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[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 photo of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial photo looking straight down on the HemisFair site before it opened. The roofs of the circular United States Exhibit Pavilion and of the Confluence Theater are visible right of center. The roof of the Texas Pavilion is in the back middle ground, and the roofs of the Convention Center, Theater, and Arena buildings are visible just to the left of the photo center. Squarely in the center of the photograph only the top of the Tower of the Americas is visible with the tower itself casting a long shadow. A San Antonio public housing development is visible across the highway from the Texas Pavilion.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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- Arena and Convention Center

Description: Image of an aerial view of the construction of the Arena and Convention Center for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Aerial View of a Swollen Ranch Creek]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a ranch creek. The swollen body of water bends around a tree covered hillside and disappears into forested hills.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Aerial View of Bee County College

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Bee County College. In 1965 the voters of Bee County named the entire county as a college district and issued bonds in the amount of $1,500,000 for a junior college. One hundred acres of land was donated for the college campus by the widow of A.C. Jones II, and her three living children, Mrs. W.M. Thompson, W.W. Jones II, and Mrs. H.B. Hause. In the fall of 1967 the first classes of Bee County College were held. Today the college is named Coastal Bend College and includes campuses in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Aerial View of Downtown Austin

Description: Aerial view of downtown Austin looking west. Driskill Hotel is on left.
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Aerial View of Downtown Austin

Description: Downtown Austin seen from the air. Looking south towards the river.
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Aerial View of Downtown Austin

Description: Austin High School (first campus - note semicircular part of building) on the top right of the Stephen F. Austin Hotel and to the top left of the St. David's Episcopal Church (top of Driskill Hotel). The roof top of St. Mary's Academy is noticible between Stephen F Austin Hotel and St. David's Episcopal Church. Left center on 7th Street and Lavaca two churches visible First Presbyterian Church (Original Site) on top and Cumberland Presbyterian on bottom (sold in 1955).
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas

Description: A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: View from a helicopter of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio, Texas, a few weeks from opening day. Prominent structures and buildings that can be seen include the 622 foot high Tower of the Americas, the United States Confluence Theater and United States Exhibit Pavilion at left foreground, and the Convention Center, Arena, and Theater in mid-ground. Downtown San Antonio buildings can be seen behind the fairgrounds.
Date: March 12, 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. The circular buildings are the Arena, at center, and the United States Exhibit Pavilion, at left foreground. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio