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[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

[Texaco Laboratory Expansion]

Description: Photograph of a Texaco (Texas Company) plant in Port Arthur, Texas, consisting of several long buildings set around an inner square. The expansion area is to the left with large piles of dirt and noticeable rectangular sections where buildings are to be constructed. Tanks for storage of petroleum products are in the far right background.
Date: 1969
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Texaco Laboratory Expansion]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas. The island is covered in petroleum storage containers and several large tankers are in dock in the water behind the island. Tugboats are also pushing barges through the entrance into the canal.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[USS Kula Gulf]

Description: Photograph of the aircraft carrier USS Kula Gulf, sailing on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas. No aircraft are visible on the deck.
Date: 1969
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Kansas City Southern Train Schedule]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern train schedule for May 10, 1968 in Port Arthur, Texas. The schedule shows the arrival and departure times for a train called "The Flying Crow." The board is posted on a wall next to a large window.
Date: May 10, 1968
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Jefferson High School]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Thomas Jefferson High School on Jefferson Drive. In the foreground, there are tennis courts and a football field, with a parking lot separating the two. In the background, there are buildings. Thomas Jefferson High School was opened in 1959.
Date: September 10, 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[Auditorium Construction]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the construction of an auditorium for Stephen F. Austin High School. In the lower-left of the photograph, there is a metal frame for the building and other construction equipment.
Date: December 12, 1969
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Municipal Building on Lakeshore Drive and Dallas Avenue. A staircase leads to the entrance, and text says "Municipal Building" above it. In the foreground, an unidentified man is standing in between two trees.
Date: February 1966
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

[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