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[Rainbow & Veteran's Memorial Bridges]

Description: Color photo postcard picturing the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge in front of the older Rainbow Bridge. These bridges connect Bridge City and Port Arthur, Texas over the Neches River. Written on the back of the card, "Twin bridges span the Neches River connecting Bridg City & Port Arthur. The cable-stayed Veteran's Memorial Bridge was dedicated on Sept. 8, 1990, 52 years after the Rainbow Bridge. The clearance of the new bridge is 143 feet; the old bridge is 176 feet." It is postmarked Bridge City, Texas on Sept 8, 1990.
Date: August 1990
Creator: Chiasson, Charlotte
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Bridge across neches River - Orange, Texas]

Description: Photographic postcard picturing, "Highway Bridge Across The Neches River - Highest Bridge in the South - 183 Ft. Above Water - Between Orange and Port Arthur, Tex." This cantilever bridge is also named the "Rainbow Bridge"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Flooded Area in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a flooded area between Lake Sabine and the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several buildings, including the Plaza Hotel, are visible in the background.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cars Waiting for Ferry]

Description: Photograph of cars waiting to cross the Neches River with billboards and small store in the background with a Coa-Cola sign. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Waiting for the ferry to cross the Neches River before PA - Orange bridge was built -- 1934".
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Opening of Rainbow Bridge]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people standing on a bridge at the opening of the Port Arthur-Orange bridge, later renamed the Rainbow Bridge, over the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cameras are set up in the foreground, and an American flag and a Texas flag fly at either side of the bridge.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cars Crossing Rainbow Bridge]

Description: Photograph of several cars driving across the Highway 87 Rainbow Bridge crossing the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Transcript of file of documents concerning Santa Anna and issues relating to Texas's independence, November 25, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a file with multiple documents concerning Santa Anna and issues relating to Texas's independence. Documents include: 1. a copy of the secret treaty between Santa Anna and Texas; 2. a statement by Santa Anna to Texas; 3. a copy of the public treaty between Santa Anna and Texas; 4. a memorandum regarding the treaties and communications with the United States; 5. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Collinsworth and Grayson; 6. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to an unknown recipient; 7. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. H. Benton; 8. a letter from Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson; and 9. a description of the boundaries and size of Texas by Stephen F. Austin.
Date: November 25, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Beaumont Country Club]

Description: Postcard of of the Beaumont County Club house with pier and boathouse in the foreground. The Beaumont Country Club was formed in 1906 on a hill overlooking the Neches River on a hundred acres of land. Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Country Club House, BEAUMONT, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information related to the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "G.A.P.C.M. Co., N.Y." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Dear Julia - This is Sunday and we are busy as ever. I will write a letter tomorrow Hoping this will find you well and happy Mamma." The card is addressed to Mrs. Julia Stafford, Meridian Mississippi (Meridian Norman's College).
Date: October 18, 1909
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Lover's Lane]

Description: Postcard of Lover's Lane and the Neches River in Beaumont. A walkway leading to a building is on the left. Typed at the bottom of the postcard is "Lover's Lane and Neches River, Beaumont, Texas." Beaumont's Lover's Lane was located near the Neches River between the Hotel Dieu and city docks. A note with the postcard states that the house in the background is the Paul Millard home. The Millard home, also known as the O'Brien home, sat on the corner of Blanchette and Orleans Street and marked as an entrance to Lover's Lane. It was demolished in 1962. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Plate 2617."
Date: [1907..1919]
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Shipyard in Beaumont]

Description: Postcard of a shipyard in Beaumont in the early 1900s, likely the Beaumont Shipyard Company. Seen on the left of the postcard is a ship with at least four men on and around the ship. On the ship appears to be written "...Beaumont." Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Ship Yard, Beaumont, Tex." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "122771." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Mary Lou - What are you all doing today - am sending you mama's slippers. had to wait for letter - did not have any things in small - we are all having a fine time - am exfectin a letter from you all ." The card is addressed to Miss Mary Lou Ginndy Goldthwaite, Tex.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Downtown and Port of Beaumont]

Description: Postcard of the Port of Beaumont on the Neches River with downtown Beaumont in the background. In the foreground, written in the grass, is "Port of Beaumont." At least five ships and a tugboat are visible at the port. The Kansas City Southern Lift Bridge is visible on the right side of the photograph and in the background downtown Beaumont buildings can be seen including the Jefferson County Courthouse. On the back of the postcard is printed the following: "The City of Beaumont is one of the Nation's most fascinating. It offers a wonderful climate and the warmest of Texas hospitality, blended with the salt tang of a major sea port and the brisk air of a mushrooming metropolis." The following companies are credited on the back of the postcard: "Color by Business Men's Studio" "The Edwards News Co., Beaumont, Texas" and "Plastichrome by Colourplate, Boston, Mass."
Date: [1940..1969]
Creator: The Edwards News Co.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Hardin County

Description: Map of the Piney Woods region covering Hardin County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: June 3, 1871
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Hardin County

Description: Map of the Piney Woods region covering Hardin County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1862
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jefferson County

Description: Map of Jefferson County, Texas, including the Gulf Coast region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1840
Creator: Delano, O. H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jasper County

Description: Map of Jasper County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1879
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Henderson County

Description: Map of Henderson County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: November 4, 1856
Creator: Wilke, H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jasper County

Description: Map of Jasper County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1841
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Hardin County

Description: Map of the Piney Woods region covering Hardin County, Texas. The center of Hardin County is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: November 1886
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jasper County

Description: Map of Jasper County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 1847
Creator: Creuzbaur, R.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jasper County

Description: Map of Jasper County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1873
Creator: Arlitt, F. H. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Jefferson County

Description: Map of Jefferson County, Texas, including the Gulf Coast region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1840
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office