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[Port Arthur Cargo Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Cargo Terminal circa 1900. Several ships and boats are in port. Various types of ships are present. There are modern, mechanized ships in the foreground and background. Between are several older, wooden ships. The shore is covered in large pieces of wood.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur College]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur College. Several buildings are visible, including Marconi Tower, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Port Arthur Manual Training High School. The photograph is fuzzy as if taken from a fair distance away where the focus is thrown off. Beyond the college, the canal and Sabine Lake are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior of Interurban Trolley]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a Port Arthur Traction Company trolley car. Padded wicker chairs line the sides of the car. Along path is clear down the middle of the trolley. The windows all have shades pulled about a one-third of the way down.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[KCS Train Crew]

Description: Photograph of a Kansas City Southern train outside the Kansas City Southern Depot in Port Arthur, TX circa 1910. The crew is standing next to the engine. The cars attached to the engine appear to have passengers in them. The engine is number 106.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Pleasure Island Roller Coaster]

Description: Photograph of the roller coaster on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas. A large pavilion is to the left of the coaster. A group of people is sitting beneath the awning of the pavilion. Another group of people is sitting on and near the breakwater wall. Several swimmers are in the water.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Texas State Highway 365]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Highway 365 area in Port Arthur, TX. Wallings Dairy is visible near the bottom of the picture. In the center top, an area is being cleared to construct the new Stonegate neighborhood.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Aerial Photograph]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX. The area from Port Arthur to the Sabine Pass can be seen. The petroleum storage tank fields, the petrochemical plants, and the canal docks are visible along the side of the picture. State Highway 87 is running through the center from bottom to top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is located next to the Sabine Neches Canal. A ship is docked by the plant. On the other side of the canal is Pleasure Island.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Traction Company Barn]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Traction Company trolley barn circa 1930. The barn is located on Houston Avenue. Several trolleys are inside the barn. The barn has two large bays to house the trolleys. The left side of the building is overgrown with vine plants.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Seawall Along Sabine-Neches Canal]

Description: Photograph of the seawall along the north bank of the Sabine-Neches Canal behind a drainage pump station in Port Arthur, TX. A single man is standing on a platform by the pumping station. The seawall appears to be very eroded. Several large pieces of timber are laying on the eroded wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Dredge Digging Canal]

Description: Photograph of an Army Corps of Engineers dredge digging the Sabine-Neches Canal in 1908. The digging apparatus is on the back of the boat, being dragged along the bottom of the canal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Pleasure Island Merry-Go-Round]

Description: Photograph of the Merry-Go-Round on the midway of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, TX. In the background are various other amusement park rides. A person is riding a motorcycle in front of the Merry-Go-Round.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Trolley Construction]

Description: Photograph of construction work on the Port Arthur trolley system circa 1910. Workers are digging and laying rails for the trolley in the middle of a street in Port Arthur, Texas. The trolley is already on the rails and the conductor and driver are standing near it. Behind the trolley is the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot. The construction is headed towards the intersection of Beaumont and Procter Streets.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

Description: Photograph of a group of people walking across a bridge in Port Arthur, TX towards Pleasure Island. The bridge is framed by large, steel girders. The people are all on a foot path on the right-hand side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge in Port Arthur, TX. The bridge was completed in August 1970 at a cost of $8,750,882. The roadway is 5,032 feet long and 138 feet above the canal. The bridge spans the Sabine-Neches Canal. A ship is sailing about to sail underneath it. In the background is the town of Port Arthur. Beyond that are the oil refineries and fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Kansas City Southern Rail Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Passenger Station at the foot of Procter Street in Port Arthur, TX. Behind the station is a passenger car. Several horse-drawn carts and buggies are in front of the station. Below the picture are the words, "Kansas City Southern the only road."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[KCS Train Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot in Port Arthur, TX. An unpaved road leads up to the front of the depot. A train is behind the depot. A caption below the picture reads, "The Kansas City Southern Depot at Port Arthur."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[KCS Train Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot in Port Arthur, TX. The tracks next to the platform are empty. Several cars are parked around the depot. Accompanying information states the picture was taken circa 1950.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Docks and Refinery]

Description: Photograph of The Gulf Oil Company docks and refinery. Several ships are docked at the shoreline by the refinery. A field of many storage containers is in the picture background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine-Neches Canal]

Description: Photograph of the Sabine-Neches Canal running through Port Arthur, TX. To the left of the canal is a large railroad depot and the town is at the top. Several barges and boats are tied up along the shores of the canal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur in Snow]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX in January 1948. A ship is passing through the raised canal bridge. On land, the ground is covered in a layer of snow.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific Railroad Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Port Arthur, TX. According to accompanying information, it is located Austin and Houston Streets. A line of automobiles is parked on the street outside the depot. A large lumberyard is across the street, to the top of the photograph. Large, open park like areas with palm trees are on either side of the depot.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine-Neches Canal Erosion]

Description: Photograph of a severe erosion area along the bank of the Sabine-Neches Canal. The photograph was taken of the shoreline near the Plaza Hotel and City Slip in Port Arthur, TX. The city is in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph