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[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~
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company. A sign above a row of windows on the building says "Townsend Ice Cream Company." In the foreground, there are cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Townsend Quality Milk]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Quality Milk on 2545 Procter Street. A decorative glass panel on the corner of the building says "Townsend" at the top. Townsend Quality Milk was the home of the famous Roscoe Bar, a vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate on a stick. About one in five bars would have the word "Free" printed on the stick. This treat was popular with grade school children.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[W. T. Grant Company]

Description: Photograph of W. T. Grant Company on 701 Procter Street. The display windows are filled with products and signs. Some of the signs say "Air Conditioned" and "44 [cents]." Text above the entrances says "W. T. Grant Co." Columns in front of the entrances say "Grants."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[Spooner's Photo Shop]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Spooner's Photo Shop on 427 Austin Avenue. Through the windows, various photography products are visible. A sign on the front of the buildings says "Spooner's" and "Kodak Cameras Film & Supplies Cards & Records."
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph