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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 ...

  • texas
  • church
  • religion

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 ...

  • texas
  • railroad

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 ...

    • texas
    • country music
    • cowboy
    • entertainment
    • movies

    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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    • rail
    • jefferson count...

    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
    • jefferson count...
    • settlers

    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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    • church
    • religion

    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
    • cowboy
    • entertainment
    • movies
    • 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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    • park
    • jefferson count...

    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 ...

    • texas
    • early business
    • commerce

    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 ...

    • louisiana
    • 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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    • cotton
    • farming
    • agriculture
    • museum

    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 ...

    • louisiana
    • cotton
    • farming
    • agriculture
    • museum

    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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            • texas war of in...
            • texas ranger

            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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            • japanese americ...
            • internment camp
            • world war ii
            • civil rights

            Rohwer Japanese- American Relocation Center

            The Rohwer internment camp included a 500-acre area for internee living quarters and more than 10,000 acres of surrounding land for farming and timber harvesting. Officially labeled a relocation ...

            The Rohwer internment camp included a 500-acre area for internee living quarters and more than 10,000 acres of surrounding land for farming and timber harvesting. Officially labeled a ...

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            • japanese americ...
            • internment camp
            • world war ii
            • civil rights
            • concentration c...

            In Memory of George Washington of Fairfax County

            IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. PATRIOT, PIONEER AND MAN OF AFFAIRS, WHO SPENT IN DEVELOPING HIS COUNTRY THE LIFE HE RISKED IN HER DEFENSE. THIS IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE PATOWMACK ...

            IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. PATRIOT, PIONEER AND MAN OF AFFAIRS, WHO SPENT IN DEVELOPING HIS COUNTRY THE LIFE HE RISKED IN HER DEFENSE. THIS IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE ...

              SALADA TEA DOORS

              SALADA TEA DOORSEnglish sculptor Henry Wilson wascommissioned to design these doorsby Salada Tea Company's founderPeter LarkinCast by The Gorham Company in 1926, the bronze panels depict the 1920's ...

              SALADA TEA DOORSEnglish sculptor Henry Wilson wascommissioned to design these doorsby Salada Tea Company's founderPeter LarkinCast by The Gorham Company in 1926, the bronze panels depict the 1920's ...

              • boston
              • back bay
              • tea
              • bronze
              • ceylon

              Wheeler Gravesite at Steamboat Lake

              The Wheelers, their 3 small children & a dog moved from SterlingColo. to this area in 1921. After a week of travel in their Model TFord they arrived to homestead & live on 243 acres of this land,now ...

              The Wheelers, their 3 small children & a dog moved from SterlingColo. to this area in 1921. After a week of travel in their Model TFord they arrived to homestead & live on 243 acres of this ...

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              • steamboat sprin...

              Oudegracht/Twijnstra at

              This plaque tells the story of the

              This plaque tells the story of the "Oudegracht in Utrecht/NL", one of the old canals that serves as a traffic route from around the year 1150. The canals in Utrecht are unique with their water level ...

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              • oudegracht
              • medieval route