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The Scars On This Stone

THE SCARS ON THIS STONE WERE CAUSED IN THE GERMAN AIR RAIDS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. DESPITE SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING. THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH WAS PUBLISHED WITHOUT INTERRUPTION Submitted by ...

THE SCARS ON THIS STONE WERE CAUSED IN THE GERMAN AIR RAIDS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. DESPITE SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING. THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH WAS PUBLISHED WITHOUT INTERRUPTION Submitted ...

    First Methodist Church of Port Neches

    Before 1881 Methodists in Port Neches, then known as Grigsby's Bluff, were served by occasional circuit Riders who preached in private homes. On Sept. 6, 1881, the Rev. W. H. Crawford conducted a ...

    Before 1881 Methodists in Port Neches, then known as Grigsby's Bluff, were served by occasional circuit Riders who preached in private homes. On Sept. 6, 1881, the Rev. W. H. Crawford conducted ...

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    First Baptist Church of Port Neches

    This Baptist church, the first in Port Neches, organized in October of 1910. Twelve charter members held Baptist services in a one-room schoolhouse. These church founders were Mr. & Mrs. John ...

    This Baptist church, the first in Port Neches, organized in October of 1910. Twelve charter members held Baptist services in a one-room schoolhouse. These church founders were Mr. & Mrs. John ...

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    Southeast Texas Regional Airport

    Originally named Jefferson County Airport, this facility has served area residents since the World War II era. Jefferson County commissioners purchased land to build the airport in 1841, and its ...

    Originally named Jefferson County Airport, this facility has served area residents since the World War II era. Jefferson County commissioners purchased land to build the airport in 1841, and its ...

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    • airport
    • wwii
    • commerce

    City of Nederland

    Settled by Dutch immigrants in 1897; named for their native Netherlands, which in the 1890s suffered overcrowding, worn-out soil, and scant hope for prosperity. Thus when the Port Arthur Land Company ...

    Settled by Dutch immigrants in 1897; named for their native Netherlands, which in the 1890s suffered overcrowding, worn-out soil, and scant hope for prosperity. Thus when the Port Arthur Land Company ...

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    First Baptist Church of Nederland

    This congregation grew out of a revival held by a Baptist minister in the local Dutch Reformed Church. Seven charter members met in March 1907 to organize the First Baptist Church in Nederland, and ...

    This congregation grew out of a revival held by a Baptist minister in the local Dutch Reformed Church. Seven charter members met in March 1907 to organize the First Baptist Church in Nederland, and ...

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    Arthur Edward Stilwell

    Son of Charles H. and Mary Stilwell, was born on October 21, 1859, in Rochester, New York. Young Arthur was greatly influenced by his grandfather, railroad builder Hamlin Stilwell, and according to ...

    Son of Charles H. and Mary Stilwell, was born on October 21, 1859, in Rochester, New York. Young Arthur was greatly influenced by his grandfather, railroad builder Hamlin Stilwell, and according ...

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    Israel Chapel A.M.E. Church

      Frederick Shepherd, who helped the Rev. Napoleon Harris establish an African Methodist Episcopal (A. M. E.) mission in nearby Sabine in 1902, founded this church at his Port Arthur home in 1903 ...

      Frederick Shepherd, who helped the Rev. Napoleon Harris establish an African Methodist Episcopal (A. M. E.) mission in nearby Sabine in 1902, founded this church at his Port Arthur home in 1903 ...

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    To the unknown vanished stars

    aux etoiles inconnues disparues dont les explosion repandirent dans le milieu interstellaire tous les noyaux atomiques dont nous sommes constitues To the unknown vanished stars whose explosions ...

    aux etoiles inconnues disparues dont les explosion repandirent dans le milieu interstellaire tous les noyaux atomiques dont nous sommes constitues To the unknown vanished stars whose explosions ...

      Tex Ritter (January 12, 1905 - January 2, 1974)

      Western singing star Woodward Maurice (

      Western singing star Woodward Maurice ("Tex") Ritter was born in Panola County, Texas. After attending college, he began singing cowboy ballads on a Houston radio station in 1928. He advanced ...

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      Interurban Rail Service

      On Dec. 15, 1913 The Eastern Texas Electric Co., now GSU, commenced the rail service between Beaumont and Port Arthur. The deluxe electric trolley cars ran once an hour. The Nederland Station, 50 ...

      On Dec. 15, 1913 The Eastern Texas Electric Co., now GSU, commenced the rail service between Beaumont and Port Arthur. The deluxe electric trolley cars ran once an hour. The Nederland Station, 50 ...

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      Grigsby's Bluff (1834-1902)

      Joseph Grigsby (1771-1841) and family migrated from Kentucky to the Sabine area in 1827. He is said to have been the first grower of cotton in East Texas. In 1834 he received a grant of 17 labors ...

      Joseph Grigsby (1771-1841) and family migrated from Kentucky to the Sabine area in 1827. He is said to have been the first grower of cotton in East Texas. In 1834 he received a grant of 17 labors ...

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      • port neches
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      First United Methodist Church of Port Neches

      Before 1881 Methodists in Port Neches, then known as Grigsby's Bluff, were served by occasional circuit Riders who preached in private homes. On Sept. 6, 1881, the Rev. W. H. Crawford conducted a ...

      Before 1881 Methodists in Port Neches, then known as Grigsby's Bluff, were served by occasional circuit Riders who preached in private homes. On Sept. 6, 1881, the Rev. W. H. Crawford conducted ...

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      W. M. "Tex" Ritter 1905-1974

      Western singing star Woodward Maurice

      Western singing star Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter was born in Panola County Texas. He grew up in Nederland and after attending college, began singing cowboy ballads on a Houston radio station in ...

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      • country music
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      • park

      Lakeshore/Lions Park

      The Port Arthur Townsite Company, planning the layout of Port Arthur in 1898, set aside Lakeshore Park along the Sabine Lake shoreline. In 1920 a portion of the park was named Lions Park in honor of ...

      The Port Arthur Townsite Company, planning the layout of Port Arthur in 1898, set aside Lakeshore Park along the Sabine Lake shoreline. In 1920 a portion of the park was named Lions Park in honor of ...

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      Site of First Mercantile Building

      As agent for the Port Arthur Land Company, Dutch immigrant G. W. Kilsdonk, Jr., worked to encourage people from his native Holland to settle in this area in the late 1890s. He built a number of ...

      As agent for the Port Arthur Land Company, Dutch immigrant G. W. Kilsdonk, Jr., worked to encourage people from his native Holland to settle in this area in the late 1890s. He built a number ...

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      • early business
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      Hood Home Plantation

      Contemplative family occupied home plantation says the antebellum period. Originally built in a dogtrot style, the house had front and back porches that were social gathering places, like most ...

      Contemplative family occupied home plantation says the antebellum period. Originally built in a dogtrot style, the house had front and back porches that were social gathering places, like most ...

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      • cotton
      • farming
      • agriculture
      • museum

      Farming by Hand

      The earliest farming implements used in Louisiana were simple tools. Before tractors and other mechanized farm equipment changed the way people picked cotton, workers spent long hours in the hot ...

      The earliest farming implements used in Louisiana were simple tools. Before tractors and other mechanized farm equipment changed the way people picked cotton, workers spent long hours in the ...

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      Farming with Plows

      The four most common plows in the history of Southern agriculture are the walking plow, the sulky plow, the gang plow, and the tractor plow. The walking plow, usually pulled by mules, was guided by a ...

      The four most common plows in the history of Southern agriculture are the walking plow, the sulky plow, the gang plow, and the tractor plow. The walking plow, usually pulled by mules, was guided by a ...

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      • cotton
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      Gate and Fence Designed by George B. Post

        1025 Park Avenue

          Parfreys' Glen

          PARFREY'S GLEN WISCONSIN'S FIRST STATE NATURAL AREA SINCE THE LATE 1800S, THIS COOL, MOSSY GORGE HAS PROVIDED PEACEFUL REFUGE TO GENERATIONS OF VISITORS. IN 1952, THE GLEN WAS DESIGNATED WISCONSIN'S ...

          PARFREY'S GLEN WISCONSIN'S FIRST STATE NATURAL AREA SINCE THE LATE 1800S, THIS COOL, MOSSY GORGE HAS PROVIDED PEACEFUL REFUGE TO GENERATIONS OF VISITORS. IN 1952, THE GLEN WAS DESIGNATED WISCONSIN'S ...

            John F. Cunningham Aquatic Complex

            JOHN F. CUNNINGHAM AQUATIC COMPLEX DEDICATED AUGUST 18, 1979 VALLEJO CITY COUNCIL Submitted by Darren Platt

            JOHN F. CUNNINGHAM AQUATIC COMPLEX DEDICATED AUGUST 18, 1979 VALLEJO CITY COUNCIL Submitted by Darren Platt

              Absalom Jett

              Born in Louisiana in 1812.Arrived in Texas, 1824Served in the Army of Texas, 1836Member ofCaptain Benjamin J. Harper's CompanyDied 1878His wife, Mary Arthur Jett

              Born in Louisiana in 1812.Arrived in Texas, 1824Served in the Army of Texas, 1836Member ofCaptain Benjamin J. Harper's CompanyDied 1878His wife, Mary Arthur Jett

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              Rohwer Japanese- American War Memorial

              Japanese-American CreedI am an American of Japanese ancestry and appreciate the advantages of our nation. I glory in her heritage: I trust in her future. We are granted liberties and opportunities ...

              Japanese-American CreedI am an American of Japanese ancestry and appreciate the advantages of our nation. I glory in her heritage: I trust in her future. We are granted liberties and opportunities ...

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