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[Aerial View of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of buildings and streets in Port Arthur. In the foreground, there is a view of Kansas City Southern Railway. On the right side of the photograph, there is a body of water.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings, trees, and other streets are also visible. In the lower center of the photograph, the building is identified as the K. C. S. Depot.
Date: 1952

[Back View of Water Treatment Plant]

Description: Photograph of a back exterior view of a Port Arthur Water Treatment Plant. In front of the buildings, there is a 100,000 gallon elevated storage tank. In the foreground, there are three sets of railroad tracks.
Date: 1951

[Blanton's Laundry]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Brown Derby]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James

[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John

[Construction of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of the construction of a one million gallon water tower in Pioneer Park. Half of the tank of the tower has not been built. There are men and construction equipment in the tank and also on the ground.
Date: 1951

[Construction of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of the construction of a one million gallon water tower in Pioneer Park. Half of the tank of the tower has not been built. There are men and construction equipment in the tank. In the background, there are buildings; a four story tall building is identified as Saint Mary Hospital.
Date: 1951

[Downtown Port Arthur Stores]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Dollar Department Stores in downtown Port Arthur on the 500 block of Procter Street. There are several signs on the front glass of the store, and text on the front of the building says "Dollar Department Stores." In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars are parked in a row. Other businesses are on each side of the store.
Date: 1956

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of a flooded street resulting from Hurricane Audrey. A man riding a horse is in the middle of the street. On the left side of the photograph, there is a building with signs that say "Stilwell Service Station" and "Official Tire Inspection Here." In the background, there are other people wading through the water.
Date: June 27, 1957

[Fournet's Men's Apparel Store]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Fournet's, a men's apparel store. Two signs on the building, one facing the sideways and one above the entrance, say "Fournet's." Text at the top of the building says "Zenos Bldg." There are other businesses on each side of the building.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Garbage Dump on Pleasure Island]

Description: Photograph of a garbage truck at a garbage dump on Pleasure Island. The truck is dumping garbage into a larger pile of garbage. The side of the truck says "City of Port Arthur Garbage Dept." In the background, there is a field of garbage.
Date: 1950~

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Gates Memorial Library. There are stairs and columns on the front of the building. A girl is walking up the stairs. Trees and shrubs surround the building.
Date: 1955

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Longhorn Cafe]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of The Longhorn Cafe on the 3800 block of Sixteenth Street. Neon signs on the building say, "The Longhorn Cafe," "Fine Foods Curb Service," and "Dining Room." Several cars are parked under a carport next to the building. In the background, there are trees and houses.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James E.

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Police supporting the March of Dimes. Two unidentified men are both holding a piece of paper; a man identified as Charles Brazil (City Manager) is standing to the right of the two men. In the background, several men and women, some wearing uniforms, are standing in front of a wall decorated with a striped star background.
Date: 1955

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of a group of people at a March of Dimes fundraiser on Procter Street. A group of policemen are standing beside a group of women wearing uniforms. In front of the group, there are three men wearing suits; two of the men are holding a piece of paper in between them. One man is identified as J. C. Enright. The police raised $2,908 for the charity.
Date: January 13, 1955

[Parade in Downtown]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people watching a parade. This section of the parade consists of men in military uniforms walking. There are parked cars behind the crowd of people. In the background, there is a row of businesses; signs in front of the businesses say "Central Hotel," "Walgreen Drugs," and "Strand." A banner hung across the road says "Baseball 8 P.M."
Date: 1950~
Creator: Everett, James

[Pistol Range for Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a new pistol range for the Port Arthur Police Department at Spoilbank on Pleasure Pier. A road leads to two buildings, and an uneven grid is marked in front of them. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur. Text at the top of the photograph says "New Police Pistol Range 1951." The range was modeled after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (F. B. I.) Practical Pistol Course in Quantico, Virginia. There are four pistol lanes, three small-bore rifle lanes, and three machine gun lanes.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Gulf Coast Publishers

[Pleasure Island Damage]

Description: Photograph of damage at Pleasure Island resulting from Hurricane Audrey. In the foreground, there are overturned amusement rides and an overturned chair. In the background, there is a Ferris wheel and a closed concession stand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Hurricane Audrey June 1957."
Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Red Hussars]

Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James