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[Golden Arrow Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Golden Arrow Drive-In on Seventh Street. Signs on the side of the building say "Townsend's Ice Cream" and "Hot Fudge Sunday 30 [cents]." One man and one woman are standing in a doorway. The top of the front of the building says "Golden Arrow." A man is in a phone booth and two cars are parked outside the building.
Date: 1960
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Bowl King Kole Bowling Alley]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bowl King Kole bowling alley on Gulfway Drive. The building says "Bowl King Kole" at the top, and has cut-outs of bowling balls wearing crowns on it. In the foreground, there is a parking lot with cars in it.
Date: 1961
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

The Lance, Yearbook of Sacred Heart High School, 1962

Description: Yearbook for Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Port Arthur, Texas includes photographs of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations. Class photos are also included for elementary grades.
Date: 1962
Creator: Sacred Heart High School
Item Type: Yearbook

[Lewis Drive Construction]

Description: Photograph of construction on Lewis Drive. Four men holding shovels are standing on a section of road with no pavement. A truck and construction machinery are to the right side of the men on a paved section of the road. In the background, there are other workers and trucks.
Date: 1962
Item Type: Photograph

[Circle 4 Club Actors]

Description: Photograph of two men identified as John Garner (Cowboy John) and Smiley Burnette. Garner was one of the hosts of The Circle 4 Club, a children's television program in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of Southeast Texas. Garner is wearing a cowboy hat and bracelet, and Burnette is wearing a hat and bandanna. The television program played on Saturday mornings.
Date: October 2, 1962
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Maritime Guard Employees]

Description: Photograph of a group of Maritime Guard employees transferring money from the old First National Bank to the new building on 700 Procter Street. One man identified as C. B. Douglas (co-owner) is wearing a suit and cowboy hat, and is holding a gun. Two men identified as A. Schroder and M. Tinker are wearing guard uniforms and carrying money bags. On the right, a man identified as Claude Goldsmith (owner/President) is wearing a suit and standing near a truck. In the background, signs on the side of the building say "1st National Bank" and "Time Temperature."
Date: 1963
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Dick Dowling Monument]

Description: Photograph of a monument honoring Dick Dowling in Sabine Pass Battleground Park. A statue of a man is on top of a marble pedestal that has three segments containing text. The center portion of the monument, beneath the statue includes a symbol with a star and laurel leaves at the top and text that says: "In memory of Lt. Richard W. Dowling and his men. Texas remembers the faithfulness and valor of her sons and commends their heroic example to future generations. Erected by the state of Texas, 1936." Additional text is in the segment on the right and the left segment is labeled "With Dowling Were" and contains a list of names.
Date: August 6, 1963
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Music of the Sea Memorial Fountain]

Description: Photograph of the Music of the Sea Memorial Fountain at Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse. A human figure leaning over and holding a shell to its ear is in the center of the fountain. Jets of water are spraying towards it. It was presented to the city in 1940 by Edith Smith Norton (Mrs. Charles R.) in memory of her father, Charles Eugene Smith. It was created by artist, Henry Hudson Kitson.
Date: 1964~
Item Type: Photograph