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    Pompeiin Villa

    The last remaining landmark of the

    The last remaining landmark of the "dream city" planned by the founder of Port Arthur, railroad magnate Arthur E. Stilwell (1859-1928). The house was built in 1900 as the winter resort home of Isaac ...

    • texas
    • landmark
    • architecture

    Indian Village

    On this site, granted by the Spanish government, dwelled Tusquahoma, chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1820, when the land was sold to Stephen Maddox and the tribe ...

    On this site, granted by the Spanish government, dwelled Tusquahoma, chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1820, when the land was sold to Stephen Maddox and the tribe ...

    • louisiana
    • native american
    • choctaw

    Restoration Park

    This is a most unusual park - with an interesting history. It is an urban wetlands park that also functions as a floodwater detention basin. It is located on the site of a major sand and gravel ...

    This is a most unusual park - with an interesting history. It is an urban wetlands park that also functions as a floodwater detention basin. It is located on the site of a major sand and ...

    • louisiana
    • environment
    • park

    Santa Rosa

    The town of Santa Rosa, once located here, encompassed stores, a church, a post office, the one- room Aaron Academy, and Turtle Skin Cemetery. Its residents were relocated in 1961 to make way for the ...

    The town of Santa Rosa, once located here, encompassed stores, a church, a post office, the one- room Aaron Academy, and Turtle Skin Cemetery. Its residents were relocated in 1961 to make way for the ...

    • mississippi
    • nasa
    • space
    • settlement
    • cemetery

    Alleyton, C. S. A.

    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀State of Texas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Erected in 1963 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Alleyton, C. S. A. ⠀⠀⠀BORN AS WAR CLOUDS GATHERED, ALLEYTON WAS A KEY POINT ON THE SUPPLY LINE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICAN DURING THE CIVIL ...

    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀State of Texas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Erected in 1963 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Alleyton, C. S. A. ⠀⠀⠀BORN AS WAR CLOUDS GATHERED, ALLEYTON WAS A KEY POINT ON THE SUPPLY LINE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICAN DURING THE CIVIL ...

    • civil war
    • military
    • texas
    • cotton
    • confederacy

    Simpson Bros. Clover-shaped pavement plaque, 1899

    This plaque was submitted on June 7 2020. It is from a Massachusetts pavement company, Simpson Bros. Most found plaques from them are dated 1907-1911. This one is earlier, and is dated 1899. It is in ...

    This plaque was submitted on June 7 2020. It is from a Massachusetts pavement company, Simpson Bros. Most found plaques from them are dated 1907-1911. This one is earlier, and is dated 1899. It is in ...

    • brookline
    • reservoir
    • three-leaf clov...
    • simpson bros.
    • circa 1899
    • 1899

    Gates Memorial Library

    John Warne

    John Warne "Bet a Million" Gates (1855-1911), a native of Illinois, was instrumental in the early growth of Port Arthur. A prominent businessman and financier noted for his promotion of barbed ...

    • texas
    • library
    • lamar state col...
    • port arthur

    Port Arthur College

    John W. Gates founded Port Arthur College in 1909 as a nonprofit, non-sectarian, vocational school focusing on stenography, accounting and communications. Gates, one of the founders of the Texas ...

    John W. Gates founded Port Arthur College in 1909 as a nonprofit, non-sectarian, vocational school focusing on stenography, accounting and communications. Gates, one of the founders of the Texas ...

    • texas
    • port arthur
    • lamar state col...

    Judson Hartwell Grambling

    Grambling's Namesake   Grambling's early development was centered around a small sawmill owned by a millright named Judson Hartwell Grambling, a European American for whom the town and university are ...

    Grambling's Namesake   Grambling's early development was centered around a small sawmill owned by a millright named Judson Hartwell Grambling, a European American for whom the town and university are ...

    • louisiana
    • grambling

    Mr. Earnest "Earnie" Miles

    Mr. Earnie Miles was widely known for his pioneering career at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana as the first black news reporter and host of the

    Mr. Earnie Miles was widely known for his pioneering career at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana as the first black news reporter and host of the "Earnie Miles Gospel Show” which began in 1980. The show ...

    • louisiana
    • grambling

    Jan Grant Berenstain

    IN RECOGNITION OF  JAN GRANT BERENSTAIN   Rosemont Native  Radnor High School Class of 1941  Co-Creator of the

    IN RECOGNITION OF  JAN GRANT BERENSTAIN   Rosemont Native  Radnor High School Class of 1941  Co- Creator of the "The Berenstain Bears"  with Husband Stan Berenstain. RADNOR HISTORICAL ...

