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[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 500,000 gallon water tower on Railroad Avenue. Behind the water tower, there is a train and an industrial storage lot. Text on the top-right of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water tower on Railroad Avenue and W. Thomas Blvd. Built 195. Capacity - 500,000 gallons. Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Committee Members]

Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Delegates]

Description: Photograph of All American City delegates. In the background, a seal is under a wall consisting of stars, stripes, and text that says "Finalist All American City Port Arthur, Texas." The delegates are identified as S. G. Carruth, Arthur Craft, Reverend Emmitt Barrow, Roy Shotts, Sam Aquilina, Mrs. H. P. Weber, Mrs. W. F. Frederman, Mrs. Gordon Swartz, Mrs. Guy Tritico, Mrs. Thomas F. Hogan, Mrs. M. C. Franklin, Mrs. R. J. Domatti, Mrs. Gloria Freeman Robinson, Mrs. [Mars] Gillman, V. J. Constantine, Mrs. D. R. Cotham, Mrs. Arthur Klebba, Jeff Riley, Mrs. Edward Ladmer, Sam Monroe, Gus DeLee, Mrs. E. J. Baron, Jr., John Hill (State Attorney General), Bernis W. Sadler (Mayor), Ed Watson, John Oden, Thomas F. Hogan, III, William Maddox, Randy Halton, and Jerry O. Jones.
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

The Cardinal, Yearbook of Lamar University, 1974

Description: Yearbook for Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas includes photographs of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations. This volume was published as a series of booklets organized in a box; the digital copy is organized alphabetically by the booklet titles: the administration & organizations; big persons on campus; the campus life; college of business; college of education; college of engineering; college of fine & applied arts; college of liberal arts; college of sciences; college of technical arts; the greek life; and the sports life.
Date: 1974
Creator: Lamar University
Item Type: Yearbook

[CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of the princesses float for the CavOILcade Parade. One woman is sitting under an arch at the top of the float, and nineteen other women are sitting on the edges of the float. Other parades floats are behind the princesses float. In the background, there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the princess float for the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of a girl, a boy, and a woman wearing a gown, tiara, and sash sitting on a white ramp. They are sitting in front of a structure made of columns with a gold crown shape on the front. In the background, two car floats are following, and there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float at the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of four older boys wearing yellow shirts and black cowboy hats, sitting around a red and yellow bee mascot in the back of a yellow Chevrolet truck. The truck is decorated with red and gold streamers. In the background, there are people watching the float.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Concrete Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a concrete water tower on Fourth Street and Dallas Avenue. A parking lot is in front of the tower, and buildings surround it from other directions. Text at the top-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Concrete water tower, built 1938. At 4th and Dallas. 300,000 Gallon[,] Photo: 11/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of the demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building. The building is partially intact with debris surrounding it. In the background, there is a crane. The building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Gates as a memorial for his mother, Mary Gates. It was used as a Municipal Building after 1930, when a new hospital was built on Ninth Avenue by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.
Date: August 1, 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of a water tower in downtown Port Arthur. In the foreground, there are cars on streets, and parked cars in parking lots. In the background, there are buildings; the building directly behind the water tower is identified as the city garage. The water tower was building in 1938 and holds 300,000 gallons.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph