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Pier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pier. This design "is to provide a new and improved pier which is simple and durable in construction, possesses great stability and strength, is readily sunk in the water and fastened in place, arranged to be built up to any desired height, and designed so as to cut the water in order to reduce the power of the current to a minimum. The invention consists of a series of rods formed at their lower ends with augers and adapted to pass through ears of an exterior shell forming the wall or casing of the pier" (lines 9-20).
Date: May 10, 1892
Creator: Haerem, Ommund
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caisson

Description: Patent for a caisson. This invention is used to remove quicksand while sinking piers in rivers. Illustration included.
Date: December 19, 1905
Creator: Gilbert, Edward Nathen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Young People on a Pier on the Colorado River]

Description: Photograph of a large group of young people on a pier. Most of the people are looking at something to the right, and some are leaning over the railings. There are pirate flags on either side of the pier. The other side of the river can be seen in the background.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Foster, William Hague
Location Info:
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Women and Man Fishing]

Description: Photograph of two women and one man sitting on a pier eating and fishing. The man and the woman behind him are holding up their drinks and smiling; they are both wearing hats. The other woman is wearing a white bonnet and dotted blouse. More people are visible further down the pier in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Pleasure Pier Boardwalk]

Description: Photograph of the boardwalk leading to Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas. At the end of the boardwalk is the Plaza Hotel. Other buildings of Port Arthur are around the hotel. A breakwater is on the left of the boardwalk. The boards seem to be in bad disrepair.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[People on a Pier]

Description: Photograph of a large group of young people on a pier. There are some people sitting on the outside of the wooden railings, and a couple on top of the framing on the right side. There are flags on the far end of the pier.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Foster, William Hague
Location Info:
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Suspension-Bridge.

Description: Patent for a suspension-bridge “which will permit the main cable to expand and contract in different temperatures without materially affecting the principal parts and causing them to become displaced by reason of the slack of increased camber” (line 24-29, p.1), illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Russ Morgan's Orchestra]

Description: Photograph of Russ Morgan and his orchestra performing at the Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas. Morgan is holding a trombone and stands besides a formally dressed man and a woman on the left side of the photo. The orchestra is arranged in three rows, positioned behind podiums and holding their instruments. Centered above them is a sign spelling out "Russ Morgan."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Fleet Berthing Facilities Pier 1 outboard]

Description: Photograph of Pier 1 outboard at Fleet Berthing Facilities. There are men working on a structure and three trees on the left side of the photograph. There are two rows of ships in the background. Front of photograph: "Brown & Root Inc. Contract Noy 13234. Fleet Berthing Facilities Orange/Texas Pier 1 outboard. 5/31/46 No. 46."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum