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April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Description: Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Clyde H. Martin

Description: Photograph of Clyde H. Martin wearing cowboy regalia and posing with a saddle embossed with the words "All Around Cowboy 1959" and "Texas A.M. Rodeo Intercollegiate."
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Decorated Stores]

Description: Photograph of decorated stores on a road in Port Arthur, Texas. A few cars are parked in front of the buildings.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[First CavOilCade Dinner]

Description: Photograph of rows of dinners seated and eating with a head table in the background. On the curtain behind reads "We Appreciate Your Faith in Port Arthur". Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "1st celebration of CavOilCade" "Oct. 14, 1952 - dinner to salute oil industry. Became CavOilCade in 1953." "Valuable, return picture to: Lyle Vickers, 300 Plaza Circle, Port Arthur, TX."
Date: October 14, 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Men in Suits]

Description: Photograph of four men wearing suits standing together at a party in Port Arthur, Texas. They are, from left to right, Frank Bryan, an unknown man, Jim Rowland, and Lyle Vickers.
Date: January 30, 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Chamber of Commerce]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and a few women sitting in chairs at a meeting in the Chamber of Commerce building in Port Arthur, Texas. A man holding a piece of paper, identified as Mack Thomas, stands at the front of the room. Two pictures of ships are balanced on top of full bookshelves, and a photo of a woman hangs on the wall in the background.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Men]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing in front of a brick structure in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: April 1, 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Men at Chamber of Commerce Banquet]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Gene White, Jo Timms, an unidentified man, Donnie Jones, and the speaker, standing in front of a banner at a banquet for the Chamber of Commerce in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Men in Front of Dinner Table]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Jim Rowland, an unidentified man, Ralph Bradford, Dan Johnson, and C. M. Scott, standing in front of a set dinner table.
Date: January 21, 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Million Dollar Pleasure Pier]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people walking around the Million Dollar Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas. Several buildings, including concession stands, are visible in the background, and there are rides in the foreground.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Oil Appreciation Dinner]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women standing during a dinner party in Port Arthur, Texas. A banner at the front of the room reads "We Appreciate Your Faith in Port Arthur".
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Parade Queen]

Description: Photograph of Barbara Putnam sitting on the back of a convertible during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
Date: 1956~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
Item Type: Photograph