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[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John
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

[Downtown Port Arthur Stores]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Dollar Department Stores in downtown Port Arthur on the 500 block of Procter Street. There are several signs on the front glass of the store, and text on the front of the building says "Dollar Department Stores." In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars are parked in a row. Other businesses are on each side of the store.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of a flooded street resulting from Hurricane Audrey. A man riding a horse is in the middle of the street. On the left side of the photograph, there is a building with signs that say "Stilwell Service Station" and "Official Tire Inspection Here." In the background, there are other people wading through the water.
Date: June 27, 1957
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

[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

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Gates Memorial Library. There are stairs and columns on the front of the building. A girl is walking up the stairs. Trees and shrubs surround the building.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
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

The Lance, Yearbook of Sacred Heart High School, 1955

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: 1955
Creator: Sacred Heart High School
Item Type: Yearbook

The Lance, Yearbook of Sacred Heart High School, 1957

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: 1957
Creator: Sacred Heart High School
Item Type: Yearbook

The Lance, Yearbook of Sacred Heart High School, 1958

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: 1958
Creator: Sacred Heart High School
Item Type: Yearbook