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[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
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
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
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
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin, May 18, 1826]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin, on May 18, 1826, discussing the desire to move American Indians tribes out of the territory newly colonized by Americans in order to avoid a conflict between the Comanches and the Tahuacanos. He also mentions a warning about a raid.
Date: May 18, 1826
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[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
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[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.
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
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[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
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]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Map of Trinity County

Description: Cadastral map of Trinity County, Texas the Piney Woods region. Legal statements in the upper-left and lower-right corners attest to the accuracy of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1859
Creator: Baumgarthen, John E.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Trinity County

Description: Cadastral map of Trinity County in the Piney Woods region. Geographic features are marked as well as the road to Colthary's Ferry. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: July 8, 1857
Creator: Baumgarthen, John E.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Trinity County

Description: Cadastral map of Trinity County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. Several features are marked including the center of the county. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1882
Creator: Schmidt, V.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Tyler County

Description: Cadastral map of Tyler County in the Piney Woods region. Some borders and notes are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: January 1863
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Tyler County

Description: Cadastral map of Tyler County in the Piney Woods region. Some properties, borders, and notes are marked in color; there is an illustration around the title in the lower-left corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 7, 1858
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
Partner: Texas General Land Office