    • radnor
    • berenstain
    • berenstain bear...
    • emlen tunnell

    Bloody Sunday Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge

    "BLOODY SUNDAY' ATTACK AT EDMUND PETTUS BRIDGE A voting registration campaign In 1965 turned tragic Feb. 17 when an Alabama state trooper fatally shot Jimmie Lee Jackson In Marion. It prompted ...

      Pulpit Rock

      Pulpit Rock Oliver Leavitt Preached to the Pioneers here in 1820submitted by Alan R Reno

      Pulpit Rock Oliver Leavitt Preached to the Pioneers here in 1820submitted by Alan R Reno

      • pioneers
      • leavitt
      • oxbow ny
      • alan r reno
      • preachers

      Towser the Famous Cat

      TOWSER  21 APRIL 1963 - 20 MARCH 1987  TOWSER THE FAMOUS CAT, WHO LIVED IN THE STILL  HOUSE GLENTURRET DISTILLERY FOR ALMOST 24  YEARS, SHE CAUGHT 28,899 MICE IN HER LIFETIME  WORLD FAMOUS MOUSING ...

      TOWSER  21 APRIL 1963 - 20 MARCH 1987  TOWSER THE FAMOUS CAT, WHO LIVED IN THE STILL  HOUSE GLENTURRET DISTILLERY FOR ALMOST 24  YEARS, SHE CAUGHT 28,899 MICE IN HER LIFETIME  WORLD FAMOUS MOUSING ...

        Vuylsteke House

        Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Adrianus Jacobus Maria Vuylsteke (1873-1912) immigrated to the U. S. in 1893. In 1894-96 he moved to Texas and helped plat the town of Port Arthur. Following his marriage ...

        Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Adrianus Jacobus Maria Vuylsteke (1873-1912) immigrated to the U. S. in 1893. In 1894-96 he moved to Texas and helped plat the town of Port Arthur. Following his marriage ...

        • texas
        • architecture

        Ruby Ruth Fuller Building

        This building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of Port Arthur's First United Methodist Church, which had organized in 1897. The building was designed by C.W. Ward, and church member Warren ...

        This building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of Port Arthur's First United Methodist Church, which had organized in 1897. The building was designed by C.W. Ward, and church member Warren ...

        • texas
        • church
        • lamar universit...

        Francis John (Frank) Trost

        Frank Trost, the photographer of record on the day the Lucas Gusher erupted in the Spindletop Oil Field, came to Port Arthur in 1895 from Kansas City, Missouri, where he had been involved in real ...

        Frank Trost, the photographer of record on the day the Lucas Gusher erupted in the Spindletop Oil Field, came to Port Arthur in 1895 from Kansas City, Missouri, where he had been involved in ...

        • texas
        • photography
        • oil
        • port arthur

        Indian Village

        On this site granted by the Spanish Government dwelled Tusquahoma, Chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1825 when the land was sold and the tribe moved west.         ...

        On this site granted by the Spanish Government dwelled Tusquahoma, Chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1825 when the land was sold and the tribe moved west. 1973 by ...

        • louisiana
        • native american
        • village
        • ouachita parish

        Monroe Residential District

        This excellent example of an early twentieth century neighborhood, consisting of over six hundred structures in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial/Georgian Revival, Spanish Mission, ...

        This excellent example of an early twentieth century neighborhood, consisting of over six hundred structures in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial/Georgian Revival, Spanish Mission, ...

        • louisiana
        • historic distri...
        • park
        • monroe
        • ouachita parish

        Hurricane Rita

        While miraculously no one in Cameron Parish was killed, 38 of it's 40 cemeteries were breached and over 340 caskets and their remains were torn from the ground and scattered into marshes, tree tops, ...

        While miraculously no one in Cameron Parish was killed, 38 of it's 40 cemeteries were breached and over 340 caskets and their remains were torn from the ground and scattered into marshes, tree ...

        • louisiana
        • disaster
        • cameron parish
        • hurricane rita

        This is Enough For Me

        "ONE DOESN'T ASK OF ONE WHO SUFFERS: WHAT IS YOUR COUNTRY AND WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION? ONE MERELY SAYS, YOU SUFFER, THIS IS ENOUGH FOR ME, YOU BELONG TO ME AND I SHALL HELP YOU" LOUIS PASTEUR Submitted ...

          Dalmeny Estate Wildlife

          Submitted by @TweetsBennett

          Submitted by @TweetsBennett

            The French River

            Submitted by Eric Boelling.

            Submitted by Eric Boelling.

              Helen Crandall

              IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN CRANDALL A VOLUNTEER NURSE WHO DIED IN BERKELEY, CALIF AT HER POST OF DUTY DURING THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918

              IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN CRANDALL A VOLUNTEER NURSE WHO DIED IN BERKELEY, CALIF AT HER POST OF DUTY DURING THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 "GREATER LOVE HATH NO NAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS ...

              • pandemic
              • influenza
              • 1918