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Old Custer House

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of the Old Custer House at the corner of Houston and 5th Streets in Portland, TX. The house is a tall, two story building with a covered porch. The top of the porch is a balcony for the second story. Several power poles run by the house. A tall Texaco sign is in the foreground. In front of it, a man in a white jump suit is standing on the seat of a motorcycle. Something illegible is written on the man's back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[News Script: Gas war]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a price war between service stations in Fort Worth driving down the cost of gas in the city as various stations attempt to undercut one another.
Date: June 14, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookie's Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Bookie's Service Station on 2500 Procter Street. Several gas pumps are under an awning extending from the front of the building. Automotive repair supplies are scattered underneath the awning. Several men are working around the building. A sign in front of the building says "Texaco" above a "T" and star logo. In the background, a carport says "Bookie's Motor-Tune-Up-Brake Service." In the bottom right of the photograph, text says "25850 9-26-41."
Date: September 26, 1941
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texas Company Employee Picnic]

Description: Photograph of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. A large number of people are in the amusement park for Texaco's annual employee picnic. A single road leads from the amusement park to the city beyond. A prominent feature is the large roller coaster on the left. Cars are parked in large lots to either side of the amusements and also along the street leading to town.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Pleasure Pier Dance Pavilion]

Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance pavilion in Port Arthur, TX. The building is raised above ground level on a wooden platform. A sand road leads up to the pavilion. Several drink advertisements are attached to the side of the pavilion.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texaco Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a Texaco Service Station on the southeast corner of Procter Street and Beaumont Avenue. There are gas pumps and a car under an awning. A round sign at the corner of the station says "Texaco," and has a star-shaped logo with a "T" in the star. In the background, there are other businesses.
Date: 1938
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Farm-to-Market Highway Intersection]

Description: Photograph of an intersection near Port Arthur, TX. State Highway 347 and Farm-to-Market 365 are the roads intersecting. A railway crossing is also present. Cars are crossing through the intersection. In the distance are two Texaco storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Early Port Arthur Aerial]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur. Mary Gates Hospital, the engineers' office, and Port Arthur's first power plant are all visible. In the far background, the smoke off the Gulf Oil and Texaco Oil Refineries is visible. Several houses can also been seen near the hospital and power company.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several tankers are at dock on the island. Storage tanks for petroleum products are on the shore. The Intracoastal Waterway is running through the Murphree Wildlife Management Area. All the waterways lead to the top of the picture, where the Gulf of Mexico is visible.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Men Making Wooden Barrels]

Description: Photograph of two men at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX building wooden barrels. The barrels are being made to hold petroleum product. Both workers have the barrel boards secured by a single barrel band at the bottom and are placing a top band on the barrel.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboats "E. M. Black" and "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. Various crew members of all three ships are one the decks. The tanker is labeled as the Wyoming out of Wilmington, DE. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texaco Lumber Shipping Dock]

Description: Photograph of the lumber shipping dock on Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. A ship is docked to the left of the dock. Past the dock is a row of buildings with several smokestacks. More ships and boats are docked near this area. Large piles of lumber are on the dock next to a large grouping of railroad tracks and several large boxcars.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Brick Complex at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a brick complex at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Three workers are walking around the building. A tall storage tank is on the left with a ladder leaned against it. An object that appears to be an oven is in the picture foreground with a tall pipe protruding from the top.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texas Company Refinery]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Texas Company refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The sign on the building reads, "The Texas Company." Several people are standing at the top of a short stairwell near an open door. Several more are in a vehicle parked in front of the stairwell.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

Description: Photograph of the "Nautica," a tanker owned by the Texas Company, out of Monrovia, Liberia. The ship has has one smokestack as well as many tall cranes, each of which is connected by a large amount of rigging. It is flying the American flag from a pole on the stern.
Date: 1971~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial of Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are docked by the shore. On the island are a large grain elevator and a motor oil packaging factory. At the far end of the island, the is a grouping of petroleum storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Holmes-Manley Batteries]

Description: Photograph of the Holmes-Manley Batteries at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The batteries are all similar. Each unit has a small white shack and one smokestack. There is also a circular device with each battery unit.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texaco Additive Unit]

Description: Photograph of storage tanks for petroleum additives at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. There are two tanks. Both are atop high metal scaffolding. Many pipelines and tanks are underneath the tanks for routing of the chemicals. Several workers wearing hard hats are working beneath the scaffolding.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library