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The History of Destroyers Built in Orange, Texas During W. W. II

Description: This book discusses the naval base in Orange, Texas and shipbuilding activities, particularly focusing on World War II. It includes reprints of relevant newspaper articles, histories of action for ships built at the facility, articles on historical relevance and commemorative events, and information from other documentation.
Date: October 2002
Creator: Orange County Historical Society (Tex.)
Partner: Orange County Historical Society

[Postcard of Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House]

Description: Postcard of the iconic Sydney opera house with a blue-lit bridge in the background against a dark night sky. On the back, water damage obscures some of the writing, but what is legible reads as the following - "had a truly delightful trip [...] country [...] people in [...] a wildlife [...] daughters. [...] etc. Past [...] Canberry. Mrs. E. E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont Texas 77702 USA."
Date: unknown
Creator: Murfett Pty. Ltd.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Uniformed Kilgore Brothers in New Zealand]

Description: Photograph of brothers Ullmann and Joseph Kilgore sitting together in their military uniforms. Joseph, the brother on the right, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an officer in the 43rd Infantry Division in New Guinea. Ullmann, the brother on the left, was part of the U.S. Navy's 24th Seabee Battalion. Having just finished a successful campaign in New Guinea, Joseph's division had been ordered to rest in New Zealand, where Ullmann's battalion were also ordered to go.
Date: 1944
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library