fire can be seen over the workers.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Number Three Fire Station]

Description: Photograph of seven men standing outside of the Number Three Fire Station on Fifth Street and Vicksburg Avenue. Five of the men are standing on a 1923 Model Pumper truck, and two men are standing beside it; they are all wearing uniforms. Six men are identified as Harry Denson, Buster Curry, Les Hebert, Bonnie Curra, Dan Welch, and Carl Wilson.
Date: 192u
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Fire Department Personnel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fire department personnel sitting in trucks outside of the new Central Fire Station on 300 Waco Avenue. The men are identified as D. M. Montgomery, T. L. Murray, L. C. Dugan, R. E. Daniels, A. O. Montgomery, L. J. Hebert, Tom Goode, Frank Finchum, J. B. Salyer, E. L. Etheridge, Bob Cox, H. Jack Vaughan, H. B. Hay, H. C. Sport, H. I. McIllwain, Ronnie Smith, Arch Hallmark, Dave P. Rachael, R. R. Rachael, T. H. Taylor, Mayor J. P. (Pink) Logan, and Fire Chief Clyde LaRose.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Men at Central Fire Station]

Description: Photograph of four men taking a break at Central Fire Station. Three of the men are identified as Billy Curry, J. C. Enright, and Bill Woods. One man is smoking a cigar. In the background, there are brick archways.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Horses in Port Arthur Parade]

Description: Photograph of group of people riding horses for a parade in Port Arthur, TX. There are a variety of age groups on horseback. The horses are a multitude of colors. Most of the people are wearing cowboy hats. A fire engine is in the back, behind the group of horses.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Murals in Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a historic mural on the side of Verna's Cafe in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. The mural consists of two couples dancing beside a river. On the opposite side of the river, there is a row boat and fish net. Above the net, there is a building that says "Verna's" on the roof; a dock attached to the building stretches into the river. The mural was painted by local artists. On the actual Verna's Cafe, there are signs that say "Verna's Cafe," "7-Up," and "Cafe." A sign on the sidewalk says "Cafe Plate Lunches Gumbo Steaks Beer."
Date: 197?
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Alamo Hotel

Description: Photograph of exterior of The Alamo Hotel at 400 W. 6th Street -- 6th Street at Guadalupe.
Date: November 12, 1947
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Portrait of a Child]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. There are two similar images of an infant in her mother's lap. The infant is lying in a blanket and wearing a dress. The mother is partially visible in the right of each image. Paul Hoefle
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[A Man and His Home]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man standing in a dirt driveway at the front of his clapboard home. Several trees are visible behind the house and the yard is surrounded by a wire fence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Lyndon Johnson Sitting with Rows of People]

Description: Photograph of Lyndon Johnson sitting center among two rows of people. His neck is bend and his hands are in his lap. Lady Bird Johnson sits the right. Maryland Governor, and future Vie-President, Spiro Agnew can be seen on the front row on the far right. On the second row, fifth person from the left, is Texas Governor Preston Smith.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Two Men Under a Wooden Roof Structure]

Description: Photograph of two men standing under a wooden roof structure. The man on the left is older, balding, and wearing a buttoned shirt and trousers. The man on the right is slightly taller and is wearing lighter trousers. He has been identified as Edmund Kunz, Sr. (1919-2002) Two women can be seen to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Sheriff Hugo Klaerner Shaking Hands in Front of Government Building]

Description: Photograph of Sheriff Hugo Klaerner, on the far right, shaking hands with a uniformed officer in front of the brick Gillespie County law Enforcement Building. A plaque showing the county's law enforcement leaders for 1974 is in between the two. A deputy with a mustache and uniform stands to the far left.
Date: 1974~
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos