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Anthony Collection
Photographer Kenneth Anthony and the Tex Mex Express
Kenneth L. Anthony Photographic Collection

The Kenneth L. Anthony Photographic Collection contains 1250 photographs of Corpus Christi and its surrounding region taken or collected by longtime resident Kenneth L. Anthony. The photographs consist of approximately twenty-seven general topics listed below.

Originally from Houston, Kenneth Anthony made short experimental movies as a teenager at his Bayou City residence and while attending Rice University. After graduating from Rice, he came to Corpus Christi in 1966 to operate a newsreel camera and write news copy for KZTV Channel 10 television. He covered on-the-scene news using the on-air name "Leigh Anthony" to avoid confusion with Ken Cessna, another Channel 10 personality. On his own time, Anthony worked with students at University of Corpus Christi, high schools and church groups producing amateur motion picture projects, and he documented the visits of Hollywood film crews to the area. After 16 years in TV news, he transferred within the Channel 10 organization to become the producer of local commercials 20 more years. In 2002, he left KZTV after 36 years to pursue studies in history and education. Receiving his Education MS from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2006, he taught history at Mathis High School and Mathis International High School as an Adjunct of University of Texas Brownsville, 2007-2009.

Anthony’s other photographic and research interests grew from his model railroad hobby, studying how the workings of a railroad could visually reflect the development of a city, a region, and an economy, and how that history affected the appearance of the nearby landscape and buildings, elements that might be modeled.  Beginning in 1969, Anthony took thousands of railroad-related photographs, concentrating on day-to-day operations rather than tourist runs and museum displays.  He took thousands more of architectural and industrial scenes, noting especially when a building showed subtle evidence of its past.  The research brought Anthony into a number of university, museum and government archives, and generated an appreciation for their work in preserving primary materials and making them available to researchers.

Wanting to pass on his work to other researchers, Kenneth Anthony donated some 1250 images to A&M-Corpus Christi's Special Collections & Archives in 2010. These items were selected from a much larger collection of personal, family, travel, and hobby photos based on their relevance to South Texas history and culture, the major emphasis of Special Collections & Archives. In addition, under the supervision of Grace Charles, Ceil Venable, and Thomas H. Kreneck, Anthony spent the fall semester, 2010 in a Directed Independent Study to organize, identify and interpret the collection as part of a history Masters degree program.

The images document such subjects as South Texas news and events, behind-the-scenes of a local television station, common and less-common views of Corpus Christi architecture, cityscape and industry and 28 surrounding towns and communities, railroads, movie theaters and location production of motion pictures in South Texas. They also stand as examples of a wide range of photographic methods:

Black-and-white prints from 35mm negatives
Color prints from 35mm transparencies (color slides)
Color prints from 35mm negatives
Black-and-white and color Polaroid images
Frame grabs from 16mm color motion pictures
Frame grabs from 16mm black-and-white negative motion pictures
Frame grabs from digital video
Digital still photography
Digital renderings from computer generated 3-D mathematical models

Specific Topics

The 1250 images are organized in the following 27 specific topics:

Agriculture - Cotton
Art
Bay/ Beach
Buildings
Central Business District (Corpus Christi)
Churches
Community Events and Festivals
Construction
Historical Markers and Exhibits
Houses
Industry
Mexican American Organizations
Movies
Music
Parks
People
Port of Corpus Christi
Railroads
Schools (including University of Corpus Christi)
Ships
Snow
Streets
Television (KZTV-10)
Theaters
Towns

Alice Bonnie View Kingsville Riviera Sarita
Alfred Beeville Mathis Robstown Sinton
Agua Dulce Fulton Orange Grove Rockport Three Rivers
Aransas Pass Goliad Pettus San Patricio Violet
Bayside Gregory Refugio Sandia Woodsboro
"Troubles"
Youth culture of late 1960s

Inventory of the Kenneth L. Anthony Photographic Collection (with 97 selected scanned images with their numbers and identification)

Agriculture - CottonBack to Top
Box 1 Folder 1

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Cotton in bloom about 2 miles east of Bishop along FM70, August 2008.  Shot from edge of field.

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Cotton in bloom about 2 miles east of Bishop along FM70, August 2008.  Shot along edge of field toward farm buildings in distance.

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Cotton in bloom about 2 miles east of Bishop along FM70, August 2008.  Medium close up on cotton bolls, with distance out of focus.

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Crop duster airplane, banking. August 2002.

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Crop duster airplane, flying away at steep bank and turn. August 2002.

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Crop duster airplane, over stalks of harvested cotton field.  Celanese Bishop plant in background. August 2002.

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Crop duster airplane, over stalks of harvested cotton field. Cotton harvesting machine and rows of cotton modules in background. August 2002.

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Bale of cotton coming out of baling machine at Violet Gin. August 2002.

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Bale of cotton coming out of baling machine at Violet Gin. August 2002.

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Cotton bales in overstuffed boxcar, door broken off. Missouri Pacific Railroad North Broadway Yard, Corpus Christi. May 1973.


ArtBack to Top
Box 1 Folder 2

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Statue “The World of Knowledge,” by Bill W. Watson. Depicts classically robed man with book, Parkdale Branch Library, 2002 (now Anita and W. T. Neyland Public Library).

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Over shoulder of statue looking at Parkdale Library building, showing one of several bas-relief sculptures set into brick wall. 2002.

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Detail of bas-relief, “The World of Writing” by Mary Carheart Hans. Parkdale Library, 2002.  Depicts medieval monks copying a manuscript by hand.

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Detail of bas-relief, “The World of Writing” by Mary Carheart Hans. Parkdale Library 2002.  Depicts an American colonial era printer with crier outside waving printed sheet.

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Detail of bas-relief, “The World of Fantasy,” by Evelyn Plaza. Parkdale Library, 2002.  Depicts scarecrow, Dorothy, Toto and tin man going toward Emerald City of Oz.

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Detail of bas-relief, “The World of Adventure,” by Jean Knapp. Parkdale Library, 2002. Depicts balcony scene with Romeo and Juliet.

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Detail of bas-relief, “The World of Stories,” by Frank Olstowski. Parkdale Library, 2002. Depicts child surrounded by cow over moon, Pinocchio, Humpty Dumpty.

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”It is I” by Kent Ullberg. bronze statue depicting Christ with hands extended.  Located at First United Methodist Church Corpus Christi overlooking Corpus Christi Bay

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Model of statue of Christ on small island in water created by KZTV News to illustrate story of controversy over proposal to place religious statue on public property in bay.  September 1979.

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Model of Christ statue, Sept. 1979

Box 1, Folder 3

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”Aztec Wheel” sculpture by Craig Gibbs on median near the intersection of  Mesquite Street and Cooper's Alley Drive.  Freeze-frame from 2004  digital video.

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”Aztec Wheel” sculpture by Craig Gibbs on median near the intersection of  Mesquite Street and Cooper's Alley Drive.  Freeze-frame from 2004  digital video.         

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Bronze statue of "Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda" by Sherman Coleman, at the junction of Agnes and Laredo streets.  May 2007.

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YWCA “Village Art Fair” at Corpus Christi Exposition Hall, November 1966.

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YWCA “Village Art Fair” at Corpus Christi Exposition Hall, November 1966.

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Popeye statue outside City Hall, Crystal City, promoting Crystal City as “spinach capital.”  Erected 1937.  Sept 2005 photo.

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Mosaic mural at City Hall, Crystal City, Texas. Depicts native animal and plant life, and Native American and Hispanic heritage of area. September 2005.

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Mosaic mural at City Hall, Crystal City, Texas. Represents Tejano contributions to Texas independence, Catholic heritage, and service of area citizens in U S military.  September 2005.

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Mosaic mural at City Hall, Crystal City, Texas.  Represent farming economy and Mexican-American culture, with children and graduate as icons of the future. September 2005.

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Mosaic mural at City Hall, Crystal City, Texas.  Woman in graduation cap and gown promoting value of education. September 2005.


Bay/BeachBack to Top
Box 1 Folder 1

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People’s Street T-head looking west with central business district buildings, Corpus Christi National Bank left and center, First City Bank (black high rise), La Quinta Royale Motor Inn (red tile roof), 1982.

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Captain Boomer’s barge restaurant at People’s Street T-head. 1982.

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Birds in Living Shores exhibit, Texas State Aquarium, August 1992

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Shallow-water fish in Living Shores exhibit, Texas State Aquarium, August 1992

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Islands of Steel exhibit simulates underwater view of offshore drilling rig, Texas State Aquarium, August 1992

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Islands of Steel exhibit simulates underwater view of offshore drilling rig, Texas State Aquarium, August 1992

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Islands of Steel exhibit simulates underwater view of offshore drilling rig, Texas State Aquarium, August 1992

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Bob Hall Pier, Nueces County Padre Balli Park, December 1999.

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Barbara Anthony (in brown serape) shows deserted beach to relatives visiting from Missouri.  (Left to right: Maya Dexter, Barbara, Kevin Dexter, Corrine Dexter), Nueces County Padre Balli Park, December 1999.

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Corrine Dexter draws in sand, Nueces County Padre Balli Park, December 1999.

Box 1, Folder 5

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Downtown bayfront from uptown high-rise, with Sheraton Marina Inn, blue building left of center,  Captain Clark’s Showboat in distance along breakwater,  Dillard’s far right.  1986.

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Riders on “Banana Boat” float pulled by powerboat (not shown) off barge dock, Corpus Christi Bayfront, August, 2002.

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Beachgoers on seawall in front of McGee Beach, Corpus Christi Bayfront, August 2002.

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Shrimpboats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

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Shrimp boats on People’s Street T-head, Corpus Christi Marina, April 2007.

Box 1, Folder 6

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Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Shoreline Blvd. 1982.

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Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Shoreline Blvd. 1982.

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Bayfront Plaza Convention Center (left) and Bayfront Plaza Auditorium (right), 1982.

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Arts and Science Park Water Garden with fountains running, August 2002.

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Beachcombers look for shells and flotsam below Ropes Park bluff on Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, February, 2008.

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Park bench overlooking Corpus Christi Bay, Ropes Park, February 2008.

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Harbor Bridge (from end of carrier deck, USS Lexington Museum), with Texas State Aquarium in front of north piers of bridge, March 2008.

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Harbor Bridge with Texas State Aquarium and Corpus Christi Beach boathouse and piers in foreground.  March, 2008.

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Radisson Beach Hotel and Corpus Christi Beach as seen from USS Lexington Museum. March, 2008.

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Ocean Gifts and Palace souvenir stores on North Shoreline Boulevard behind beach, March, 2008.


BuildingsBack to Top
Box 1, Folder 7 Buildings/ 1914 Courthouse

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1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  East front.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  South wing with scaffolding, through chain-like fence.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Front steps with masonry debris. Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Entablature at top of front entrance with frieze of caryatids.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Caryatid: winged blind “Justice” with scales.  1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Caryatid with horn and Masonic pyramid-top eye. 1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Caryatid with scroll of written law.  1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Caryatid with arm broken off.  1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Telephoto closeup, Caryatid: Blind “Justice.”  1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Freeze-frame from July 2004 video.

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Composite photo of 4 caryatids.  1914 Nueces County Courthouse.  Composited freeze-frames from July 2004 video.

Box 1, Folder 8 Buildings/Agnes

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Old cotton oil mill, Port Avenue north of Agnes and Texas Mexican Rwy.  Long shot from Port Avenue.  May 1974.

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Old cotton oil mill, windows unrepaired from Hurricane Celia.  May 1974.

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Old cotton oil mill, windows unrepaired from Hurricane Celia.  May 1974.

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Old cotton oil mill, windows unrepaired from Hurricane Celia.  May 1974.

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Old cotton oil mill, roof unrepaired from Hurricane Celia. May 1974.

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Old cotton oil mill, roof unrepaired from Hurricane Celia. May 1974.

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Front, A C & W Radiator, 3601 Agnes at Virginia.  January 1989.

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Side, A C & W Radiator, 3601 Agnes at Virginia.  January 1989.

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Covered work area in back, A C & W Radiator, 3601 Agnes at Virginia.  January 1989.

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Side wall, A C & W Radiator, 3601 Agnes at Virginia.  January 1989.

Box 1, Folder 9 Buildings/ Memorial Med, Motts et al.

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Memorial Medical Center, 1982.

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Memorial Medical Center, 1982.

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Spohn Hospital, Ocean Drive & Ayers, 1982.

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Bayfront Plaza Convention Center, 1982.

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City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department offices, 222 Belden at Water Street, 1982

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”The Motts” Steakhouse, 3700 Sessions off Up River Road (I37 access), built with “wild west town” style false fronts near site of historic Nuecestown Crossing and Nuecestown Raid.   “The Motts” is NOT the name of the owner, but a historic alternate community name for Nuecestown, after a stand of trees called “Motts.”  photos ca. 1970.
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Restaurant building with “hitching post.” ”The Motts” Steakhouse, photos ca. 1970.

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View across front of buildings.  ”The Motts” Steakhouse, photos ca. 1970.

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”Old Nuecestown Epitaph” false front at ” The Motts” Steakhouse, photos ca. 1970.

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”Nuecestown Stagecoach Stop” at "The Motts” Steakhouse, photos ca. 1970.

Box 1, Folder 10 Buildings/ Misc.

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Nueces County Courthouse (901 Leopard St.).  Worker on hanging scaffold repairs broken concrete strips on tower upper level.  August 2002. 

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Workers on addition to Community Art Center, 100 Shoreline, August 2002. Building formerly occupied by USO during WII,  American Legion postwar, Nueces County Tax Office, 1960s-70s.

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Corpus Christi Planning Commission meeting in City Hall, August 2002.

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Store/ apartment building, 2301-2307 Ayers at Fig.  Corner view with Lila’s Second Hand Shop at 2301. May 1993.

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Cat’s Nite Club in store/ apartment building, 2301-2307 Ayers at Fig.  May 1993.

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Back of store/ apartment building, 2301-2307 Ayers at Fig.  May 1993.

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Alameda Oaks Nursing Center, 1101 South Alameda.  Facade of building is shell of former Edward Furman Elementary School.  Photo ca. 1995.

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Oblique view former Charles W. Crossley Elementary School (closed), 2512 Koepke Street, October 26, 2010.

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Vacant Melba Theater building, 1016 Leopard. 2005 photo.

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Sidbury House at Heritage Park, back dormer window after restoration.  July 1978.

Box 1, Folder 11 Buildings (Viking Perforators et al.)

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Building at 312 Waco Street.  Was Ideal Bottling Co, 1950s. “Ideal and Big Giant Beverages. Six delicious flavors.”  1966 Marco Oil Well Service .Viking Perforators (oilfield service) in 1969.  No occupant listing from 1971.North end and south side, 1995 photo.

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"Viking Perforators” sign on building, 1995.

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Viking Perforators building,  north side. 1995.

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Viking Perforators building, opening on north side, 1995.

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Viking Perforators building, east back. 1995.

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Former service station building at 322 North Staples & Comanche, ca 1995.  After occupancy as a service station, the location was also used for Pentimento Auto Sales (used cars) 1980, PoBoy Detailing 1991, and as a barbeque stand.

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Frank’s Produce, 202 North Staples, west front, Feb. 10, 1975.

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Frank’s Produce, 202 North Staples, west front, Feb. 10, 1975.

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Frank’s Produce, 202 North Staples, north side, Feb. 10, 1975.

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705-707 North Chaparral, building with “Alamo-style” curved parapet, occupied by part of Doctor Rockit’s Blues Bar, October 24, 2010


Central Business District/ Corpus ChristiBack to Top
Box 1 Folder 12

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Aerial view, centered on Upper Broadway bluff looking southwest.  Stamped  McGregor Studio, Feb.1, 1936

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Downtown bayfront from Cole Park, 1966.  Muddy water in foreground is from dredging.  Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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Chaparal Street at night, 1966.  View north from Williams Street.  Lichtenstein’s store sign prominent. Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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Office building at night with lights set to form letters “U” and “F” for United Fund, 1966.  Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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Steps with concrete balustrade between uptown bluff and downtown, 1966.  Show Room building prominent (home of KSIX Radio and KZTV-10 Newsroom).  Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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View from downtown looking up at 600 Building (left) and Driscoll Hotel (right) on the uptown bluff, 1966.  Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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View from 11th floor of Wilson Building at Leopard and Upper Broadway looking north and down at Upper Broadway and ramps to downtown.  1966.  Frame grab from 16mm movie film.

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Aerial view of city looking northwest from bay, ca. 1984. (Dated by construction of Corpus Christi Central Library building.)  Professional photograph by unidentified photographer furnished to KZTV-10 for use in advertising.

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Downtown bayfront from Cole Park, 2002.  Freeze frame from digital video image.

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Opening title from 2003 cable access TV show “Mondo Power Thoughts” with Mando Camino.  Freeze frame from digital video.

Box 1, folder 13

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Leopard and Upper Broadway sidewalks barricaded in advance of demolition of White Plaza Hotel, March 1962.

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Leopard and Upper Broadway sidewalks barricaded in advance of demolition of White Plaza Hotel, March 1962.  View from Broadway shows White Plaza sign.

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Leopard and Upper Broadway sidewalks barricaded in advance of demolition of White Plaza Hotel, March 1962. Shows Leopard Street front of Wilson Building and Nixon Cafe.

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Driscoll Hotel Upper Broadway entrance, February 1971.

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400 block of North Chaparral, ca. 1971.  CableVision, VoCraft Shoes, Walgreens, Centre Theatre.

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Express packages loaded onto bus, Continental Trailways station, Chaparral. June 1973.

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Buses at Continental Trailways station on Chaparral at night.  June 1973.

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Uptown area from Artesian and Blucher, 1986.

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Frost Bank Plaza, Carancahua and Antelope entrance, 2002.

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former H-E-B Building, North Upper Broadway at Buffalo.  June 2005.

Box 1, folder 14

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600 block of Leopard looking west from Broadway.  Sidewalk is barricaded in preparation for demolition of White Plaza Hotel, at right.  March 1962.

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Wilson Building, left and 600 Building, right, at Leopard and Upper Broadway as viewed from downtown. Freeze-frame from 1966 16mm motion picture.

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Uptown high-rises background, 600 block of North Staples foreground, as seen from 6th floor of City Hall. Leopard Street diagonal left side of photo. Polaroid 1988.

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Uptown high-rises background, 600 block of North Staples foreground, as seen from 6th floor of City Hall. Leopard Street diagonal left side of photo. Polaroid 1988.

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Mi Tierra Restaurant,  1129 Leopard at Staples.  Front view from across Leopard   Street.  Polaroid 1988.

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Mi Tierra Restaurant,  1129 Leopard at Staples, southeast corner.  Catacorner view across intersection from northwest corner Leopard and Staples.  Polaroid 1988.

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Mi Tierra Restaurant,  1129 Leopard at Staples.  Angle front view with new Corpus Christi City Hall in background.  Polaroid 1988.

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Lipan Street entrance, Nueces County Courthouse (of 1977). 2002 photo.

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Detail of mural “The Land: Agriculture, Material Resources and Ranching” by Howard Cook, 1941.  Displayed at Nueces County Courthouse. Originally painted for U S Post Office on Upper Broadway under Public Works of Art Program.  2002  photo

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1000 block Leopard north side looking northeast: Wolfson Furniture Co., Melba Theatre building, January, 2007.

Box 2, folder 1
                       
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Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, in former U.S. Courthouse building.  521 Starr Street.  From half-block away on Mesquite Street, with 600 Building and Wells Fargo Bank background. April 2007.

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Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, in former U.S. Courthouse building.  From parking lot across Starr Street. April 2007.

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500 block Starr Street looking west from 400 block Starr, with Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, in former U.S. Courthouse building.  In background, left to             right, Vaughn Plaza, Frost Bank, Petroleum Tower (black), Tejan Gas building, Oil Industries Building.  March 2008.

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Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, in former U.S. Courthouse building.  In background, Frost Bank and Petroleum Tower. March 2008.

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400 block of Starr Street, north side.  March 2008.

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former S. H. Kress 5 and 10 cent store building, southwest corner Chaparral and Starr, partially used as K-Space art gallery.  March 2008.

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Junior Food Market, 400 block Staff, former Biel’s Grocery. February 1980

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McDonald Building, 400 block Peoples Street, February 1980.

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Guaranty Title Building, 921 North Chaparral, built 1926, February 1980 photo.

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500 block North Chaparral, east side.  High rise is Nueces Building (formerly named W.W. Jones Building.  March 2008.

Box 2, folder 2
                       
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Intersection Mesquite and Upper Broadway at Coopers Alley.  A “Do Not Enter” sign is posted on a free-standing sign to warn that Mesquite has just been changed to one-way.  November 24, 1963.

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100 block of Mesquite.  Northbound cars are encountering newly changed one-way south traffic.  November 24, 1963.

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Corpus Christi National Bank, from Peoples Street T head. 1982.

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South edge of central business district as viewed looking east from roof of KZTV Studio at Artesian and Blucher.  Left- Trinity Towers.  ca. 1986.

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Sea Gulf Villa Apartments, 416 North Chaparral, formerly Medical Arts Building.  (An office managed by Lyndon B. Johnson for Congressman Kleberg was in this building in 1933.) March 2008.

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Uptown Corpus Christi.  Wilson parking garage in middle distance, center and right.  Tower III background left, Tower II right behind Wilson garage.  October 2010.

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Gold Star Court of Honor with medallions honoring World War I dead in Spohn Park, Upper Broadway and Lipan.  October 2010.

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Medallion with tattered flag at Gold Star Court of Honor, Spohn Park, Upper Broadway and Lipan.  October 2010.

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Medallion memorializing Eusebio Villareal, Gold Star Court of Honor, Spohn Park, Upper Broadway and Lipan.  October 2010.

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Medallion memorializing Pvt. Louis B. Thomas, Gold Star Court of Honor, Spohn Park, Upper Broadway and Lipan.  October 2010.


ChurchesBack to Top
Box 2 Folder 3

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All Saints Episcopal Church choir on front steps of church. 1998.  See print with identifications overlaid.

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Etched cross window and altar with candles and crystals. Christ’s Church of Divine Guidance, Chapel of the Bright Angels.  2118 Lawnview, located in back of the home of Ellen Angell.  March 2000.

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Canvas painted by participants in “art-meditation exercise” led by Michael Diaz. Christ’s Church of Divine Guide, Chapel of the Bright Angels. March 11, 1988.

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Corpus Christi Cathedral, ¾ front view from northeast, October 2010.

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Corpus Christi Cathedral, October 2010.

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First Presbyterian Church, ca. 1985.  Parking lot side of classroom building.

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First United Methodist Church.  Walter Furley sitting on back of pew leading Sunday school lesson discussion with four women.  1984?

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First United Methodist Church.  Walter Furley sitting on back of pew leading Sunday school lesson discussion with four women.  1984?

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Church in Gregory, Texas destroyed by Hurricane Celia in 1970.  Not repaired or demolished in 1975 photo.

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Panna Maria Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Panna Maria Texas, (oldest permanent Polish settlement in US.)  Photo October 2010.

Box 2 Folder 4

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Dancers at Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), 10401 McKinzie Lane.  South Texas Hindu Society Festival of India, Spring 2009.

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Dancers at Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), 10401 McKinzie Lane.  South Texas Hindu Society Festival of India, Spring 2009.

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Dancers around statue of Hindu god, at Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), 10401 McKinzie Lane.  South Texas Hindu Society Festival of India, Spring 2009.

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Dancer holds statue of Hindu god, at Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), 10401 McKinzie Lane.  South Texas Hindu Society Festival of India, Spring 2009.

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Dancer representing ten-armed Durga, invincible goddess of victory of good over evil.  Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), Spring 2009.

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Dancer representing ten-armed Durga, invincible goddess of victory of good over evil.  Sri Venkateswara Temple (Hindu), Spring 2009.

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Unitarian Church of Corpus Christi. 3124 Horne Road at Ivy Lane.  September 1974.  (Note: church moved from this location after 2001)

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Unitarian Church of Corpus Christi. 3124 Horne Road at Ivy Lane.  September 1974.

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Interior of meeting place, Unitarian Church of Corpus Christi. 3124 Horne Road at Ivy Lane.  September 1974.

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Church office, Unitarian Church of Corpus Christi. 3124 Horne Road at Ivy Lane.  September 1974.  Note:  This church office was used for several months in 1977 as an office space for organizing the Corpus Christi Battered Women Shelter.


Community Events and FestivalsBack to Top
Box 2 Folder 5 Bayfest

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Crowd welcomes "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bay fest, September 1981. (neg. #A-2)

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”Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe arrives in a procession at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-3)

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Lorena Larkin with basket of grapes, and unidentified dancer with basket of bread, in "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-4)

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Dancer leads performers in camel costume with "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-5)

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Costumed camel character in "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-6)

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Dancer with sword balanced on head, in "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-7)

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Betty Roberts dances in red veil with "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-10)

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Roseanna Gutierrez dancing with "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-12)

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Roseanna Gutierrez dancing with "Tahia’s Tribe” belly dance troupe at Bayfest, September 1981. (neg. #A-13)

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Costumed “slice-of-pizza” character with girl on grounds of Bayfest, September 29, 2002, capture from digital video.

Box 2 Folder 6           

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 Trick skiers perform on ski jump ramp at Bayfest, September 29, 2002, capture from digital video.

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 Trick skier starting down ski jump ramp at Bayfest, September 29, 2002, capture from digital video.

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 Trick skier in mid-flip on ski jump ramp at Bayfest, September 29, 2002, capture   from digital video.

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 Caribbean reggae marching band, Bayfest, September29, 2002, capture from digital video.

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 Caribbean reggae marching band, Bayfest, September29, 2002, capture from digital video.

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Model train exhibit, Bayfest, September29, 2002, capture from digital video.

Buccaneer Days
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Whirling ride at Buccaneer Days carnival.  KZTV News photo, May 1, 1965.

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Patrick Briody emerges from Astroliner ride at Buccaneer Days carnival, 1977.

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Coles Special Emphasis School marching unit in Buccaneer Days Junior Parade on Shoreline Boulevard, April 1988.

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Coles Special Emphasis School marching unit in Buccaneer Days Junior Parade on Shoreline Boulevard, April 1988.

Box 2 Folder 7Memorial Day, Veterans Day

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Memorial Day ceremony, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, May 2002.

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Memorial Day ceremony, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, May 2002.

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Unidentified VFW members at Memorial Day ceremony, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, May 2002.

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Corpus Christi Veterans Band performs for Veterans Day Nov.11, 2002, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi.

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Ram Chavez, director, Corpus Christi Veterans Band, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, Veterans Day Nov.11, 2002.

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Corpus Christi Veterans Band waits for signal to begin playing the National Anthem as the U S flag is raised, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, Veterans Day Nov.11, 2002.

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Wind players, Corpus Christi Veterans Band, Sherrill Park, Corpus Christi, Veterans Day Nov.11, 2002.

Folklife Festival

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Texas longhorn at Folklife festival, Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, 2002.

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Accordion player, Folklife festival, Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, 2002.

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Mexican folkloric dancers, Folklife festival, Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, 2002.

Box 2 Folder 8Taft Menudo Cookoff

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Contestant, Taft Menudo cookoff, Taft, Texas. 2002.  Capture from digital video.

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Accordionist performs with conjunto group at Taft Menudo cookoff, Taft, Texas. 2002.  Capture from digital video.

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audience holds out hands for posters given away by conjunto performers, Taft Menudo cookoff, Taft, Texas. 2002.  Capture from digital video.

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Young and old dance at Taft Menudo cookoff, Taft, Texas. 2002.  Capture from digital video.

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Teen girls ride piggyback, Taft Menudo cookoff, Taft, Texas. 2002.  Capture from digital video.

Our  Little Miss pageant

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Pre-kinder girl walks runway in Easter-style dress in ”Our Little Miss” children’s   beauty pageant, Cullen Mall, 1969?

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Pre-kinder blonde walks toward camera in ”Our Little Miss” children’s beauty pageant, Cullen Mall, 1969?

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Girl in full pink coat stands with serious express, in ”Our Little Miss” children’s beauty pageant, Cullen Mall, 1969?

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Girl in dancing costume raises arms in ”Our Little Miss” children’s beauty pageant, Cullen Mall, ca. 1969.

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Dark-haired girl plays accordion in “Our Little Miss” children’s beauty pageant, Cullen Mall, ca. 1969.


Construction (Telephone company)Back to Top
Box 2 Folder 9

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. “TULIP” exchange at Carancahua and Telco Streets, 1971.  View looking north-northeast on South Carancahua.  Additions surround the oldest portion of the building, the beige brick 3-window-wide structure at center, on both sides on top.  To the right is an existing addition, and to the left, a new addition.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. Oldest section of building. 1971.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange.  View along Carancahua looking south- southeast.  Note protected wooden pedestrian walkway. 1971.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. Prestressed concrete panels added over existing addition on south end of building.  1971.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. Prestressed concrete panels added over existing addition on south end of building.  1971.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. Concrete frame and concrete-block curtain wall addition on north end of building.  1971.

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Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange, showing three periods of original construction and additions.  Construction elevator center.  1971.

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Cement truck bottom left, construction elevator center and pedestrian walkway right.  Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. 1971.

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Construction elevator.  Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. 1971.

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Cement hopper hoisted by crane over north end addition.  Expansion of  Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. 1971.


Historical Markers & exhibits.Back to Top
Box 2 Folder 10

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Historical exhibit in cases at Nueces County Courthouse lobby, Spanish and Mexican flags, documents.  April 2002/

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Historical exhibit in cases at Nueces County Courthouse lobby, Spanish and Mexican flags, documents.  April 2002/

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Granite marker at Artesian Park, “General Zachary Taylor’s Army encamped here in 1845-1846”   2004 photo.

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General view Artesian Park, with towers of One Shoreline Plaza in background. 2004 photo.

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Original map of Republic of Texas in exhibit prepared by Texas Land Commission.  On tour at Frost Bank, Corpus Christi, April 2002.

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Original map of Republic of Texas in exhibit prepared by Texas Land Commission.  On tour at Frost Bank, Corpus Christi, April 2002.

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Marker at Corpus Christi City Hall, “Captain Enrique Villarreal and  Rincon del Oso Land Grant,” April 2002.

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Old photo of boy in early-20th c. style wheelchair outdoors, ca 1920s or 30s. Stamped on back “Cleartone, the Karl Swafford Company, Corpus Christi, Tex.”  Directory listings indicate Swafford operated a photography business under his own name, in the 1930s or earlier.

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Old photo of ox cart with wood.  Unk date and location.

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Old photo of brakeman hanging on side ladder of boxcar.  Boxcar with wood siding, vertical brake wheel at top of car and steel ends riveted together from corrugated stampings is typical of designs introduced at end of World War I. Arch-bar trucks (frames holding wheels) were outlawed in 1935.

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HousesBack to Top
Box 2 Folder 11 Before Heritage Park

I took this series of photos in May 1975 to capture images of a number of   old houses I found interesting.  I did not know this area would later be designated “Heritage Park.” -KLA

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Sidbury House. Detail of north side dormer. (Print from slide marked as #3 )

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Julius Lichenstein house, 1617 North Chaparral.  (Became Creative Arts Center after restored by Junior League in 1977.) (Print from slide marked as #7.)

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Simon Gugenheim house.  Located at 1615 North Chaparral when photographed in 1975.  (Relocated 1977 to 1601 North Chaparral and restored as Camp Fire Inc. office.) (Print from slide marked as #8.)

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Simon Gugenheim house. (Print from slide marked as #9.)

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Simon Gugenheim house.  Detail of pier and lower sill. (Print from slide marked as #10.)

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Detail of dormer on unknown house in 1975 in area which later became Heritage Park.  This house could not be found in the Heritage Park area and may not have been preserved. (Print from slide marked as #11.)

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House at 320 Resaca.  Side stairs. (Print from slide marked as #13.)

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House at 320 Resaca.  Detail of porch. (Print from slide marked as #14.)

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House at 320 Resaca, north side between Water & Chaparral.  This location became part of the parking lot for American Bank Center. (Print from slide marked as #15.)

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Front bay of unknown house in 1975 near area which later became Heritage Park.  This house could not be found in the Heritage Park area and may not have been preserved. (Print from slide marked as #16.)

Box 2 Folder 12  Houses/ Carancahua

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Elihu E. Ropes “Steamboat” House at 802 South Carancahua.  Moved to this location ca. 1920.  Photo late 1970s.

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 Ropes “Steamboat” House from northwest along side street. Photo late 1970s.

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Ropes “Steamboat” House Photo 1980s?

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Ropes “Steamboat” House.  South side.Photo 1980s?

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Southwest corner of Ropes “Steamboat” House at 802 South Carancahua.  Photo May 2007.  (House was moved to Heritage Park December 2007).

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Front of Ropes “Steamboat” House at 802 South Carancahua obscured by foliage.  Photo May 2007.

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Fred Roberts house, 807 South Carancahua, May 2007.

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Former commercial building at 801-803 South Carancahua converted to apartments.  May 1981 photo.  801 S. Carancahua was Massie Drug Co. in 1931, Central Pharmacy in 1940.  803 S. Carancahua was W. K. Isenberg grocer in 1931, Cudd’s Grocery in 1935 with Olson’s Market inside, and Sneed Food Market in 1940.

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Former commercial building at 801-803 South Carancahua converted to apartments.  May 1981 photo.

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Back of former commercial building at 801-803 South Carancahua converted to apartments.  May 1981 photo.

Box 2 Folder 13 Houses/ Carancahua (2)/ Upper Broadway

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Home of Sid J. Morrison, 602 Furman at Carancahua.  Was Humble Oil service station in 1960.  Converted to stylized walled Roman villa.  Summer 1988 photo showing heavy latticed gate.

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Home of Sid J. Morrison, 602 Furman at Carancahua.  Was Humble Oil service station in 1960.  Converted to stylized walled Roman villa.  Summer 1988 photo, wall with door in sculpted stone frame.

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Venice View Apartments  522 Hancock at Carancahua  July 1996 photo.  South side from 2nd Street.

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Venice View Apartments  522 Hancock at Carancahua  July 1996 photo. Looking northeast into inside corner of building from 3rd Street-Carancahua S-curve. 

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Venice View Apartments  522 Hancock at Carancahua  July 1996 photo.  Closeup of balcony on Hancock.

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3 houses 600 block South Upper Broadway, March 2008 photo. (left) #625 David & Maureen Massie 2008, was home of political figure Frances Farenthold and oil producer George Farenthold 1960s-70s, Dr. H. R. Giles 1940s. (center) #615, occ by Durrill Properties 2008, was home of Mrs. Carrie Lichtenstein 1940s-50s. (right) Richard King home, 611 South Upper Broadway. restored 1991 & converted to law offices

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Cabriolet Apartments 323 N. Carancahua March 2008.

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House Moving at Ayers & Tancahua  March 2008.

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House Moving at Ayers & Tancahua  March 2008.

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House Moving at Ayers & Tancahua  March 2008   

Box 2 Folder 14  Houses/ Centennial, Cohn, C. Blucher

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Britton-Evans “Centennial” House, 411 North Broadway, July 2004.  Three-quarter view from northeast.

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Britton-Evans “Centennial” House, 411 North Broadway, July 2004.  Top half of historical marker.

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Britton-Evans “Centennial” House, 411 North Broadway, July 2004.  Bottom half of historical marker.

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Herman Cohn house, 425 South Upper Broadway.  Served as office of Corpus Christi Drug Abuse Countil, early 1970s and “Nemo,” a gathering place            with a coffee house atmosphere where young people could drop in to talk w/o giving their names.  1974 photo. Burned 1975.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. 1974 photo front.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. Southwest corner. 1975 photo.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. Kenneth Anthony walking in street in front of house, 1985.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. Front from street, 1997.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. Diagonal shot of porch.

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Charles Blucher home, 123 North Carrizo. Straight on towards front steps.

Box 3 Folder 1  Houses/ Furman, Tancahua, Mary

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Furman Avenue, median of 800 block looking west. April, 1988

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916 Furman, 1990.

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716 Furman, built 1913, 1990 photo.

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813 Furman, apartment fourplex, May 1990.

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813 Furman, same apartments with fence. August 1990.

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813 Furman.  Fence blocks sidewalk to front door. August 1990.

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813 Furman.  Multiple mailboxes, electric and gas meters.  August 1990.

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801 South Tancahua corner of Coleman.  Offices of architect Jesus Leija first floor,  apartment second floor. Sept. 1975.

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801 South Tancahua, Coleman Street side.  1982.

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1609 Mary Street at Brownlee, southwest corner.  Ca. 1975/

Box 3 Folder 2  Houses/ Ocean, Del Mar

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1511 Ocean Drive apartments, art deco, corner windows, fluted low-relief             “columns”,  July 4, 1996

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1519-1521 Ocean Drive apartments, contrasting brick bands at swecond-floor window level. July 4, 1996

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111-113 Cole Streamline moderne apartments, north corner July 4, 1996

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111-113 Cole Streamline moderne apartments, northwest front, July 4, 1996

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Greenhouse and garden from side street, 1717 Ocean Drive, July 4, 1996

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Fountain and greenhouse (view through fence) , 1717 Ocean Drive, July 4, 1996

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Gate and garage, 1717 Ocean Drive, July 4, 1996

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120 DelMar, Georgian colonial revival 2-story house, July 4, 1996

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Marina del Sol condominium, 1400 Ocean Drive, adjacent to Cole Park.
1982.

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Trinity Towers senior retirement community, from Blucher Park. ca 1985.

Box 3 Folder 3  Houses/ Sidbury House

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Sidbury House long shot under palm trees at corner of N. Chaparral & Hughes Street , weathered  appearance before restoration. May 1975 (Print from slide marked as #2)

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Sidbury House vertical porch full height, weathered May 1975 (Print from slide marked as #4)

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Sidbury House entry with Moorish arch, weathered  May 1975  (Print from slide marked as #5)

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Sidbury House looking up at 2nd floor balcony and outside stairs, weathered May 1975 (Print from slide marked as #6)

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Sidbury House long shot.  Still at corner of North Chaparral & Hughes but cleaned somewhat, with sign at left about restoration plans. Photograph sometime between 1975 and 1978.

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Sidbury House. Long shot from front.  Moved south away from corner and being restored.   July 1978. (Print from slide marked as #29)

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Sidbury House. SW corner full height. (Print from slide marked as #30)

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Sidbury House. entry with Moorish arch.  July 1978. (Print from slide marked as #31)

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Sidbury House. back of house.  July 1978. (Print from slide marked as #32)

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Selene O’Dell (age 10) posing in old-fashioned style dress.  Sidbury House used as photo location.  Jan 1980.


IndustryBack to Top
Box 3 folder 4 

“1991 study” (Photo study of Corpus Christi businesses with railroad spur service, April 1991)

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Gulf Supply Co.  pipe valve fittings, 2106 Lipan.  Was served by spur off MP/UP Leopard Street lead.  Tracks gone and building occupied by FilePro by 2010. 

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Gulf Supply Co.  pipe valve fittings, 2106 Lipan

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Budweiser distributor at Comanche & 19th Street. Was served by spur off MP/UP Leopard Street lead.  Tracks gone in 2010.

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Central Power & Light Co. Lipan Service Center, 2510 Lipan. Was served by spur off MP/UP Leopard Street lead.  Tracks gone in 2010.

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Warehouses between 44th Street and 45th Street just south of Texas Hwy 44 (Agnes) Was served by spurs off Texas Mexican line along Agnes.  Spurs gone in 2010.

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Sears distribution warehouse and service center, 4515 Agnes. Was served by spur off Texas Mexican line along Agnes.  Spurs gone in 2010.

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Western Steel - 105 Villa Drive across TM tracks from Hwy 44. Served by spur off Texas Mexican line along Agnes.  Spur extant in 2010.

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Western Steel - 105 Villa Drive across TM tracks from Hwy 44

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McCoy’s Building Materials, 5909 Holly Road at Patton Street.  Was served by spur off Naval Air Station branch along Holly Road.  Holly Road track gone in 1995.

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Railroad spur entry to Heldenfels Construction Materials, 5635 Holly. Was served by spur off Naval Air Station branch along Holly Road.  Holly Road track gone in 1995.

Box 3 folder 5
1991 Industry study continued

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MG Lumber, Outside lumber storage area. 1991.  The MG spur was the farthest east segment remaining of Texas Mexican Rwy tracks in 1991.

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Westinghouse Electric Supply Co. 110 N. Staples. just N of Kinney St.  Place of removed rsail spur visible in 1991. 

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Petroleum Distributing Co.  201 South Brownlee, bulk oil dealer just south of Texas Mexican Rwy tracks, April 1991

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Braslau’s Grand Central Warehouse (furniture) 702 Power at North Tancahua. April 1991

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Coastal Refining and Marketing Quintana Plant, UpRiver Road west of Navigation, 2002.

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Encycle Texas Inc. 5500 UpRiver Road  commercial waste-management facility,  1991.

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Champlin Refinery 6401 UpRiver Road at Corn Products, 1991.

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Union Pacific Railroad track running between units of Coastal States Petrochemical Co. as seen looking east from Cantwell Lane, 1991.

Industry miscellaneous
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Petrochemical drilling rig off Corn Products Road between Leopard and Agnes, 1991.

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Oil well pumping jack next to Corpus Christi International Airport at Agnes and Joe Mireur Road.  Late 1980s.

Box 3 folder 6
Industry miscellaneous

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WECX103 Westinghouse 24-wheel heavy-duty flat car used to deliver stator for CPL Barney M. Davis Power Station at Flour Bluff.  Stopped on rail line along Flour Bluff Drive about ½ mile SW of Padre Island Drive, March 1973.  Electrical equipment was trucked the last few miles to the Barney Davis construction site.

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WECX103 Westinghouse 24-wheel heavy-duty flat car.  Three-quarter view.  At right is concrete ready-mix plant used to support construction in Flour Bluff area. March 1973.

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End view, WECX103 Westinghouse 24-wheel heavy-duty flat car.  Flour Bluff Drive at right.  March 1973

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Seven-eighths end view, WECX103 Westinghouse 24-wheel heavy-duty flat car. March 1973.

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WECX103 Westinghouse 24-wheel heavy-duty flat car.  At right is Flour Bluff water tower in high-visibility paint scheme required near Naval Air Station flight paths at the time.  March 1973.

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Cement hoppers used to supply oil well cementing, ca. 1990.  In industrial area between Leopard and Highway 44.

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View from north.  Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange on North Carancahua. 1971.

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Foundation level concrete forms in trench.  Expansion of Southwestern Bell Telephone TULIP exchange. 1971.

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Offshore oil platform in Gulf of Mexico with helicopter.  Public relations photo released to KZTV-News by Motorola to publicize servicing of radio equipment. Late 1960s.

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Offshore oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico with helicopter.  Public relations photo released to KZTV-News by Motorola to publicize servicing of radio equipment. Late 1960s.

Box 3 folder 7
Industry: Wind towers

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Oversize truck with wind generator tower section on Interstate 37 passing Mathis,  Texas northbound, May 2008.

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Oversize truck with wind generator tower section on Interstate 37 passing Mathis,  Texas northbound, May 2008.

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Oversize truck with wind generator tower section on Interstate 37 passing Mathis,  Texas northbound, May 2008.

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Oversize truck with wind generator blades and upper tower section on Interstate 37 near Swinney Switch, Texas northbound, May 2008.

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Oversize truck with wind generator blades and upper tower section on Interstate 37 near Swinney Switch, Texas northbound, May 2008

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Special trailer supports weight of wind tower section on 72 wheels.  Parked at  Interstate 37 rest stop at top of hill 3 miles northwest of Highway 77 north junction and Nueces River bridge.  October 2008.

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Special trailer supports weight of wind tower section on 72 tires.  Parked at  Interstate 37 rest stop at top of hill 3 miles northwest of Highway 77 north junction and Nueces River bridge.  October 2008.

Industry: Gulf Compress
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Gulf Compress.  Concrete buildings along Tex Mex track on south side of complex, looking east towards 19th Street.  May 2007.

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Gulf Compress.  Quonset-type buildings along Tex Mex track on south side of  complex, looking north/northwest.  May 2007.

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Gulf Compress.  Concrete buildings, looking southwest from Parr Street.  May 2007. 


Mexican American organizations    (LULAC,  American G.I. Forum)Back to Top
Box 3 Folder 8

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Demonstrators huddle in rain under courthouse overhang.  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Demonstrators on steps with signs.  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Sign “Give Texas Minimum Wages of $1.25.”  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Four men with signs, “LULACs support $1.25 Minimum Wage” and “All We Want is JUSTICE.”  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Young people with signs.  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Sign “G.I. FORUM supports Valley Marchers Cause.”  LULAC and American G I Forum demonstration at Nueces County courthouse in support of Valley Farm Worker march.  Summer 1966.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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Silhouettes of G I Forum delegation at Corpus Christi International Airport arrival gate awaiting return of coffin with body of servicemen killed in Vietnam.  Late 1960s. Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10  News 16mm movie film.

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Coffin with body of American serviceman killed in Vietnam unloaded from airliner. Late 1960s.  Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10            News 16mm movie film.

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G I Forum delegation honors U S serviceman killed in Vietnam as his coffin is unloaded from airliner at C C International Airport.  Late 1960s. Digital freeze from video copy of KZTV-10 News 16mm movie film.

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MoviesBack to Top
Box 3 folder 9  “Alamo Bay”
Location at Fulton used for filming movie released in 1985.  Photos taken spring 1984 on a Sunday when filming not taking place.

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Giant shrimp sculpture as symbol to welcome visitors to fictitious town of Port Alamo represented by Fulton in the movie. (Print from negative  #12)

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Giant shrimp and Port Alamo sign. (Print from neg.ative  #14)

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Closeup of Port Alamo sign showing texture simulating fading paint on old concrete. (Print from neg.ative  #15)

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Back of Port Alamo sign showing unpainted new plywood. (Print from neg.ative  #17)

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Existing house moved to middle of closed Broadway street in Fulton to allow shrimp captain’s house to be visually adjacent to shrimpboat harbor. (Print from neg.ative  #7)

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Back of house moved as a movie prop, blocking Broadway Street. (Print from neg.ative  #13)

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Existing building moved to south end of Casterline Street to provide bar visually overlooking shrimpboat harbor. (Print from neg.ative  #8)

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Small false front aged-looking walls built on corner of South Fulton Beach Road and Palmetto to hide modern-looking convenience store from camera view. (Print from neg.ative  #9)

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Back side of false front on convenience store corner. (Print from neg.ative  #10)

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Closeup of aged peeling-paint effect on newly-built structure. (Print from neg.ative  #11)

Box 3 folder 10  “Raggedy Man” filming in December 1980
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Section of Corpus Christi Beach used to portray World War II era amusement district before filmmakers arrived.  East Surfside from Bridgeport to Pearl.

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Carnival equipment placed on vacant lot to fill visual space for the movie. The “Penny Arcade” sign at far right was painted for the movie.  The “Gifts” shop next to it is a real business.

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Sign painters make a storefront into a “photo studio” for the movie.  The photographer’s “sample photos” just to the right of the curtained door are actually photocopies, not actual photographic prints. 

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A flag turned a building into a USO for the camera.  Universal Studios prop department brought in a mailbox in the olive drab colors used by the Post Office during World War II and into the Eisenhower administration.  A paint jammed into the mail slot warns the public not to deposit real mail into the box.

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A building wall posted with a “Buy War Bonds” posters to set the WWII background.

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A fence, carrying with patriotic posters and painted with streaks to look “old”, hides back building elements that might not fit WWII period. 

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An old-style street light fixture added to a utility pole at East Surfside and Pearl helps set the period.  Since the film action all takes place in the daytime, the street light does not have to operate.

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Before filmmakers arrived, a former-H-E-B grocery store at 2818 East Surfside had faded signage from its use by The Performing Players, a community theater group.

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Filmmakers converted windows of the former H-E-B into displays with gaudy merchandise.  The blue and white tilework below the windows is an original 1930s architectural remnant.  The mannikin with the navy uniform plays a part in the film’s story: the script called for a sailor on leaves to take Cissy Spacek’s sons into the store to buy child-size sailor suits for them.  One of the boys, Henry Thomas, later became the star of  E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

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A view inside the door of the former H-E-B store reveals only a glimpse of a false wall and display cabinets.  Behind the false wall, the store building housed racks of hundreds of World War II era navy and civilian clothes brought in by Universal Studios wardrobe department, and dressing rooms for extras.

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Filming day as seen from walkway of the Harbor Bridge.  Security line in   foregrounds keeps onlookers (and this camera) off the set.  Universal Studios camera department equipment truck parked at corner.

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Crowds of extra in navy and civilian clothes assembled for the “shoot,” as viewed from north end of the filming location on East Surfside Street. Period vehicles parked in foreground for atmosphere.

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Extras on filming location as seen from corner of East Surfside and Bridgeport.

Box 3 folder 11 Movies/ Winners’ Moon (#1)
16mm film made by teenagers from Unitarian Church, 1976-7.

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(left to right) Jonathon Chiles, Pam Thaxton, Patrick Briody, Beverly Larkin in space suit costumes at lunar surface location between Gregory and Taft, gas well blowout site.

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Jonathon Chiles and Pam Thaxton as teenagers looking out window of translunar liner arriving at moonbase.  Filmed at Sunday school room in Unitarian Church.

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Beverly Larkin and Patrick Briody as teenagers looking out window of translunar liner arriving at moonbase.  Filmed at Sunday school room in Unitarian Church.

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Teens taking pictures while “floating” along window in translunar liner.  Modular set was assembled with window overhead and camera turned sideways to create “floating” effect. Actors are actually just standing and looking straight up.

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(left to right) Jonathon Chiles, Patrick Briody, Pam Thaxton and Beverly Larkin looking at moon globe as trajectory of their moon excursion lights up during a briefing.  Filmed through a glass pane with a reflection of light through a slit cut in black posterboard providing the supposedly “computer generated” trajectory.

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Test shot for “hanging miniature” of Suborbital Lunar Expeditionary Device photographed at Art Museum parking lot on barge dock.  Miniature spacecraft is six feet across, almost four feet tall, about ten feet from camera while girl in red is two hundred feet away, holding up arms and legs as if she is about to climb ladder.

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Teenagers on set for interior of Suborbital Lunar Expeditionary Device built in Sunday school room at Unitarian Church.

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View from cockpit compartment of  Suborbital Lunar Expeditionary Device set looking back at passenger compartment.

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Corpus Christi magician Edward Kiolbassa as pilot of Suborbital Lunar Expeditionary Device in cockpit compartment of set.

Box 3 Folder 12 Movies/ Winners’ Moon  continued

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Magician Eddie Kiolbassas as astronaut pilot in Winners’ Moon, 16mm film made by teenagers from Unitarian Church, 1976-7.

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Filming of teenagers as astronauts on moon, on outdoor set in yard of Unitarian Church, 1977.  Kenneth Anthony operating 16mm sound film camera.

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Scene of teenage astronauts on moon, freeze frame of 16mm film photographed on outdoor set behind Unitarian Church, 1977.

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Scene of teenage astronauts on moon, freeze frame of 16mm film photographed on outdoor set behind Unitarian Church, 1977.

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High angle of four teenage astronauts on simulated lunar surface, freeze frame of 16mm film photographed near gas well blowout site between Gregory and Taft, 1976.

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Four actors raising toasts in unidentified scene from Little Theatre Corpus Christi production at its South Alameda “quonset hut” location, early 1970s.  Unk. play. Jeanne Luby is blonde lower center, other unidentified.

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Local rock group performing in band shell at People’s Street T-head, ca. 1970.

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(left to right) Pam Stakes, Mona McLain, Susan McLain performing in Bicentennial Amphitheatre, Cole Park during  Acoustic Music Festival, Sept. 9, 1990.

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(left to right) Susan McLain, Mona McLain, Pam Stakes silhouetted, performing in Bicentennial Amphitheatre, Cole Park during  Acoustic Music Festival, view out towards audience on grassy slope.             Sept. 9, 1990.


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Box 3 Folder 13
Acoustic music session at “The Listening Post” behind Sound Vibration music store at Six Points, August 1984.

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  • Travis Clark left, Susan McLain right.

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  • Susan McLain right smiling at son Travis Clark left.

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Lorie McCloud (center) singing.

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Susan McLain with guitar singing.

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Susan McLain with guitar singing

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Travis Clark left with brother Nathan McLain

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Travis Clark left with brother Nathan McLain

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Nathan McLain (with sunglasses) singing

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Nathan McLain singing

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Travis Clark singing.  Clark has toured the US and Europe with his father, recording artist Guy Clark.


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Box 3 Folder 14

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Blucher Park in winter, early 1970s. Uptown business district in background.

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Blucher Park in winter, early 1970s.

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Blucher Park in winter, early 1970s.

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Blucher Park in winter, early 1970s.

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Culvert bridge carried the Texas Mexican Railroad over the Blucher Park arroyo down to piers on the bayfront where railcars could exchange cargoes with shallow-draft ships.  1986 photo.

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Kenneth Anthony walking over a pipe in Blucher Park.  The new Trinity Towers is in the background.  1986.

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The new Corpus Christi Public Library Central Library uptown included a reading area with large windows overlooking Blucher Park.  Kenneth Anthony modeled as a reader.  1986.

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The piñata plays a part in a family celebration in South Bluff Park.  April 1988.

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Family outing in South Bluff Park.  April 1988.

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Family outing in South Bluff Park.  April 1988.


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Box 4 Folder 1

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George Wallace with microphone at Corpus Christi International Airport,   campaigning for President, 1968.

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Francis Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold, Corpus Christi attorney and State Representative, ca. 1970.

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Reverend Fred Morgan, speaking at Six Points Kiwanis Club luncheon about Crossing coffee house and youth culture, 1968.

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Unidentified member of VFW post 3837 at Memorial Day service, May 2002.

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Lillian Hall, Cherokee- Creek, remembers the Indian language songs she sang as a girl in Oklahoma, did not learn English until she started school.  Resident of  Portland since 1954.  2002 photo. 

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Lillian Hall.

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Lorraine Harris, retired overseas missionary, long-time Campfire office volunteer.  2002 photo.

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Reynaldo Loa, bootmaker at Cowboy Boot Shop, 1610 Agnes. Freeze frame from KZTV-10 Labor Day video feature, ca. 1980.

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Juan C. Carranco, hatmaker at Handy Cleaners and Hatters, 304 South Brownlee. Freeze frame from KZTV-10 Labor Day video feature, ca. 1980.

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Beverly Martin, Star Trek fan club.  2002.


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Box 4 Folder 2  Hurricane Allen/ railroad barricades  August 1980

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Missouri Pacific tracks one block east of Port Avenue looking west toward barricade from medium distance. (Print from neg.ative # 3)

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Missouri Pacific tracks one block east of Port Avenue looking west toward barricade from closer distance. (Print from neg.ative # 6)

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Missouri Pacific tracks from Port Avenue looking east towards barricade. (Print from neg.ative # 9)

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view from top of permanent earthen storm levee toward temporary             barricade across track right-of-way. (Print from neg.ative # 11)

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view from farther back from rail line on top of permanent earthen storm levee.
(Print from end of roll with no neg.ative #)

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back side of barricade with supports to resist water pressure.  Shows portion of rail and ties removed to place storm gate. (Print from neg.ative # 16)

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Terminal Railroad Association tracks barricaded at Stroman Avenue, looking southwest. (Print from neg.ative # 20A)

Box 4 Folder 3  Port - Tule Lake Lift Bridge Photos taken July 1970 
The bridge, which provided rail access between the north and south sides of the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, was closed to rail traffic in September 2007 when the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor opened. April 11, 2008, end towers demolished.

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Long distance view from south of bridge along Navigation Boulevard. (Print from neg.ative # 2)

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Closer view. (Print from neg.ative # 3)

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near sound end of bridge standing close to tracks. (Print from neg.ative # 4)

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Missouri Pacific diesel switcher crossing bridge with no cars. (Print from neg.ative # 5)

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View from north end- bridge starting to raise. (Print from neg.ative # 6)

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Bridge raised about 10 feet above normal position. (Print from neg.ative # 7)

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Vertical- bridge fully raised. (Print from neg.ative # 8)

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Vertical- looking up at end tower. (Print from neg.ative # 9)

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North end of bridge, from west of roadway, medium shot showing electrical lines supplying power to operate bridge. (Print from neg.ative # 10)

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Vertical, full height of bridge from north end. (Print from neg.ative # 11)

Box 4 Folder 4  Tule Lake Lift Bridge, July 1970

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Closeup of track on bridge (Print from neg.ative # 12)

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Closeup of joint where rails on bridge meets fixed rails (Print from neg.ative # 13)

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looking south down east side of bridge. (Print from neg.ative # 14)
 
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closeup on tracks showing guard rails intended to guide a derailed car from moving away from the track where it could damage the bridge structure. (Print from neg.ative # 15)

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full width of roadway inside structure of bridge. (Print from neg.ative # 16)

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track joint where ground-supported track transitions to bridge track. (Print from neg.ative # 17)

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track joint, vertical composition photo. (Print from neg.ative # 18)

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bridge fenders to protect bridge supports from ships. (Print from neg.ative # 19)

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bridge fenders to protect bridge supports from ships. (Print from neg.ative # 20)

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view looking up through upper structure of bridge trusswork. (Print from unnumbered neg.ative on end of film roll)


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Box 4 Folder 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe/ Kansas City Southern

Information Note: The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) does not own its own tracks into the Corpus Christi.  It was granted trackage rights over Union Pacific rails to Corpus Christi and Brownsville as a monopoly-offset condition of Union Pacific mergers.  Similarly, Texas Mexican was granted trackage rights over UP rails between Robstown and Beaumont, and that route was also used by TexMex owner Kansas City Southern.

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BNSF eastbound train on Union Pacific tracks 22 miles northeast of Refugio held at signal waiting clearance to proceed past westbound Union Pacific train stopped in distance on siding.  October 2000.

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BNSF train passing signal, beginning to proceed.  October 2000.

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BNSF “Stack train” westbound on Union Pacific track, northeast of Refugio.  April 2005.  A “stack train” carries shipping containers two deep in “well” cars which allow the bottom container to ride lower than the deck of a normal flatcar.

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Kansas City Southern freight train westbound on Texas Mexican rails just east of Robstown, April 1997.

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Kansas City Southern diesel leads KCS freight westbound on Texas Mexican rails just east of Robstown, April 1997.

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Kansas City Southern freight train southbound on Union Pacific rails (by trackage rights) at Robstown.  The people standing trackside are waiting to watch a special steam train run.  April 2010.

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Kansas City Southern freight train southbound on Union Pacific rails (by trackage rights) at Robstown.  April 2010.

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Kansas City Southern freight train southbound on Union Pacific rails at Robstown has just passed the Texas Mexican Rwy crossing and is turning to the right on a connecting track to run west towards Laredo on Tex Mex rails.  April 2010.

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Unidentified Extreme load on special 24-wheel heavy-duty flatcar at Texas Mexican yard in Corpus Christi, August 2002.

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Unidentified Extreme load on special 24-wheel heavy-duty flatcar at Texas Mexican yard in Corpus Christi, August 2002.

Box 4 Folder 6 Corpus Christi Model RR Club/ TexMex depot display
Modular scale model display built 1974-1977 representing Texas Mexican Union Depot area in Corpus Christi as it appeared 1926.

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Club members Gene Yeazel (left) and Gary Zenger building models.  Back room of Gulfway Hobbies. 1974.

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Gene Yeazel building house models.  Gulfway Hobbies, 1974.

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Unidentified member placing pin in hinges used to connect modules of display. Gulfway Hobbies, 1974.

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Gene Yeazel working on module.  Front edge of display would be Railroad Avenue in 1926 period of display, later renamed Kinney Avenue.

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View of uncompleted display.  Two small model houses at left represent houses at corner of Alameda and Agnes shown on the 1927 Sanborn’s Insurance maps, and still existing in 1975 and 2010.  Two-story wood building at right edge was frame freight station shown on 1927 map, where Gabe Lozano (later mayor of Corpus Christi) worked as a young man according to oral history interview given to C.C. Model Railroad Club during  research for the display. 1976 photo.

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View of uncompleted display.  Long building is center is a two-stall enginehouse  found on 1927 Sanborn’s maps, and still existing in 1975..and 2010.  1976 photo.

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Former Texas Mexican 2-stall enginehouse at dead-end of Kinney Avenue.  Photographed Feb. 2, 1975 as research for display.

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 Gloger Hotel, 1215 Kinney Ave.  At far right of main building is a small outbuilding with a shingle roof built atop the body of a Birney streetcar, a style of car operated by CPL in Laredo.  Photographed Feb. 2, 1975 as research for model railroad display.  Demolished mid-1990s.

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View of uncompleted display as area modeled would have been seen in 1926 from block east of North Staples Street (then named Black Street) and north of Kinney (then named Railroad Avenue) looking west.  1976 photo

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C.C. Model Railroad Club member Jerry Ondak (left in striped shirt) visits The Smokestack, model train hobby store located in the back of Tavo’s Transmissions, 3403 Bartholome.  Unidentified man at right behind counter is NOT store owner Tavo Maldonado.

Box 4 Folder 7 Loose Caboose Motel, 202 South Vineyard St., Sinton.  Early 1970s.

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Motel office as a reduced-size replica of an 1880s style railroad depot. View from corner.

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Motel office as a reduced-size replica of an 1880s style railroad depot. Close on bay window.

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Retired caboose rented as a family overnight accommodation,

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Interior of caboose.

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Interior view from high cupola seat in caboose

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Retired Santa Fe Coach/ Bar Lounge car #3118 rented as party room.

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Interior of Retired Santa Fe Coach/ Bar Lounge car #3118 rented as party room.

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 Coach/ Bar Lounge, caboose and depot-office.

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Retired Santa Fe division superintendent’s car rented as group overnight accommodation.

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Interior of  Santa Fe division superintendent’s car showing dining room/ buffet cabinets.

Box 4 Folder 8 Mexican Railroad Equipment

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Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico boxcar (NdeM ) at Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard on Agnes, Corpus Christi.(1970s?)

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Herald on NdeM boxcar with slogan “Unir Servir” - “to unite (the Mexican nation) and to serve.” Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi.(1970s?)

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Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste boxcar (FUS), empty with “Do ot Hump” placards. Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Left half of Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste boxcar (FUS).  United Railways of the Southeast ie. Yucatan area. Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Newly manufactured diesel locomotive being delivered from US manufacturer to Mexican railways.  Locomotive is not pulling a train but being moved as part of the cargo.  Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Newly manufactured diesel locomotive enroute to Mexican railways.  Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Newly manufactured diesel locomotive enroute to Mexican railways.  Plywood placard attached to walkway stanchions is delivery specifications...the railroad equivalent to a new-car windshield sticker. Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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String of new boxcars enroute to being delivered to Mexican railways.  Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Boxcar NdeM 104031 enroute to being delivered new to Mexican railways.  Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

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Boxcar NdeM 104032 enroute to being delivered new to Mexican railways.  String of new boxcars has consecutive car numbers.  Texas Mexican Railway Joint Yard, Corpus Christi. (1970s?)

Box 4 folder 9 Railroads/ Missouri Pacific- C.C.T.A.

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Workers repairing track at Corpus Christi Terminal Association (CCTA) Transfer   Yard on north side of Port of Corpus Christi.  Tule Lake lift bridge in distance.  Winter 1973.

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Workers repairing track at Corpus Christi Terminal Association (CCTA) Transfer   Yard on north side of Port of Corpus Christi.  Winter 1973.

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Missouri Pacific locomotive pulls a string of cars from one of the interchange tracks in CCTA Transfer Yard.  Tracks here were owned by Port of Corpus Christi, and operated by the Terminal Association, an arrangement between the three railroads: Missouri Pacific, South Pacific and Texas Mexican. July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific locomotive pulls a string of cars from one of the interchange tracks in CCTA Transfer Yard.  The yard had separate tracks for Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific and Texas Mexican to leave cars for switching to port industry tracks, and for cars left by port industries to be picked up by the main railroads.  The curving track farthest to the left is the through track to bypass yard tracks.  July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific locomotive pulls a string of cars from one of the interchange tracks in CCTA Transfer Yard.  The three main railroads took turns, each one providing locomotives and crew to operate and maintain the CCTA trackage a year at a time.  July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific locomotive pulls a string of cars from CCTA Transfer Yard south onto Tule Lake Lift Bridge.  From here, a Missouri Pacific locomotive would normally pull cars to its in-town yard between Nueces Bay Boulevard and Port     Avenue, or to its outlying Viola yard near Suntide Road.  July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific locomotive pulls a string of cars from CCTA Transfer Yard south across Tule Lake Lift Bridge.  If MoPac had the assignment to switch CCTA trackage this year, it might deliver cars from here to port trackage along the south side of the port.  July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific’s in-town freight yard, looking east from Nueces Bay Boulevard, July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific grade crossing at Nueces Bay Boulevard.  An employee in the stopped railroad van could check car numbers as the train crossed slowly.   July 1980.

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Missouri Pacific train passes under overhead pipe crossing connecting parts of  Southwestern Refinery on both sides of the tracks.  Looking southwest from Nueces Bay Boulevard, July 1980.

Box 4 folder 10 Railroads/ Missouri Pacific-Union Pacific depot Corpus Christi

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Missouri Pacific (MP) depot Corpus Christi with passenger car on one of three tracks, 1949.  Photo by Jess Patton.

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MP depot, high angle view from Petroleum Tower, late 1960s.

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MP executive business car #9 visiting Corpus Christi.  Ca. 1970.

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MP depot, east end with Missouri Pacific Lines sign. August 1977.

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MP depot, southeast corner. August 1977.

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MP depot, east end portico. August 1977.

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MP depot, south side.August 1977.

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MP depot, north side. August 1977.

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MP depot, portico from north.  August 1977.

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Union Pacific freight office (same building as MP depot.  Missouri Pacific was merged into Union Pacific in 1982-1985.)  March 2008 photo.

Box 4 folder 11 Railroads/ Missouri Pacific- West Broadway area

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Missouri Pacific diesel road-switcher at engine servicing area along West    Broadway west of Sam Rankin.  Crews called this area “the roundhouse” even though there was no roundhouse building. April 1977.

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Missouri Pacific diesel road-switcher at engine servicing area.  The air tank near the front steps of the diesel is for blowing sand to supply a reservoir in the locomotive, for use when sanding wheels is necessary for traction. April 1977.

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Several diesels at the servicing area along West Broadway, looking east from Port Avenue. June 1980.

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Yard office near Port Avenue.  A yard crew has left their diesel to get their list of cars to switch.  June 1980.

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A pair of diesels pushing cars and pulling their caboose.  Looking west from Port Avenue. June 1980.

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Missouri Pacific diesel pulling a string of cars, as seen from the north end of Oak   Park Street looking east, with Harbor Bridge hazy in the distance.   The boxcars with open doors are “empties.”   Ca. 1975.

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Missouri Pacific diesel pulling a string of cars.  The movement is headed west from the port industrial area near downtown toward Viola Yard. Ca. 1975.

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Missouri Pacific diesel pulling a string of cars.  Ca. 1975.

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Missouri Pacific diesel.  Ca. 1975.

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Missouri Pacific switching movement headed west, with PPG in distant background.  Ca. 1975.

Box 4 folder 12 Railroad/ Sinton

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Sinton, Southern Pacific track crossing East Sinton Street looking east toward Taft. May 1995.

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Sinton, “S.P. Junction,” just west of South Vineyard Avenue.  Track from foreground to mid background is Southern Pacific toward Taft.  Switch at right makes a connection to Missouri Pacific.  Missouri Pacific line crosses far in background, behind railroad signal.  May 1995.

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Sinton, “S.P. Junction,” just west of South Vineyard Avenue.  Track from foreground to mid background is Southern Pacific toward Taft.  Switch at right makes a connection to Missouri Pacific.  Missouri Pacific line crosses far in background, behind railroad signal.  July 1995?

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Sinton, railroad signal electrical cabinet along SP track at S.P. Junction.  Sign with letter “X” just to right of electrical cabinet warns train crews that their track is about to come to a crossing with another railroad.  The crossing is just below the water tower.  May 1995.

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Sinton, looking northeast along Missouri Pacific tracks from First Street crossing toward downtown Sinton.  Track curving to left is connection to Southern Pacific towards Beeville and San Antonio.  Track curving to right is connection to SP towards Taft, Aransas Pass and Rockport.  May 1995.

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Sinton, “Sinton Junction,” just southwest of First Street looking southwest towards Odem.  May 1995.

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Sinton, remotely-controlled electro-pneumatic switch machine at Sinton Junction crossover.  Switch can be thrown manually only by unlocking padlock and throwing switch level. May 1995.

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Railroad working crew with handcar, probably in Corpus Christi area in late 1930s or early 1940s. Photo is stamped on back “Daly’s Camera Store, Corpus Christi, Phone 4768.”  Daly’s Camera Store is not listed in directories 1935 or before, had that phone number in 1938, changed phone number by 1944.

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former San Antonio & Aransas Pass/ Southern Pacific depot building at Rockport. North corner with operator’s bay boarded over. April 1993.

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former San Antonio & Aransas Pass/ Southern Pacific depot building at Rockport.  South corner.  Used as offshore boat electronics store ands dance studio after the railroad left.    April 1993.

Box 5 folder 1 Railroad/ South Texas Railroad Historical Society

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former San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad Ingleside depot in a farm field near Ingleside used for storage. Depot was on property bought by DuPont for Ingleside fluorocarbon plant. Ca. early 1973?

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Society members Gene Yeazel (left) and Tom Petr examine former depot at Ingleside who was donated by DuPont fror a railroad exhibit and moved to Corpus Christi at DuPont’s expense. early 1973?

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Track crews from Texas Mexican Railway built tracks alongside the Harbor Bridge near Corpus Christi Museum for display of historical railroad equipment. Late 1973?

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A Texas Mexican Railway diesel delivers historic railroad equipment to the exhibit site. Late 1973?

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Texas Mexican outside-braced wood caboose is among historic cars carefully pushed onto the exhibit track. Late 1973?

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Missouri Pacific stock car, Champlin tank car and Burlington observation car being shoved on to exhibit track. Late 1973?

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After cars have been placed on exhibit tracks, crews remove the temporary connection to port trackage. Late 1973?

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Historic railroad cars on three tracks adjacent to Harbor Bridge, not fenced.  Left to right: Burlington round-end observation “Silver Hours”, Missouri Pacific sleeping car and coach, Texas Mexican Rwy caboose. Late 1973?

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South Texas Railroad Historical Society member Tom Petr with small child looks   at cars.  Other members are behind him. Late 1973?

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View of railroad exhibit from Harbor Bridge.  Railcars are on three tracks in fenced area, Ingleside depot at center bottom.  Corpus Christi Museum at upper right corner.  1974?

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Box 5 folder 2 Railroad/ South Texas Railroad Historical Society (more)

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Direct overhead view of historic railroad cars from Harbor Bridge. 1974?

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Missouri Pacific passenger cars with viewing platform partially built. 1974?

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Viewing platform being built between Missouri Pacific passenger cars (left) and Texas Mexican Rwy caboose. 1974?

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Railroad display in preparation with viewing platform and security fence. 1974?

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Missouri Pacific stockcar #53925  removed by truck from exhibit area near Corpus Christi Museum to the 100 ton crane at Richard King Terminal, Port of Corpus Christi Cargo Dock 14 for shipment to Galveston. November 1983.

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Champlin Petroleum tankcar HHCX 310 being lifted from truck to place aboard barge for shipment to Galveston Railroad Museum.  November 1983.

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Burlington  dining- parlor- observation car “Silver Hours,” after removal from Corpus Christi exhibit, on display at Galveston Railroad Museum. August 1990.

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Platform allows visitors to look into Burlington  dining- parlor- observation car “Silver Hours,” at Galveston Railroad Museum. August 1990.

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Interior of Burlington  dining- parlor- observation car “Silver Hours,” set up for serving private parties at Galveston Railroad Museum. August 1990.

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Piano in round observation end of  Burlington  dining- parlor- observation car “Silver Hours,” at Galveston Railroad Museum. August 1990.

Box 5 folder 3 Railroads/ Southern Pacific- DuPont Tower

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Southern Pacific train departing TexMex - SP Joint Yard on north side of Highway 44, and west of Padre Island Drive, with train that includes tower for DuPont plant under construction at Ingleside. August 1972.

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Southern Pacific train departing TexMex - SP Joint Yard crossing Padre Island Drive.  SP had no tracks of its own into Corpus Christi after removal of the Bascule Bridge and Nueces Bay railroad causeway.  To leave Corpus Christi, it first had to run a mile east over TexMex tracks   August 1972.

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 A mile east of the Joint Yard, the Southern Pacific train leaving Corpus Christi left the Tex Mex tracks and turned north to run over the Savage Lane Line, a connecting track owned by the Port.  August 1972.

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The Southern Pacific train ran under the Leopard Street underpass.  The DuPont tower is somewhat longer than both locomotives combined. August 1972.

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Here the Southern Pacific train is running west of Missouri Pacific track near Suntide Road.  It turned its northward direction from the Savage Lane as it crossed Upriver to enter the MoPac, operating by trackage rights. August 1972.

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The DuPont tower stretches across three flatcars owned by the Missouri Pacific.  The front and back car are heavy duty flatcars with 4 sets of six wheel trucks each-- 24 wheels  per car, spreading the weight over a total of 48 wheels.  The    middle car is an ordinary flatcar with the ordinary 8 wheels, 4 at each end, carrying no weight at all, used only as a spacer. August 1972.

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The DuPont tower is backtracking over its original route into Corpus Christi.  It came into the city over the Missouri Pacific via Refugio, Sinton, and Odem.  August 1972.

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A Missouri Pacific gondola car following the tower load carried piping and hardware for the tower. August 1972.

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The Southern Pacific train went over Missouri Pacific rails to Odem and Sinton, leaving its DuPont load at Sinton to be forwarded to Ingleside by another Southern Pacific train. August 1972.

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 From Sinton, the remainder of the train would run north on Southern Pacific rails             to Beeville and beyond. August 1972.

Box 5 folder 4 Southern Pacific and S.A.U.& G.

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Refrigerator cars, boxcars and caboose on terminal tracks of former San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf shortly after it became part of Missouri Pacific Lines, on West Broadway adjacent to Old Bayview Cemetery and one block northwest of Corpus Christi depot.  Location identified by correspondence to Sanborn’s maps.  Ca. 1929.

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Southern Pacific freight train running west alongside Agnes approaching Texas Mexican/ Southern Pacific joint yard near International Airport.  Summer 1972.

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Former San Antonio and Aransas Pass depot from Ingleside being restored as a display for the South Texas Railroad Historical Society along the south approach to the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, 1974.  Depot built 1880s for SAAP railroad in Ingleside, vacated and moved to a farm as storage building, moved to Corpus Christi for exhibit when DuPont bought farm.  After railroad display failed to develop, depot returned to Ingleside for use by Chamber of Commerce.

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Southern Pacific Railroad track over US Highway 77A underpass at Goliad, Texas,  June 1980 photo. The underpass and its approach have limestone decorative elements that match the nearby stadium built for the Texas Centenniel in 1836.  Track was gone by 1995.

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DuPont DUPX 20507 former tank car converted to test weight car, used in testing scaled used to determine freight charges based on weight.  1995 photo.  Car stored on stub of remaining Southern Pacific track northwest of Sinton, after most of track abandoned between Sinton and Beeville.

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Southern Pacific unit coal train returning empty from  CPL Coleto Creek power plant, railfan photograph walking alongside locomotive (neg.. 15) , Sept 1995.

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Southern Pacific unit coal train returning empty from  CPL Coleto Creek power plant (neg.. 16), Sept 1995.

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Looking down on empty hoppers of Southern Pacific unit coal train returning empty from  CPL Coleto Creek power plant (neg.. 17) , Sept 1995.

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When the Southern Pacific Railroad abandoned and removed its tracks in Bee County, local historical preservationists arranged to have a two block long section of track from West Corpus Christi Street to West Cleveland left in place as a historical exhibit.  Beeville, October 24, 2010.

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Interpretative historical marker “The Railroad in Bee County” adjacent to   preserved 2-block section of railroad track.  Beeville, October 24, 2010.

Box 5 Folder 5 Texas Mexican Rwy depot area in Corpus Christi, 1974.

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Freight Station office just west of North Alameda.  View from near Kinney & North Alameda looking west northwest.

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Former two-stall engine house, east end, located one block west of North Alameda. Used by an adjacent non-railroad millwork shop.

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Former two-stall engine house, east end, located one block west of North Alameda.  Angle from straight-on shows foliage and weeds.

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Former two-stall engine house, north side.

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Looking from near Brownlee crossing east on former main track.  Engine house at right. Freight station at left.

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Frame-construction freight-handling building of freight station destroyed in Hurricane Celia, leaving only masonry-construction freight station office.

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Curving track along a millwork company and crossing Laredo Street foreground was formerly one leg of a wye track for turning around passenger trains at the Corpus Christi end of their run.

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Rails along pavement of North Alameda Street were part of a track connecting the station area at Alameda and Kinney with the Missouri Pacific on the northside of            the city.

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Path following right-of-way along Blucher Park where tracks once led down to piers on the bayfront.

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Culvert bridge carried Texas Mexican track over arroyo in Blucher Park.

Box 5 Folder 6
Railroads/ Texas Mexican Express, C.C. Model RR Club trip April 4, 1986  #1.

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Print from neg.. #2 of interior coach #3.  Club members: 3rd row left of aisle Bob Browne, right of aisle Arno Schraeder.

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Print from neg.. #3 of interior coach #3.  Club members 2nd row far left by window Tom Lindsay 3rd row left by window John Baden, left of aisle, Bob Browne, right of aisle Arno Schraeder.

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Print from neg.. #4 of interior coach #4. length of car from behind passengers, vertical.

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Print from neg.. #5 of interior coach #2.

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Print from neg.. #6 of interior, down length of lounge car #5 towards serving window. Passengers in foreground in booths.

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Print from neg.. #7 of Lounge serving window, medium shot.  Self-serve coffee at right.

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Print from neg. #8 of Lounge serving window from medium distance back.

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Print from neg. #9 of Lounge car interior, length of car facing end opposite serving window,
showing passengers in booths and upholstered seats.

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Print from neg. #10 of passageway of lounge car, vertical.

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Print from neg. #11 of interior deluxe air conditioned coach #4.

Box 5 Folder 7                                   
Texas Mexican Express, C.C. Model RR Club trip, April 4, 1986.

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Interior coach #1 (Print from neg. #12).

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Looking into lounge car galley where caterer prepares snacks and light meals (Print from neg.. #13.  Neg.s. #14-19 not printed, bad exposure or focus.)

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Conductor assists passengers boarding at Alice, view from car vestibule. (Print from neg.. #20).

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Passengers George Clower left and Kathleen “Dee” Davis right seated. (Print from neg.. #22).

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View out south window of train at San Diego where locomotive is visible as rail line makes sharp 90 degree curve from westbound to southbound travel. (Print from neg.. #23).

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End of train after arrival at Laredo, Texas. (Print from neg.. #24).

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Laredo station south side (away from tracks).  Organized tour group boards bus. (Print from neg.. #25).

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Photographer Kenneth Anthony pretends to board Tex Mex Express locomotive at Laredo.

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Texas Mexican Express turned around at Laredo and ready to make afternoon return trip to Corpus Christi.

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View from last car of Texas Mexican Express  eastbound about 40 miles east of Laredo.  Track recedes through open brush country.

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Box 5 Folder 8 Texas Mexican Express, Hebbronville trip, March 12, 1989.
Most passengers rode all the way between Corpus Christi and Laredo.  Hebbronville was an en-route point where the train stopped if requested.

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Decorations in the lounge car during the Sunday morning westbound trip to Laredo were left over from a Saturday night party for a tour group returning from Laredo to Corpus Christi.

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Locomotive of Tex Mex Express westbound at Hebbronville station stop.  (The photographer was the only passenger to Hebbronville.)

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Train stopped at Hebbronville.  The conductor checks to see that passengers are clear.

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Train departing Hebbronville westbound for Laredo. In the fourth year of operation of the Tex Mex Express, a caboose was used to carry passengers luggage. The railroad did not buy a traditional baggage car as part of the original equipment for the train, but it was discovered that more capacity was needed to carry baggage.  To save buying a baggage car, a spare caboose from the railroad’s freight roster was used, made available by lessened use of cabooses with changed crew rules and procedures.

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Hebbronville depot, west end. 

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Hebbronville depot, east end.

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Across the street from the depot in Hebbronville, Central Furniture Store displayed the sign “Undertaking Dept.”

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Jim Hogg County Courthouse, Hebbronville, March 12, 1989.

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Late afternoon arrival of eastbound Texas Mexican Express stopping at Hebbronville for one passenger returning to Corpus Christi.

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Arrival at the Corpus Christi depot after dark.

Box 5 Folder 9 Texas Mexican Express, miscellaneous views

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Corpus Christi Depot on Alameda used for Texas Mexican Express, long shot from Kinney Street.  Train behind depot.  1986.

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Corpus Christi Depot, east corner.  1986.

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Corpus Christi Depot full front.  Structure built on a standard prefabricated building, with front and back shaped to imitate ends of the masonry freight station that was on this site.  1986. (212-579 shows the original building which this prefab building imitated.)

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View down platform as train prepares for departure. 1986.

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Coach #1. 1986. Former Pennsylvania Railroad “heavyweight” coach with clerestory roof (for ventilation), built 1926.

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Coach #2. 1986. Former Pennsylvania Railroad “heavyweight” coach with arch roof (for ventilation), built 1926.

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Coach #3. 1986. Former Pennsylvania Railroad “heavyweight” coach with clerestory roof (for ventilation), built 1909.

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Coach #4. 1986. Former Atlantic Coast Line streamlined lightweight coach, air conditioned, built 1946.

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Lounge/ snack car #5, kitchen side view. 1986. Former Union Pacific streamlined lounge- dormitory car, air-conditioned, built 1949.

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Lounge/ snack car #5. corridor side view. 1988.

Box 5 Folder 10 Texas Mexican Express

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Locomotive at head of Texas Mexican Express ready to depart Corpus Christi depot.  View from front of depot. 1986.

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Texas Mexican Express departing Corpus Christi depot.  View from front of depot. 1986.

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End of Texas Mexican Express departing west from Corpus Christi depot area.  View from front of depot. 1986.

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Locomotive beginning to pull Texas Mexican Express westbound from Corpus Christi depot.  View looking east from Brownlee Street crossing. 1986.

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Locomotive pulling Texas Mexican Express westbound from Corpus Christi depot, passing camera.  View looking east from Brownlee Street crossing. 1986.

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Texas Mexican Express westbound crossing Brownlee and passing under Crosstown Expressway.  View looking west from Brownlee Street crossing. 1986.

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Texas Mexican Express departing west from Corpus Christi depot area.  View looking southeast from Brownlee Boulevard north side of tracks. 1988.

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Texas Mexican Express westbound running parallel to Agnes, crossing Driscoll Drive. 1988.

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Texas Mexican Express westbound running parallel to Agnes.  Has just crossed Padre Island Drive and about to pass Texas Mexican yard.  1988.

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”Regal Creek,” privately-owned ex-Santa Fe “Super Chief” sleeping car stored near Corpus Christi Texas Mexican depot, 1986, occasionally run on Texas Mexican Express as a chartered car for private parties.

Box 5 Folder 11   Texas Mexican tracks  Robstown to Banquete, Jan. 21, 1971

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Outskirts of Robstown, San Pedro unincorportated area looking west along tracks.

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tracks west of Robstown looking east back at town.  Milepost 144 (rail miles from Laredo
and yard limit marker.

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short railroad trestle at mile 143.95, looking west.

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Sign with letter S indicates “switch ahead”.  Grain elevator out of focus in distance at outskirts of Banquete, Texas.

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Grain elevator on south side of tracks in Banquete.  Closeup of switch stand.

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Looking west on County Road 40 in Banquete, toward smaller grain facility in distance.  Tracks at left.

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Grain facility in Banquete on east side of tracks, from position west of tracks looking west northwest.

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View from atop earthen loading ramp just west of tracks in Banquete, over top of gondola railcar with residue of gravel in car.  Truck crossing tracks at FM 666 in distance.

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Dilapidated oil loading rack just west of  Sablatura Nueces County Park and Creek.

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Oil loading rack, closer view.

Box 5 Folder 12 Texas Mexican tracks  Agua Dulce to Alice, Jan. 21, 1971

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Perspective view from dead center of tracks at east end of Agua Dulce looking east.

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Grain elevator in Agua Dulce from east looking west.

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Grain elevator in Agua Dulce from west looking east.  Red switch target in foreground.

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Jax Beer distributor at east edge of Alice.  Boxcar on spur making delivery.

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Texas Hwy 44 grade crossing at Texas Mexican tracks in Alice.

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Alice Texas Mexican depot on the north side of tracks at Hwy 44 (Front Street) and Aransas Street.  Track side of depot.  Note: Depot is said to be a duplicate built to the same plan as the Texas Mexican Depot which stood at Staples and Railroad Avenue in the first half of the 20th century, and St. Louis Brownsville and Mexican RR. depots in Kingsville and Bay City.

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Alice Texas Mexican depot from the “town” (north) side.

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Alice Texas Mexican depot from one-half-block east on San Diego Street looking southwest.

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Alice Texas Mexican yard and Texas Highway 44 as seen from US 281 overpass looking east.  Johnson Street crosses in the middle distance.   

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String of Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator cars (affiliated with Southern Pacific) interchanged between the Southern Pacific and Texas Mexican Rwy on tracks along Texas 44 between Johnson and Aransas Streets.  The Southern Pacific through Alice was a major route for handling refrigerated loads of Valley citrus fruits.

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Box 6 Folder 1 Texas Mexican tracks  Robstown to Banquete, August, 1971

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Texas Mexican Rwy eastbound train at Robstown, Texas headed for Corpus Christi.  Train has just passed the Missouri Pacific crossing two blocks back. (neg. #3) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican Rwy disels 858 and 853 on eastbound train at Robstown. (Print from neg.. #4) August 1971.

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Tracks at Milepost 139 five miles west of Robstown looking east. (Print from neg.. #5) August 1971.

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Grade crossing, County Road 75 (Print from neg. #6) August 1971.

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Nine pipe culvert outlets in concrete bulkhead along railroad right-of-way, east of Banquete.  Shown from County Road 40. (Print from neg. #7) August 1971.

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Low timber-pile railroad trestle over Banquete Creek shown from County Road 40 bridge. (Print from neg.. #8) August 1971.

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Grain elevator about one-quarter mile east of Banquete, Texas, on south side of railroad, shown looking west from County Road 40. (Print from neg. #9) August 1971.

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Entrance to John J. Sablatura Park (Nueces County Park) at right, railroad curves to left. (Print from neg. #10) August 1971.

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Timber-pile railroad trestle over Agua Dulce Creek in Sablatura Park. (Print from neg. #11) August 1971.

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Timber-pile railroad trestle over Agua Dulce Creek in Sablatura Park. (Print from neg. #12) August 1971.

Box 6 Folder 2 Texas Mexican tracks Agua Dulce, Hebbronville, August , 1971

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Track looking west toward horizon from Nueces County Road 38- just west of  Sablatura Park (Print from neg. #13) August 1971.

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Agua Dulce in distance, looking west down road (Print from neg. #14) August 1971.

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Grain elevator at Agua Dulce, Texas. (Print from neg. #15) August 1971.

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Looking east down Agua Dulce spur track toward connection with main track in distance. (Print from neg. #16) August 1971.

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Looking west down spur toward Grain elevator at Agua Dulce, Texas.  Main track at far left. (Print from neg. #17) August 1971.

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Side of grain  elevator, Agua Dulce, with five blowers.(Print from neg. #18) August 1971.

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Detail shot of one blower on side of grain elevator atAgua Dulce.(Print from neg. #19) August 1971.

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Grain elevator complex at Agua Dulce, Texas (Print from neg. #20) August 1971.

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Trackside loading station near Hebbronville. (Print from neg. #3) August 1971.

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Double track- passing siding on east side of Hebbronville. (Print from neg. #4) August 1971.

Box 6 Folder 3 Texas Mexican tracks Hebbronville, Alice, August , 1971

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Scotus College, Hebbronville. (Print from neg. #5) August 1971.

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Hebbronville depot. (Print from neg. #6) August 1971.

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Railroad grade crossing with signal protection on arms over roadway.  Texas Mexican Rwy west of Alice.  (Print from neg. #21A) August 1971.

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Level crossing of two railroads at Alice, Texas Mexican from lower right to center left, Southern Pacific even across the image.  Protection by manually operated gate.  Texas Mexican freight house in background. (Print from neg. #22) August 1971.

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East end of small Texas Mexican yard in Alice.  Freight house at center.  Passenger depot in distance at right. (Print from neg. #24) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican yard in Alice with work cars.  Looking northwest. (Print from neg. #25) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican work cars at Alice.  Former coach in work service at left.  Maintenance of way tank car #81 right. (Print from neg. #26) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican work cars at Alice. TMMW 61 converted box car.  TMMW 83 tank and material car.  TMMW 66 bunk car. (Print from neg. #27) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican tool car #64 -  converted from war-surplus World War II troop sleeper. (Print from neg. #28) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican yard at Alice as seen from Hwy 281 overpass looking east.  Johnson Street crosses in medium distance.  Highway 44 at right.  (Print from neg. #29) August 1971.

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Box 6 Folder 4 Texas Mexican tracks, Alice, Robstown switching, August 1971

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Texas Mexican yard at Alice as seen at ground level looking east from Johnson Street. (Print from neg. #31) August 1971.

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Alice yard office (Print from neg. #32) August 1971.

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Alice yard looking northwest from East Front Street (Texas 44) and North Aransas. (Print from neg. #33) August 1971.

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Alice passenger depot, south side facing track. (Print from neg. #34) August 1971.

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Texas Mexican diesel #860 eastbound crosses a small trestle west of Robstown pulling cars to be switched at Robstown.  January 21, 1971.

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Most of the eastbound Texas Mexican train, all the “through” cars and the caboose were left in the country west of Robstown while the diesels pulled into Robstown with only the cars to be switched.  The tail end of the train would be picked up after Robstown switching was finished, to be delivered to the Texas Mexican yard in Corpus Christi near International Airport. Note bay-window caboose.  January 21, 1971.

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Texas Mexican diesels on TexMex main track pulling cars to be switched about to cross US Highway 77 on the east side of Robstown.  After it clears the switch near the signal, it will push cars to the switched to the Missouri Pacific onto the interchange track, the track between the camera and the main line.  Motorists complained about the crossing being blocked by a slow-moving train which would stop before clearing the roadway, and then back even slower over the same crossing.  An overpass was built some years later for through highway traffic.  January 21, 1971.

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Locomotive backing for a switch movement at Robstown.  Boxcar at far right is on another track January 21, 1971.

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Locomotive backing for a switch movement at Robstown.  Gondola car at far right is on another track January 21, 1971.

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Texas Mexican work cars made by cutting off sides, roofs and ends from old boxcars.  Banquete, Texas.  January 21, 1971.

Box 6 Folder 5 Railroad/ Union Pacific

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Odem, Texas crossing.  The Union Pacific train at right is headed southwest on the Houston-Brownsville line, while the diesels at center are on the San Antonio- Corpus Christi line.  The curving track across the foreground connects the two lines.  June 1992.

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Union Pacific solid train of grain hopper cars just north of Campbellton, Texas headed south towards the Port of Corpus Christi, June 1992.

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Engineer on lead diesel of Union Pacific grain train near Campbellton, Texas, June 1992.

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At least six diesels head up Union Pacific grain train, near Campbellton, Texas, June 1992.

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Union Pacific freight train heading northeast past US Highway 77 rest stop 5 miles south of Woodsboro, April 1995.

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Union Pacific freight train heading northeast past US Highway 77 rest stop 5 miles south of Woodsboro, April 1995.

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Tank cars pass in a blur on Union Pacific freight train 5 miles south of Woodsboro, April 1995.

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Union Pacific freight train crosses Mission River at Refugio, April 1995.

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Missouri Pacific Railroad (owned by Union Pacific) steel truss bridge and approaches over Aransas River between Sinton and Woodsboro, photographed summer 1995.  (Old bridge has been replaced by a heavy steel through-girder since this photo as part of a Union Pacific upgrade of the line.)

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Missouri Pacific Railroad (owned by Union Pacific) steel truss bridge over Aransas River between Sinton and Woodsboro, photographed summer 1995.                             

Box 6 Folder 6 Railroad/ Union Pacific

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Rio Grande diesels on train heading southwest on Union Pacific line northeast of Refugio.  Rio Grande became owner of Southern Pacific in 1988 but merged line took the SP name.  Southern Pacific merged into Union Pacific in 1996, so this is actually a UP train despite name on the diesels.  August 1997.

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Rio Grande diesels on train heading southwest on Union Pacific line northeast of Refugio.  August 1997.  Barbara Anthony looks at wildflowers along right-of-way when Kenneth Anthony stops to photograph trains.

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Union Pacific (ex-Missouri Pacific) tracks, 22 miles northeast of Refugio and one mile south of San Antonio River.  Light in distance is a train on siding waiting for clearance.  October 2000.

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Prestressed and cast concrete parts for replacement of an old wooden pile trestle on Union Pacific (ex-Missouri Pacific) tracks northeast of Refugio, milepost 198.64.  October 2000.  Part of a Union Pacific upgrade of the line from Houston to Brownsville.

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Wooden pile trestle on Union Pacific (ex-Missouri Pacific) tracks northeast of Refugio, milepost 198.64.  October 2000.  Being replaced as part of a Union Pacific upgrade of the line from Houston to Brownsville.

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Prestressed and cast concrete parts for replacement of an old wooden pile trestle on Union Pacific (ex-Missouri Pacific) tracks northeast of Refugio, milepost 198.64.  October 2000.  Part of a Union Pacific upgrade of the line from Houston to Brownsville.

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Prestressed and cast concrete parts for replacement of an old wooden pile trestle on Union Pacific (ex-Missouri Pacific) tracks northeast of Refugio, milepost 198.64.  October 2000.           Part of a Union Pacific upgrade of the line from Houston to Brownsville.

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Crossing gate drops as Union Pacific freight train from the south crosses Texas Mexican rails and enters Robstown.  April 2010.

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Union Pacific freight train northbound passes signal that protects Texas Mexican   rails from southbound traffic at Robstown.  April 2010.

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Closeup of side of Union Pacific diesel with US flag emblem adopted by UP after September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  UP has used the red-white-and-blue shield herald for 130 years.

Box 6 Folder 7 Railroads/ Union Pacific promotional fan trip from Houston to Corpus Christi on Union Pacific corporate train, October 1995, at Corpus Christi

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View to east southeast along West Broadway from 300 feet east of  Sam Rankin Street crossing.  End of train clears crossing in mid-distance. (neg. #2).

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End view of train from Sam Ranking Street crossing (foreground) showing end of dome-observation car “City of San Francisco” (neg. #3).

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 ¾ rear view of dome-observation car “City of San Francisco” with passenger disembarking.  (neg. #4).

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Generator(?) service(?) car UP #208 .  Passenger in dutch door at vestibule of car at right side of image.  (neg. #5).

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Dining car “City of Los Angeles” ¾ rear view. (neg. #6).

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Passengers from train loading charter bus (neg. #7).

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Railfan passengers at cab of locomotive.  Engine #951 is identified as an E9, a diesel introduced in the 1950s to power passenger trains.  (neg. #8).

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View from front looking down length of train.  At right are lights and paved walkway used when there was active passenger service to the Corpus Christi depot. (neg. #9).

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Lights of parked locomotive as night falls. (neg. #10).

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View looking west toward locomotive from east end of track.  At left are two modern freight locomotives used on regular freight trains. (neg. #11).

Box 6 Folder 8 Railroad  Wrecks

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Train with derailed cars on Texas Mexican Railway between Clarkwood and Violet.  Two covered hopper cars overturned with spillage of cargo.  (1970s?).

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End of overturned covered hopper car.  The car end shows no hazardous material placard which would be normal on both ends and both sides of car if cargo carried (and visibly spilled) was hazardous. Texas Mexican Railway between Clarkwood and Violet. (1970s?).

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Overturned car truck (wheel, axle, bearing and frame assembly).  The heavy loose springs came from the open area in the middle of the truck frame.  The springs are used to cushion car weight and movement between the car body and the truck frame.  The white powdery substance is part of the car’s spilled cargo. Texas Mexican Railway between Clarkwood and Violet. (1970s?).

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Railroad worker crouches under an upright hopper car several cars away from derailed cars.  An up-and-down undulation of the rail is visible behind the worker. Texas Mexican Railway between Clarkwood and Violet. (1970s?).

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Railroad worker under a car uses a “track gauge” (tool) to check the “gauge”  (measurement of track width from the inside of one rail to the inside of the other rail). Texas Mexican Railway between Clarkwood and Violet. (1970s?).

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Three Southern Pacific diesel units pulling a wreck cleanup train north through Alice, returning from a wreck that occurred somewhere south.  The Southern Pacific line extended south through Falfurrias to the Rio Grande Valley at this time. A caboose was pulled immediately following the locomotive units.  (1970s?).

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Southern Pacific maintenance of car car SP MW 5810, converted from a baggage car originally built for passenger car service.  On wreck cleanup train northbound through Alice. (1970s?).

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Southern Pacific derrick and boom tender.  The boom tender provides a place for the long boom arm of the derrick to go when the equipment is being moved in a train.  It also is carrying car trucks salvaged from the wreck site.  (1970s?).

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Wrecked Pacific Fruit Express refrigerator car carried on a flat car.  Refrigerator cars such as this were used to carry fresh produce from the Rio Grande Valley. (1970s?).

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Wrecked railroad cars being carried on flatcars-- two refrigerator cars and an open-top hopper car. (1970s?).


SchoolsBack to Top
Box 6 Folder 9: Austin, Wilson, Booker T. Washington, Wynne Seale

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Austin Elementary School, fire July 2, 1972.  School employees pull furniture from burning buildings.

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Austin Elementary School, fire July 2, 1972.  Firefighters hose standing building next to collapsed structure.
 
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Austin Elementary School, fire July 2, 1972.  Firefighters hidden in smoke.

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Wilson Elementary School, 3925 Fort Worth.  Students dance for PTA program in cafetorium.  ca.1972.

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Wilson Elementary School. 3925 Fort Worth.  Students dance for PTA program in cafetorium.  ca.1972.

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HIALCO community center in former Booker T. Washington Elementary School Building, 1114 Sam Rankin.  ca. 1985 photo.

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HIALCO community center in former Booker T. Washington Elementary School Building, 1114 Sam Rankin.  ca. 1985 photo.

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Wynne Seale Middle School, 1707 Ayers, ca. 1985.

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Wynne Seale Academy of Fine Arts, 1707 Ayers, March 2008.

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Wynne Seale Academy of Fine Arts, 1707 Ayers, March 2008.

Box 6 Folder 10 Schools: University of Corpus Christi/ Greek Field Day
Frame grabs from digital video recorded 2002 from projected 16mm motion picture film originally taken for KZTV-10 News ca. 1967

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Student in bedsheet as “Greek toga” blowing bugle, profile, to start procession. Fraternity and sorority members observe “Greek Field Day” wearing improvised togas.

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Negative image of bugler.  All daily KZTV- Channel 10 newsreel motion pictures before about 1968 were black-and-white film developed as negatives.  The film was previewed in the newsroom in uptown Corpus Christi and edited as a       negative.  Only at the moment it was shown on the air at the studio site in Robstown was it ever seen as a positive image, when it was electronically changed from negative to positive.

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Procession, male students in bedsheets as “Greek togas”

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Procession, male students in “togas” pulling chariot (out of picture)

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Procession, student rides in makeshift chariot made from 55-gallon drum.  Chariot pulled by male students in “togas.”

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Chariot race, each chariot pulled by two male students.  UCC football field.

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Chariot race, each chariot pulled by two male students.  UCC football field.

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Chariot race, each chariot pulled by two male students.  UCC football field.

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Chariot race, each chariot pulled by two male students.  UCC football field.

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Sorority members in bedsheets as improvised “ancient Greek” wear, cheer on the racing charioteers from the stands.

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Women run from starting line in “Capture of the Maiden” events.

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Women running past in “Capture of the Maidens” event.

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Men running after women in “Capture of the Maidens” event.

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Men carrying women in “Capture of the Maidens” event.  Man in foreground is getting help from his “captured woman” who is holding onto his shoulders.

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Box 6 Folder 11 University of Corpus Christi “Sound and Light”

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L. C. (“Russ”) Penland, Assistant Professor of Art, UCC. 1969.

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Using a multi-screen multi-projector presentation similar to those shown used at the HemiFair 1968 World’s Fair, UCC students produced “Sound and Light Show” combining 2 motion pictures, as many as four slides at once, and multi-channel sound and music effects.  This photo montage composits images from two motion picture screens to quote Michaelangelo’s “Creation,” with high school student Larry Schroeder as Adam and Rev. Fred Morgan as God the Father.  November 1969.

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Unidentified UCC student as Satan the Tempter.  Capture from 16mm film.

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Title for segment of “Sound and Light Show” November 1969.

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High school students Larry and Linda Schroeder, brother and sister who played Adam and Eve in Creation sequence appear in slide sequence timed to a Beatles song.  For “Sound and Light Show” at UCC. November 1969.

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High school students Larry and Linda Schroeder, brother and sister who played Adam and Eve in Creation sequence appear in slide sequence timed to a Beatles song.  For “Sound and Light Show” at UCC. November 1969.

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High school students Larry and Linda Schroeder, brother and sister who played Adam and Eve in Creation sequence appear in slide sequence timed to a Beatles song.  For “Sound and Light Show” at UCC. November 1969.

Other Schools

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Students at Prescott Elementary School made a banner to celebrate getting a new playground cover.  August 2002.

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Students at Prescott Elementary School wave pompoms to celebrate getting a new playground cover.  August 2002.

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Entrance to former Charles W. Crossley Elementary School (closed), 2512 Koepke Street, October 26, 2010.


ShipsBack to Top
Box 6 Folder 12 Carrier Lexington and other vessels

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Stern of USS Lexington Museum from beach. Note oil boom in water. August 1992.

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Visitors looks at airplanes on flight deck of USS Lexington Museum. March 2008.

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Navy twin-tail jet with skull and crossbones markings.  USS Lexington Museum.  March 2008.

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Skull and crossbones on tail of jet. USS Lexington Museum. March 2008.

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Ship’s bridge. USS Lexington Museum. March 2008.

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USS Lexington Museum viewed from Harbor Bridge.  March 4, 2010.

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Ship Del Sol extreme bow view at dock, south side of Port of Corpus Christi inner harbor.  Early 1970s.

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Ship Asia Swallow at Producers’ Grain Port Terminal, Port of Corpus Christi. Early 1970s.

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Towboat pushing barges up Intracoastal Canal passing Palm Harbor 4 miles southwest of Rockport. July 1996.

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Towboat on Intracoastal Canal passing Palm Harbor 4 miles southwest of   Rockport. July 1996.

Box 7 Folder 1 “Sail South Texas 2010” Mexican ship CUAUHTÉMOC
Digital images taken July 3, 2010 during public tours of four sailing ships visiting former Naval Station Ingleside.  Mexican training ship Cuauhtémoc.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Vertical full-height from bow at dock.

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Cuauhtémoc. Crew member at watch with mobile radio at visitor gangplank.

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Cuauhtémoc. Carving of the namesake Cuauhtémoc, last Aztec emperor, as figurehead on bow of ship.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Stylized painted bas-relief of plumed serpent and ship’s name behind figurehead near bow of ship.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Ship’s name near bow of ship.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Crew member standing near row of brass fittings that hold ropes.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Large Mexican flag flying from rigging.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Ship’s bell.  Stack with plaques: “Por la exaltacion del espiritu merinero”

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Cuauhtémoc. Emblem’s of international sailing events in which vessel has participated.

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Cuauhtémoc. Looking up at masts and rigging.  Radar visible.

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Cuauhtémoc.  Looking up at masts and rigging.

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Cuauhtémoc. Looking up at masts and rigging.

Box 7 Folder 2 “Sail South Texas 2010”/ Esmeralda (Chile); Capitan Miranda (Uruguay).
Digital images taken July 3, 2010 during public tours of four sailing ships visiting former Naval Station Ingleside. 

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Esmeralda (Chile). Full length of ship from bow along dock.

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Esmeralda (Chile). Visitors and officers on deck forward of bridge.

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Esmeralda (Chile). Bridge with motto “Vencer O Morir.”

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Esmeralda (Chile). Crew member standing in the rigging adjusting line.

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Esmeralda (Chile). Barbara Anthony standing near ceremonial cannon used for firing salutes.

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Esmeralda (Chile). Barbara Anthony examining ships’ compass.

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Capitan Miranda (Uruguay). Full length of ship from bow along dock.

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Capitan Miranda (Uruguay). Gangplank, visitors leaving.

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Capitan Miranda (Uruguay). Ropes stored in figure-8 and coils beside ceremonial cannon.

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Capitan Miranda (Uruguay). Ship’s wheel and compass.

Box 7 Folder 3 NOTE: File was moved to Box 10 folder 9 to correct number duplication
Contains US Coast Guard Cutter “Eagle”; Russian grain ship, et al.


SnowBack to Top
Box 7 Folder 4 Christmas Eve snow of 2004 photographed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2004

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Snow at 300 block of Beverly Drive looking north.

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Snow in heavy brush along street, 300 block of Beverly looking west.

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Snow-covered bushes hide house at 330 Beverly.

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House at 322 Beverly with smooth field of snow across lawn.

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House at Beverly & Lawnview.

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Car frosted over with snow.

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Snow on television set (discarded at curb after new set arrived as Christmas gift).

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Snow on television set (discarded at curb after new set arrived as Christmas gift).

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Snow in garden.

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Snow on tree limbs.


StreetsBack to Top
Box 7 Folder 5 Holly Road  (Removal of NAS Railroad, 1995)

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Weber at Holly Road intersection and Naval Air Station Railroad crossing from northeast of Holly looking southwest (Print from negative #7).

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Intersection Weber and Holly from north corner looking south- southwest down Weber. (Print from negative #8).

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H-E-B store at Weber & Holly, looking west across intersection with traffic signals and railroad crossing signals in foreground (Print from negative #9).

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Rails in pavement at Weber Road crossing looking northwest.  Beyond the end of pavement, track has been removed, leaving bare gravel down right-of-way (Print from negative #10).

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Right-of-way of former NAS Railroad where track and ballast has been removed.  Rails of a curving spur track remain in foreground.  View looking northwest with Holly Road in background. (Print from negative #11).

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Heldenfels Construction Materials concrete ready-mix plant south of railroad right-of-way, 5635 Holly Road. (Print from negative #12).

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Spur into McCoy Building Supply Center crosses Patton Street.  Lumber piled across alignment of out-of-service spur.  Main track along Holly Road is removed. (Print from negative #13).

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Tracks removed from along warehouses which have rail-loading docks.  Looking northwest on Holly Road from southeast of Staples. (Print from negative #14).

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Flagger directing traffic on Holly Road while backhoe removes gravel ballast from former railroad roadbed and loads into hopper truck. (Print from negative #15).

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B&H Trains, hobby store on Holly Road in Windchase Shopping Center. (Print from negative #16).

Box 7 Folder 6 Streets: Ramirez et al.

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Ramirez Street bridge over railroad cut.  Tracks ran from Southern Pacific yard in port area through cut, then down Staples Street to connect to Texas-Mexican.  This gave the nickname “THE CUT” to the Northside neighborhood just west of Old Bayview Cemetery.  1975 photo.  Bridge removed ca. 1976.

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Ramirez Street bridge over railroad cut.  1975 photo.  Street-level view from west and looking east towards uptown.

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Ramirez Street bridge over railroad cut.  1975 photo.  A woman who grew up in the neighborhood says kids once called this the Puente de los Enamorados, the Bridge of Lovers.

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Ramirez Street bridge over railroad cut.  1975 photo. 

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Ramirez Street bridge over railroad cut.  1975 photo. 

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Molina neighborhood, early 1960s.

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Corpus Christi Beach (“North Beach”) as seen from north approach to Harbor Bridge, ca. 1969.

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Mary Street from Staples looking east, ca. 1985.

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Daytona Drive from Norton, looking southwest.  September 1993.

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Corpus Christi City Limit sign.


TelevisionBack to Top
Box 7 Folder 7 Television/ KZTV/ Artesian site

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KZTV Studios & offices at 301 Artesian from northeast.  2002 photo.  The tower supports a microwave link between the uptown studio and the main transmitter tower just outside Robstown.  The tower was built sections cast in concrete from a form built to create the four legs of the San Antonio International Airport control tower.

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KZTV studios and offices, Artesian from Blucher Street. 2002.

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Uptown Corpus Christi from  roof of KZTV studio, 1986.

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Staples Street and KZTV microwave tower from City Hall.  ca. 1992?

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KZTV Production studio control room (separate from News studio).  Monitor bank in background, morgue of commercial video tapes in bookcases at far left (and around another wall, out of this view).  Foreground production “switcher.” Oct. 1993.

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Commercial producer (Kenneth) Leigh Anthony in control room. Oct. 1993.
 
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William Schutz, assistant producer and videographer in production office. Oct. 1993.

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Digital imagery animation, art, and photo manipulation computers in production control room. Oct. 1993.

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William Schutz taping a scene for an out-of-town commercial.  The signal from the video camera is being recorded by the 20-pound “transportable” recorder sitting behind the station wagon.  1990s.
 
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Advertising time salesman Lane Smith handled ad accounts in towns around Corpus Christi, and originated “KZTV Rodeo Saturday” programming as a venue for rural advertisers, many of them in agriculture-related businesses. May 1992.

Box 7 Folder 8 KZTV/ Commercials

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TV commercial taping for The Gold Exchange on Palmero Street at Six Points.  1984.

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TV commercial taping for The Gold Exchange at Six Points.  Figure in strait-jacket says he offers crazy deals.  Runs into traffic to demonstrate craziness. 1984.

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TV commercial taping for The Gold Exchange at Six Points.  Businesses on west side of 1700 block of South Staples in background: Six Points Bathe and Groom, Irving’s Uniforms, Six Points Natural and Dietetic Foods, Radio Shack.  1984.

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Beeville Ranch Supply, front of business, photo for KZTV commercial, ca. 1990.

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Texas Grand country music night club, Beeville, high angle of crowd on darkened dance floor.  Photo for TV commercial, ca. 1990.

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1 inch videotape used for KZTV Commercial Production in 1990s.

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Hip hop dancers perform in KZTV Studio in commercial for Stalin’s hair salon.  Ca. 2000.

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Hip hop dancers perform in KZTV Studio in commercial for Stalin’s hair salon.  Ca. 2000.

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Hip hop dancers perform in KZTV Studio in commercial for Stalin’s hair salon.  Ca. 2000.

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Digital video cassette used by KZTV in 2000.

Box 7 Folder 9 Television/ KZTV/ Leopard Street

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South side of 600 block Leopard.  High first floor windows at far right at KZTV-10 news director’s office.  ca. 1980.

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Entrance to KZTV-10 offices, 601 Leopard.  First floor space included KZTV-10 newsroom, KSIX radio studios and general manager’s office... but not TV studios or transmitter.  ca. 1980.

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Ronnie Randolph, photographer and photo lab technician, ca. 1980. 

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News photographer Celeste Martinez taping a news story in an apartment bathroom.  Martinez was taking pictures for an investigative report on mold. 1982.

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Meteorologist Phil Sokolov preparing weathercast in KZTV newsroom.  August 1985.

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Reporter Mike Brand (out of focus) at desk in corner of KZTV Newsroom.  August 1985.

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Unidentified news photographer editing video for a news tape.  Video tape was edited not by “cutting” but by re-recording segments of an original tape from the machine at lower left,  in the desired sequence and timing to a finished tape on the machine just in front of the photographer’s head.  August 1985.

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U-matic ¾” videocassette used by KZTV News from late 1970s into the 1990s. This cassette holds 60 minutes for program-length recording or for archiving a series of short news stories.  Smaller cassettes with the same width ¾” tape were used in portable recorders for field recording.  2002 photo.

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Composite photo for a New Year prediction story- if all the new buildings under construction or announced for 1985 were seen in one place: Trinity Towers, Omni   Hotels, One Shoreline Plaza, others.  December 1984.

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For a midnight end-of-the-broadcast-day signoff with a religious theme, a graphic showed an image of Christ with arms outstretched in blessing over the lights of Corpus Christi.  Image is a color slide of a Christ statue at Sacred Heart Church on Lipan, projected on a screen over another color slide of city lights, with the multiple projections photographed by a television camera.  Ca. 1985.
                       
Box 7 Folder 10 KZTV miscellany

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Night fire scene behind stores at Ayers and Tarlton, May 1967.  A few color slides were made for possible use as future “stock” pictures.  KZTV had no way to develop color film for same day airing until about 1968.

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Night fire scene behind stores at Ayers and Tarlton, May 1967.

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Fire at a garage apartment.  1960s.

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Crime scene news photo, shooting of Rudolfo Mondragon at Port Recreation Club on Port Avenue, July 5, 1969.  Note the private ambulance.  Ambulance service for the city was provided by funeral homes and private companies before the Corpus Christi Fire Department organized the AID ambulance service.

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Ben Finkle aka EVIL EYE (left) tells KZTV reporter Leigh Anthony that the Evil             Eye Fleagle character in Al Capp’s Lil Abner comic strip was based on him.  Finkle was in Corpus Christi to “PUT THE WHAMMY” on one of the boxers in the Gilbert de los Santos vs Morris “Tiger” Crathin fight, March 19, 1971.

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16mm film, 400 foot reel.  Used by KZTV News until about 1978 when replaced by videotape.  Yellow and red plastic leader with film sprocket holes but no image used between individual news stories. 

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Taping a TV feature story about Ronnie Randolph’s hot air ballooning experiences involved using two balloons side by side, so that the video could show Randolph’s balloon in the story, and at the same time, show the feeling of being up in the air.  In the sky between Odem and Sinton, ca. 1985.

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View north on Carrizo Street from South Bluff Park.  KZTV microwave tower in distance.  April 1988.

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Computer generated animation of fireworks and Hollywood-type searchlights over an image of KZTV Studios rendered from a 3D mathematical model as a station-break graphic for the January 1, 2000 New Year period.

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View of computer monitor for Adobe Premier video editing program.  Multiple video clips and one or more audio clips are “dropped” onto multiple lines of a timeline.  Transitions such as lap dissolves, “pushoffs,” picture zoom over picture, etc. can be placed to connect video clips overlapping along the time axis. 2002.

Box 7 Folder 11 KZTV/ Robstown studio

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Bank of black-and-white monitors in control room at KZTV Robstown studio.  Windows give an obscured view into studio.  Late 1960s.

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Recorder/ player for black-and-white videotape.  2-inch wide tape came on heavy metal reels.  The machine recorded on four portions of tape at once to produce an image, therefore deck at bottom had four sets of meters to monitor record levels.  The spray bottle is a sign of the need for regular cleaning of tape heads with solvent.  KZTV Robstown studio.  Late 1960s.

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Associated Press wire photo machine.  KZTV bought the AP service for black-and            white national and international still photos originally intended only for newspapers.  After the local news, weather and sports, the broadcast would run   “Photo Ten News,” with a local announcer’s voice narrating still pictures which would show for ten or fifteen seconds apiece. KZTV Robstown studio.   Late 1960s.

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The device at center is a Telop machine, which projected images glued onto standard size “telop cards” into the same black-and-white camera pickup head used to broadcast 16mm movie film and black-and-white slides.  Small Polaroid snapshots were normally used on telop cards.  KZTV Robstown studio. Late 1960s.

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 Actual “telop card” using a Polaroid print.  The telop machine always picked up only a standard pre-focused area of the card.  The card had two sides, light gray and dark gray to suit the subject image.  Despite the name, “black and white” television needed to avoid large areas of solid black or stark white. 

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Left to right, Walter Furley, Gene Looper, Art Mack waiting cue to begin newscast.  Anchor-desk with “broken” angle allows three broadcasters to be pictured side by side with city background, while giving sportscaster an alternate “front” to allow a camera to picture him with a different wall behind him.  KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983.

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View across news set.  Camera at far left with operator (obscured in shadows) follows Mack’s sports delivery. Camera at center is locked down with no operator for a wide shot of news desk.  Furley at right awaits cue to give weather.  KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983 (Print from negative #16).

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 Studio camera focuses on Art mack’s sportscast.  KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983 (Print from negative #17).

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Furley waiting cue to begin weather report.  U.S. and Texas map backgrounds were hand-painted by staff artist Jose Perales on metal boards, with moveable magnetic symbols and numbers. KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983 (Print from negative #18).

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View from behind Mack watching Furley begin weathercast.  KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983 (Print from negative #20).

Box 7 Folder 11 Television/ KZTV/ Robstown (2)

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News set background with panorama of Corpus Christi bayfront skyline on four sliding panels, daytime view. KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983.

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News set background with panorama of Corpus Christi bayfront skyline on four sliding panels, night view. KZTV Robstown studio. July 1983.

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Left to right on news set: meteorologist Phil Sokolov, anchor Gene Looper, sportscaster Art Mack. KZTV Robstown studio. 1985.

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Sportscaster Art Mack, arms folded.  1985.

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KZTV transmitter tower at Robstown, daytime view, undated.

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KZTV transmitter tower at Robstown, night view used in end-of-the-broadcast-day signoff, 1988.

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Computer-generated 3D animation “flying” in moving perspective up KZTV Robstown tower for newscast opening. 2000.

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Computer-generated 3D animation with KZTV Robstown tower over center of highlighted TV coverage area on outline of Texas, for newscast opening. 2000.

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Computer-generated 3D animation of “sculpted” KZTV logo over rolling array of  city and town names covered by local news, for newscast opening. 2000.

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Juliet “Judy Wright” Wenger (center), KZTV news director  in 1950s and 1960s, autographing copies of her memoir News to Me at book-signing party, March 24, 2001.  At right, husband Chris Wenger, retired captain of Oscar Wyatt’s private yacht.  Unidentified relative at left.

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Box 7 Folder 13 KZTV/ Showroom Building site
NOTE: KSIX Radio (1230 AM) studios and the KZTV-Channel Ten newsroom and General Manager’s office were located in the basement of the ShowRoom Building on Upper Broadway, one half block south of Leopard, from the 1950s when operations started, to about 1978 when the ShowRoom Building was demolished.  The ground floor was originally the Show Room of Finer Furniture, became the warehouse outlet of Browning Brothers in the 1960s, and was boarded up for Hurricane Celia in August 1970 and left shuttered. 
                                                                        (Kenneth Leigh Anthony, former KZTV employee)

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  ¾ view from southeast across Upper Broadway. Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  Front ¾.  Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  Entrance alcove.  Small door at left end of  alcove is entrance to KSIX Radio and KZTV-10 News in basement.  Neon KSIX sign over door. Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  South end of front. Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  Roof from 7th floor of Wilson Building.  Much of the brick facing on the north side of building collapsed during Hurricane Celia, August 1970 and was never replaced.  Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  North wall.  “I huddled against this wall for protection from blowing debris for several minutes while running from building to building to film during Hurricane Celia.  When I came back an hour later, I found the top floor brick facing had collapsed, leaving a three foot deep pile of  bricks where I had been standing for ‘shelter.’ “ (-Kenneth Leigh Anthony)  Print from color slide.

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ShowRoom Building, early 1970s.  Back portion of roof from 7th floor of Wilson Building.  Print from color slide.

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Don Tooker, photographer and news weekend editor for KZTV at its ShowRoom Building newsroom in the late 1960s.  Polaroid.

Box 7 Folder 14 Scenes from the “Showroom period”

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Judy Wright (aka Juliet Knight Wenger) News Director of KZTV-10/ KSIX Radio in blue-green suit seated, at news conference aboard private executive railroad car “Educator” brought to Corpus Christi by Permacel Corporation.  Ca. 1967.

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Judy Wright (aka Juliet Knight Wenger) News Director of KZTV-10/ KSIX Radio 
in blue-green suit standing by window, at news conference aboard private executive railroad car “Educator” brought to Corpus Christi by Permacel Corporation, ca. 1967.

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Judy Wright (aka Juliet Knight Wenger) News Director of KZTV-10/ KSIX Radio  looking down, typing at her desk in KZTV newsroom in basement of Show Room Building, ca. 1970.

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Judy Wright (aka Juliet Knight Wenger) News Director of KZTV-10/ KSIX Radio talking on phone with headset.  Wright did most of her news gathering and newswriting without leaving the newsroom, asking her long list of sources: “Can I quote you?  Can we use it?  When CAN we use it?”  ca. 1970.

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Unknown members of Corpus Christi Press Club stage a mock demonstration against trading stamps as part of a satire of 1960s protest movements.  Used in the 1967 Press Club Gridiron Show to raise contributions for journalism scholarships.  Frame grab from video copy of neg.ative 16mm movie film.

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Mock demonstration against trading stamps.  1967.

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Reporter Jenny Joiner covered many of the police beat reporters.  KZTV Newsroom, ShowRoom Bldg.  Ca. 1970.

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Bob Moncrief, photographer and photo lab technician, at KZTV News photo lab on the 3rd floor of the Wilson Building next door to the ShowRoom.  Ca. 1970.

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Reporter Richard Tillery examining processed color film to select frames to be mounted as slides.  KZTV Newsroom, ShowRoom Bldg. Ca. 1970.

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 Rudy Vallee, crooner and “matinee idol” from the 1920s onward, visited the  KZTV newsroom for an interview to publicize his appearance at Corpus Christi’s Petroleum Club.  Left to right: KSIX Radio announcer Curtis Short, entertainer Rudy Vallee, KZTV reporter Leigh Anthony, Petroleum Club manager Jerry Jolliffe.  April 1973.

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Box 7 Folder 15 Television/ KZTV/ spot news
                       
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Crew prepares for test launch of Percheron rocket, Matagorda Island, May 1981. Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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Percheron rocket on launch pad, Matagorda Island, May 1981.  Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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Unit 1 Reactor containment building under construction, South Texas Project nuclear generating plant near Bay City, ca 1981. Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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Looking into interior of Unit 2 Reactor containment building before dome built, hand belongs to worker directing crane operator moving basket from which photo was taken.  South Texas Project nuclear generating plant, near Bay City, ca 1981. Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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 Reporter Leigh Anthony standing in spillway of uncompleted Choke Canyon Dam, near Three Rivers, 1981. Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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Reporter Leigh Anthony standing in spillway of uncompleted Choke Canyon Dam, near Three Rivers, 1981. Digital grab from third-generation video copy.

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News reporters and photographers at political announcement news conference, 1980.

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Oil field sludge pit fire, San Patricio County north of Gregory.  Ca. 1980.

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News camera operator shoots from hip to frame helmet at Veterans Day observance, Sherrill Park, 2002.

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News camera operator uses concrete pillar to steady shot at Veterans Day   observance, Sherrill Park, 2002.


TheatersBack to Top
Box 8 Folder 1 Theaters: Amusu et al.

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 Amusu Theatre building, 606 Mesquite Street, KZTV 10 News photo, photographer unknown. Dated 6/65, “Filmo says ‘The Heck with TVl.’”

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Centre Theater. 410 North Chaparral, ca. 1971-72.

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Former Harlem Theater and Cotton Club building, 1207 North Staples, 1988 photo. Sources: “Construction to Start This Week on New Harlem Theatre; New Movie House on Staples to be for Negroes Exclusively” to be located at North Staples and Chipito Street, 50 x 150’ building, capacity 700  Announcement by Bruce Collins of Corpus Christi Theatres Corpus Christi Caller Times, January 26, 1941; Harlem Theatre, 1209 North Staples (C. B. Page Directory, 1948.); Harlem Theatre, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Directory, 1955); vacant, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Directory, 1958, 1963, 1965); Cotton Club, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Directory, 1968, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1982); vacant, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Corpus Christi City Directory, 1983); Nickey’s Family Supermarket, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Directory, 1985,86); Benjamin’s Family Supermarket, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Directory, 1987-1988); vacant, 1207 North Staples (Polk’s Corpus Christi City Directory, 1989).

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“Cotton Club” on sign shaped like bale of cotton, 1988 photo.

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Foundation of demolished Harlem Theater/ Cotton Club building.  “Stairstep” levels of foundation show how structure was built using downhill slope to accommodate raked seating.   October 26, 2010.

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Former Beach Theatre building, 3122 Surfside, used as Coral Room, meeting facility for Sandy Shores motor inn.  Enlarged detail from 1969 photo of Corpus Christi Beach from Harbor Bridge.

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Rialto Theatre Building, Washington Street. Beeville, with message on marquee: “Congratulations Cissy and Michael.”  1922 building remodeled 1935 in Art Deco style.  October 24, 2010.

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Ritz Theatre, 715 North Chaparral, full height front facade with marquee removed, October 24, 2010.

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Ritz Theatre, upper stories with towers and curved parapet in Spanish Mission Revival style, October 24, 2010.

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Ritz Theatre, street level signs promoting restoration...and a “haunted theater” for Halloween. October 24, 2010.

Box 8 Folder 2 Melba Theatre

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Vacant Melba Theatre building, 1016 Leopard, full front from position slightly east  of building, (Print from negative  #14) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, full front from left of center (Print from negative #10) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, front and east side (Print from negative  #15) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, first floor front (Print from negative #12) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, center of first floor front (Print from negative #13) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, double door and box office on right side of front (Print from negative  #7) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, double-door on left side of front (Print from negative  #5) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, detail of glass brick on shop in right end of front. (Print from negative #6) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, decorative second floor balcony with grillwork (Print from negative #8) January, 2007.

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Melba Theatre building, back of building (Print from negative #16) January, 2007.


TownsBack to Top
Box 8 Folder 3 Towns: Alice, Alfred, Agua Dulce, etc.

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Longhorn bust over entrance to South Texas Museum, in McGill Brothers building, 66 South Wright Street, Alice, Texas. May 2002.

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Oilfield engine and compressor moved by crane at OMS- Oilfield Motor Service- 300 West 1st St. Alice, Texas. Photo late 1980s.

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Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum, 213 North Wright Street, Alice, entry canopy. May 2002

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Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum, 213 North Wright Street, Alice, entry canopy. May 2002

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Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum, 213 North Wright Street, Alice. Sign painted on wall “The Birth Place of Tejano” May 2002

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Agua Dulce, decorative “wishing well” on residential lawn along Highway 44. 2002.

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Statue of Liberty in field, Alfred, Texas   (Texas Hwy 359 between Alice & Orange Grove) May 2002.

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Black near-life-size cutout of soldier with rifle and helmet, Alfred, Texas  (Texas Hwy 359 between Alice & Orange Grove) May 2002.

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Benavides, Texas, view of business district on northwest side of U.S. Hwy 359 and Texas Mexican Rwy tracks which bisect the town.  1974.

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Unknown location and date,  Bungalow-style one-story house.   Copied 1969 in home of D. L. Kircher at Violet, Texas from family album, for KZTV-10 News feature story.  This does not appear to be Violet, but possibly house of a family related to Kirchers.

Box 8 Folder 4 Towns:  Aransas Pass

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Aransas Pass city water tower with Panther mascot outline.  August, 1992.

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Aransas Pass.  East Goodnight Ave/ Hwy 361 to Port Aransas, at Southern Pacific RR crossing.  “Seashells Galore” souvenir stand and “Oceans of Seafood” fish market. August, 1992.

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”Oceans of Seafood” fish market, East Goodnight Ave.  Aransas Pass.  August, 1992.

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Aransas Pass.  East Wilson Avenue goes up and over a storm dike to enter the south end of Conn Brown Harbor area. August, 1992.

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Toot Toot’s, tavern on East Wilson Avenue one-half block west of the dike protecting Conn Brown Harbor dike. Aransas Pass.  August, 1992.

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Aransas Pass.  East Stapp Avenue goes up and over a storm dike to enter the north end of Conn Brown Harbor area.  The railroad track is a spur to service the harbor area.  August, 1992.

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Aransas Pass.  Southern Pacific Railroad main track passes through a gap in the Conn Brown Harbor storm dike. The corrugated metal building at far right on the right of dike contains gates used to barricade the opening in the event of hurricane tides.  View from Stapp Avenue. August, 1992.

212-960
Pier for shrimp boats just off Huff Street (right side of picture). Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-961
Shrimp boat at pier along Huff Avenue, Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-962
Shrimp boat at pier along Huff Avenue, Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

Box 8 Folder 5 Towns:  Aransas Pass

212-963
Shrimpboat at pier along Huff Avenue, Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-964
Timber fender along bulkhead.  Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. September, 1992.

212-965
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  Southwest side of main building. September, 1992.

212-966
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. West side of main building. September, 1992.

212-967
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  Northwest corner of main building.  September, 1992.

212-968
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  North side of main building.  September, 1992.

212-969
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  Ice house, Southwest side. September, 1992.

212-970
Gulf King Ice and Fuel Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. Ice house,             northeast side. September, 1992.

212-971
Harbor Shrimp Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-972
Harbor Shrimp Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

Box 8 Folder 6 Towns:  Aransas Pass

212-973
Shrimpboat hauled out of water for maintenance. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-974
Quonset hut. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. August, 1992.

212-975
Garrett Oil Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  View in distance looking southwest across harbor. August, 1992.

212-976
Garrett Oil Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  North front.  August, 1992.

212-977
Garrett Oil Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  South end. August, 1992.

212-978
Garrett Oil Co. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  Looking east past south end of building toward Memorial Tower across Harbor. August, 1992.

212-979
Seaman’s Memorial Tower. Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. Contains plaques with the names of fishermen from Aransas Pass lost at sea, and of six Coast      Guardsmen who died while on a rescue mission to a shrimp trawler.  August, 1992.

212-980
Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  North end of Harbor from Bigelow Street. April 2007.

212-981
Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass.  East side of harbor from Huff Street. April 2007.

212-982
Village Inn Motel and Village Donut Shop/ Daylight Donuts.  Aransas Pass. Ca.1990.

Box 8 Folder 7 Towns: Aransas Pass,  Fulton, Gregory

212-983
Olde Towne Grille, Commercial Street, downtown, Aransas Pass, April 2002. Freeze frame from “Rincon del Oso” demo tape.

212-984
Interior Olde Towne Grille, Aransas Pass.  Cafe is noted for many historical local photos on wall.  April 2002. Freeze frame from “Rincon del Oso” demo tape.

212-985
Alma Green, longtime waitress at Olde Towne Grille would recount memories of town history for customers, Aransas Pass, April 2002. Freeze frame from “Rincon del Oso” demo tape.

212-986
Shrimp boats in Fulton harbor, April 2007.

212-987
Shrimp boats in Fulton harbor, April 2007.

212-988
Gregory, old vacant gas station building, on South Gregory Street (old US 181), ca 1975.

212-989
Boarded-up two-story commercial building at East 4th (Spur 202) and Avenue C (FM 3248), Gregory. March 2008.

212-990
Petroleum fire in field north of Gregory, ca. 1980.

212-991
Interstate 37 from top of hill 3 miles north of US77 north junction. 4 miles north of Nueces River.  October 2008.

212-992
Interstate 37.  Telephoto shot looking south at area near Nueces River, August  2002.  Freeze from digital video.

212-992

Box 8 Folder 8 Towns:  Bayside, Bonnie View, Woodsboro

212-993
FM 136 Copano Bay bridge at Bayside.  South end. April 1978.

212-994
Print from slide marked as #2 Copano Bay at Bayside. April 1978.

212-995
 FM 136 Copano Bay bridge at Bayside.  South end. August 2010. (digital image, no negative).

212-995

212-996
FM 136 Copano Bay bridge at Bayside.  Side view from east. August 2010. (digital image, no negative).

212-997
FM 136 between Bayside and Refugio. April 1978. (Print from slide marked as #5).

212-998
Mission River and sign, on FM 136 between Bayside and Refugio. April 1978. (Print from slide marked as #6).

212-999
Mission River bridge on FM 136 between Bayside and Refugio. April 1978. (Print from slide marked as #7).

212-1000
Bonnie View.  Rural mailboxes and storefronts.  June 1980. (Print from slide marked as #1).

212-1001
Woodsboro. Auto repair & glass business with Spanish tile front trim, tile sides, tin roof.  June 1980. (Print from slide marked as #2).

212-1002
Woodsboro: Closed CPL ice plant.  ¾ view from southeast.  June 1980. (Print from slide marked as #3).

212-1003
Woodsboro: Ice dock of CPL ice plant.  CPL five-sided star & pentagram logos in stonework.  June 1980. (Print from slide marked as #4).

212-1004
Woodsboro Store buildings on town square. June 1980. (Print from slide marked as #5).

Box 8 Folder 9 Towns:  Beeville

212-1005
Bee County Courthouse from northwest across intersection of Washington Street and Corpus Christi Street.  Retired Navy jet displayed on courthouse yard. Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1006
Bee County Courthouse from west across Washington Street Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1007
Bee County Courthouse dome and “Goddess of Justice” statue from west. Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1008
View north on North Washington Street from 100 block, Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1009
View south on South Washington Street from Corpus Christi Street, Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1010
Joe Barnhart Bee County Library in vintage building at 110 West Corpus Christi Street and Washington Street, a historic 1906 building on the courthouse square, Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1011
U.S. Representative Ruben Hinojosa’s district office  at 107 South St. Mary’s Street with “Battlefield Cross” sculpture. Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1012
”Battlefield Cross” sculpted replica of rifle, helmet and boots in front of U.S. Representative Ruben Hinojosa’s office.  Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1013
”Battlefield Cross” marker plaque. Beeville, October 24, 2010.

212-1014
United Building, southwest corner of St. Mary’s and Houston Street, Beeville, October 24, 2010.

Box 8 Folder 10 Towns:  Goliad   June, 1980

212-1015
Goliad Square, store with Ford Tractor sign. (Print from slide marked as #7).

212-1016
Goliad Square west side, Dave’s Recreation. (Print from slide marked as #8).

212-1017
Goliad Square west side, 2 story building with polychrome 2nd floor arch windows. (Print from slide marked as #9).

212-1018
Goliad Square north side under awning. (Print from slide marked as #10).

212-1019
Goliad Square. bay-window storefront. (Print from slide marked as #11).

212-1020
Goliad Square.  Two-story building.  “Bergman 1899.” (Print from slide marked as #12).

212-1021
Just off northeast corner of Goliad Square.  2-story building, side and  back collapsed. (Print from slide marked as #13. 

212-1022
Goliad County Courthouse on Square surrounded by trees, east side. (Print from slide marked as #14).

212-1023
Tree in street right of way, one block east of courthouse. (Print from slide marked as #15).

212-1024
Goliad Square south side with Appleby’s Store. (Print from slide marked as #16).

Box 8 Folder 11 Towns:  Goliad
Frame grabs from “There’s More in Goliad”, promotional video produced ca. 1995 by KZTV-10
for Goliad Chamber of Commerce.

212-1025
Longhorn cattle on Travis Marks ranch outside Goliad. 

212-1025

212-1026
Longhorn cattle on Travis Marks ranch outside Goliad. 

212-1026

212-1027
”Longhorn Emporium,” a building made to resemble an old-time general store, located on Travis Marks ranch outside Goliad.  The building houses memorabilia of the Marks’ family efforts to preserve the Longhorn breed.

212-1028
Ostriches in breeding enclosure at Crocodile Springs exotic animal farm outside Goliad.

212-1029
Llama at Crocodile Springs exotic animal farm outside Goliad.

212-1030
African lion at Crocodile Springs exotic animal farm outside Goliad.  The scent of the lion keeps away native wild cats which might attack ostriches.

212-1031
Statue of General Ignacio Zaragosa, hero of Cinco de Mayo, at Zaragosa’s birthplace near Goliad’s Presidio La Bahia.

212-1032
Head, Statue of General Ignacio Zaragosa, hero of Cinco de Mayo, at Zaragosa’s birthplace near Goliad’s Presidio La Bahia.

212-1033
Painting of General Zaragosa’s victory at the Battle of Puebla.  Displayed inside a replica of Zaragosa’s birthplace near Goliad’s Presidio La Bahia.

212-1034
Dancers in Mexican folkloric costumes celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an exhibition on the street in the courthouse square in Goliad.

Box 8 Folder 12 Goliad  (Presidio la Bahia)

212-1035
Presidio la Bahia, Southwest corner bastion from outside walls, Goliad, October 1980.

212-1036
Presidio la Bahia, Sallyport on south side from outside walls, with visitors entering and leaving. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1037
Presidio la Bahia, Sallyport from inside walls, reception table at right. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1038
Presidio la Bahia, Sallyport and south wall from inside quadrangle. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1038

212-1039
Presidio la Bahia, walls of officers’ quarters. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1040
Presidio la Bahia, door, officers’ quarters. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1041
Presidio la Bahia, road outside east wall. Goliad, October 1980.

212-1042
Cannon.  Kenneth Anthony pretending to fire. Presidio la Bahia, Goliad, September 1995.

212-1043
House at Commercial & Franklin Street, Goliad, features an L-shape structure with a dormer on the inside corner.  Occupied by Mamie Applyby foir 50 years.  Photographed for KZTV promotion of historic home tour, 1989.  Digital freeze-frame from video.

212-1044
House at northwest corner of East Oak and North Duval, Goliad.  Photographed for KZTV promotion of historic home tour, 1989. Digital freeze-frame from video.

Box 8 Folder 13 Towns:  Goliad (Mission)

212-1045
Restored Mission Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad State Park, exterior of chapel from southwest near park entrance, Sept 1995.

212-1046
Carving detail of wooden door, chapel,  Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park, (neg. #24) , Sept 1995.

212-1047
 Chapel interior with altar, Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park,  (neg. #20) , Sept 1995.

212-1048
Visitors standing in front of altar, Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park, (neg. #22), Sept 1995.

212-1049
Death’s door (used only for funerals), chapel, Mission Espiritu Sant Goliad State Park, (neg. #23), Sept 1995.

212-1050
Granary, used as museum, Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park, Goliad (neg. #24A) , Sept 1995.

212-1051
Row of living quarters. Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park, Sept 1995.

212-1052
Detail of door, quarters. Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park, Sept 1995.

212-1053
Male re-enactor demonstrates pioneer crafts at Presido la Bahia, Goliad.  Freeze-frame from video, 1989.

212-1054
Women re-enactor in buckskin dress demonstrates pioneer crafts at Presido la Bahia, Goliad.  Freeze-frame from video, 1989.

212-1054

Box 9 Folder 1 Towns:  Gregory, 1969

212-1055
Gregory Southern Pacific depot from south end. (Print from negative edge-marked as #3)

212-1056
Harris Concrete Co. ready-mix plant. (Print from negative edge-marked as #4, neg. 5 not Print)

212-1057
Railroad track switchstand with diamond target labeled #210.” (Print from negative edge-marked as #6).

212-1058
Railroad crossing on unpaved street showing plank crossing under gravel. Rail switchpoints just clear of street. (Print from negative edge-marked as #7).

212-1059
Viewing looking west from Polk Street in Gregory down Southern Pacific main track center and grain elevator at left. (Print from negative edge-marked as #8).

212-1060
Railroad track switchstand with round target. (Print from negative edge-marked as #9).

212-1061
Crossbucks with faded “Railroad Crossing” sign. (Print from negative edge-marked as #10).

212-1062
End of gravel unloading spur at Harris Concrete Co. (Print from negative edge-marked as #11).

Box 9 Folder 2 Towns:  Gregory, 1969

212-1063
Gregory Southern Pacific freight station, right end (Print from negative edge-marked as #12, left edge of print is trimmed to make composite panorama with print of neg. #13).

212-1064
Gregory Southern Pacific freight station, left end (Print from negative edge-marked as #13, neg. #14 not printed).

212-1065
Covered shed at end of freight station. (Print is enlargement of portion of negative edge-marked as #15).

212-1066
Harris Concrete Co. sand drying tower.  (Print from negative edge-marked as #16).

212-1067
Harris Concrete Co. tower for loading concrete trucks, center.  (Print from negative edge-marked as #17).

212-1068
Harris Concrete Co. gravel unloading spur and gravel pile. (Print from negative edge-marked as #18).

212-1069
Ties buried in dirt where track removed. (Print from negative edge-marked as #19).

212-1070
Former passenger depot with remains of semaphore “train order” signal. (Print from negative edge-marked as #20).

212-1071
Former passenger depot with remains of signal. (Print from negative with no edge-marking, after #20).

212-1072
Closeup of remains of semaphone “train order’ signal. (neg. not available).

Box 9 Folder 3 Towns:  Kingsville and Riviera

212-1073
Kingsville Missouri Pacific railroad depot, boarded up, track side, April 17, 2001.

212-1074
Kingsville Missouri Pacific railroad depot, boarded up, track side, April 17, 2001.

212-1075
Kingsville Missouri Pacific railroad depot, boarded up, town side, April 17, 2001.

212-1076
Kingsville Missouri Pacific railroad depot, boarded up, passenger end of station with open air waiting area. April 17, 2001.

212-1077
Riviera bank building, reused as museum East North Boulevard & North 7th Street, August 2002.

212-1078
Fireman’s Memorial in fire station lot, FM771 & 7th Street, Riviera, Texas.  August 2002.

212-1079
Plaque with names on Fireman’s Memorial, Riviera, Texas. August 2002.

212-1080
Union Pacific diesels northbound through Robstown, Texas.  April 2010.

212-1080

Box 9 Folder 4 Towns:  Mathis, Downtown

212-1081
Mathis business district, 100 block of East San Patricio Ave, looking northwest.  Mathis, October 2008.

212-1082
Ex-gas station with drive through, (200 block) East San Patricio and South Nueces Street. Mathis, June 2008.

212-1083
Brick ex-gas station building with drive-through enclosed.  (200 block) East San Patricio Ave at South Bee Street, Mathis  June 2008.

212-1084
Closeup on front brickwork. Brick ex-gas station building with drive-through enclosed.  (200 block) East San Patricio Ave at South Bee Street, Mathis  June 2008.

212-1085
Woodmen of the World building, with W.O.W. in brickwork.  NW corner North Front Street and West Rockport.  April 1995.

212-1086
Sonic Drive-in, 728 East. San Patricio, Mathis. October 2008.

212-1087
Garage building originally constructed as in-town dairy barn, 100 block of East St. Mary’s Street, Mathis. June 2008.

212-1088
Grain elevator, South Front Street and West Copano, Mathis. June 2008.

212-1089
Quonset hut, North Duval Street and East Chiltipin, Mathis, June 2008.

212-1090
SP/4 Daniel F. Perez Memorial Park (sign), Mathis.  October 2008.

Box 9 Folder 5 Towns:  Mathis, High School

212-1091
FM 666 looking east from Lamar Street at corner of Mathis High School grounds. School in distance at left.  October 2008.

212-1092
Front entrance of Mathis High School.  February 2008.

212-1093
Front entrance of Mathis High School. February 2008

212-1094
Sign, Mathis High School.  Messages on board about UIL band contest, TAKS and parent meeting.  February 2008.

212-1095
Composite photo, north end and west side of agriculture shop. March 2009

212-1096
Students Manuel Silva and Emilio Soto check dimensions on scale model of agriculture shop.  May 2009.

212-1097
Students arrive in stretch limo for “Red Carpet Premiere” of Africa project short films made by teams at Mathis International High School.  May 2008.

212-1098
Students arrive in stretch limo for “Red Carpet Premiere” of Africa project short films made by teams at Mathis International High School.  May 2008.

212-1099
Girl in yellow evening gown walks down Red Carpet to enter premiere of Africa project   short films at Mathis International High School.  May 2008.

212-1100

Students walk down Red Carpet to enter premiere of Africa project short films made by teams at Mathis International High School.  May 2008.

Box 9 Folder 6 Towns:  Mathis, Three Rivers, Orange Grove

212-1101
Abandoned cotton gin, North Bee Street and East Rockport, Mathis. April 1995.  Three-quarter view from southwest.

212-1102
Cotton gin, North Bee Street and East Rockport, Mathis. April 1995.  Detail of brick, concrete and tile curtain-wall construction.

212-1103
Grain sorghum, closeup of heads.  Along FM666 one-half mile east of Mathis. May 2008.

212-1104
Grain sorghum, with sign “Dekalb DKS 37-07”  Along FM666 one-half mile east of Mathis.  May 2008.

212-1105
Texas Hwy 359 underpass under Union Pacific Railroad, Mathis. June 2008.

212-1106
Union Pacific Railroad train stopped eastbound 200 feet northeast of Lamar Street, Mathis. June 2008.

212-1107
Union Pacific Railroad train stopped eastbound 200 feet northeast of Lamar Street, Mathis. Mathis High School athletic fields in background. June 2008.

212-1108
Hester’s Western Wear, Three Rivers. North Harborth Avenue at West Alexandra.  (Hwy 281) August 1991.

212-1109
Hester’s Western Wear, Three Rivers. Closeup of sign with horse outline. August 1991.

212-1110
Concertina and Ten button diatonic accordion used by Mexican-American and German-American musicians, Orange Grove Museum, Orange Grove.

Box 9 Folder 7 Towns:  Pettus and others

212-1111
Pettus, former oilfield supply company on Hwy 181.  south side. May 1995.

212-1112
Pettus, former oilfield supply company on Hwy 181.  ¾ from northwest. May 1995.

212-1113
Pettus, former oilfield supply company on Hwy 181.  front. May 1995.

212-1114
Sunniland.  Wind tower uprights in field for installation, in Sunniland community area off old US Highway 281A, 5 miles south of Whitsett, 8 miles north of Three Rivers.  March 2009.

212-1115
Beeville. Fall season decoration with hay bale, pumpkins and cutout outline of cowboy and cactus, Washington Street.   October 24, 2010.

212-1116
Goliad.  Mexican Folkloric dances on street in town square.  Digital image from KZTV promotional video made for Goliad merchants.  Ca. 1990.

212-1117
Goliad.  Polka dancing couples in northern European national costumes (Polish?  Czech?) at monthly Market Days.  Digital image from KZTV promotional video made for Goliad merchants.  Ca. 1990.

212-1118
Goliad. Craft sales table at Market Days on the town square. Digital image from KZTV promotional video made for Goliad merchants.  Ca. 1990.

212-1119
Goliad area. Coleto Creek Dam.  Impounds cooling water for CPL Coleto Creek coal-fired electrical generating plant. Digital image from KZTV promotional            video made for Goliad Chamber of Commerce.  Ca 1990.

212-1120
Missouri Pacific diesels pull southwest-bound freight train over US Highway 77 underpass 2 miles north of Refugio.  Ca. 1985.

Box 9 Folder 8 Towns:  Refugio

212-1121
Mary Frances Power Woodward home, 320 Purisima, Refugio.  April 1978. (slide 9).

212-1122
Monument in memory of Captain Amon B. King and Texan soldiers killed in fighting at Refugio during Texas Revolution, 1836.  Located in King Park, Refugio.    April 1978. (slide 10).

212-1123
Main business district of Refugio, looking north on Commerce Street from street in front of Refugio County Courthouse.  April 1978. (slide 11).

212-1124
Refugio City Hall and Auditorium, northeast corner Commerce & Ymbacion Streets.  February 1980. (slide 1).

212-1125
Office building at 301 Commerce and Purisimia, catacorner to Refugio County courthouse. February 1980. (slide 2).

212-1126
 “Ben Shelton 1907” store at 312 Commerce, Refugio, occupied by Bill’s Dollar Store. February 1980. (slide 3).

212-1127
Rialto Theater, 314 Commerce, Refugio. February 1980. (slide 4).  

212-1128
Store building, 306-308 Commerce, Refugio.  February 1980. (slide 5).

212-1129
Anderson Ag Supply, Southeast corner of South Alamo Street (US77) & East Ymbacion, Refugio.  Photo for TV commercial, ca. 1992.

212-1130
Anderson Ag Supply, interior showing merchandise. Photo for TV commercial, ca. 1992.

Box 9 Folder 9 Towns:  Refugio

212-1131
Oscar Mitchell House, 20 Commerce at Empresario Street, Refugio, April 1978.

212-1132
Refugio Market Food Storage Lockers, exterior. Daytime view. Photo for KZTV-10 commercial, ca. 1990.

212-1133
Refugio Market Food Storage Lockers, exterior. Evening view, slightly offside. Photo for KZTV-10 commercial, ca. 1990.

212-1134
Refugio Market Food Storage Lockers, exterior. Evening view, straight front. Photo for KZTV-10 commercial, ca. 1990.

212-1135
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train northbound on Union Pacific tracks crossing Mission River bridge at Refugio, October 2000.

212-1136
Santa Fe diesel hearing Burlington Northern Santa Fe train northbound on Union Pacific tracks crossing Mission River bridge at Refugio, October 2000.

212-1137
Field of wildflowers along US Highway 77 north of Refugio, September 1995.

212-1138
Barbara Anthony examining wildflowers along US Highway 77 north of Refugio,             September 1995.

212-1139
Post office, McFaddin, Texas. Three-quarters front view.  1981.

212-1140
Post office, McFaddin, Texas. Tight front view.  1981.

Box 9 Folder 10 Towns: Robstown

212-1141
Robstown City Limit sign, pop. 11217.  1982 photo.

212-1142
Downtown Robstown, 500 block East Main looking west. 1982.

212-1143
Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Sign with name. Photo used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1144
Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Front of building with show windows.Photo used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1145
Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Back of building with “deer process” sign. Photo             used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1146
Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Sign painted on wall with picture of deer. Photo used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1147
Standing mount of antlered deer in display. Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Photo used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1148
Mounted display of deer attacked by wildcat.  Daytime.  Heard’s Taxidermy, Robstown.  Photo used for KZTV-10 commercial. Ca. 1990.

212-1149
9-1-1 commemorative painting on Robstown fire station.  Three firefighters raising flag with burning Pentagon in background.  May 2002.

212-1150
Banquete highway sign.  1982.

Box 9 Folder 11 Towns: Rockport

212-1151
Shrimp boats in Rockport Harbor, Rockport, April 2007.

212-1152
Shrimp boats in Rockport Harbor, Rockport, April 2007.

212-1153
Leaning windswept trees at Rockport, August 2002.

212-1154
Leaning windswept trees at Rockport, August 2002.

212-1155
Rasmussen’s Wood Market, South Austin Street, Rockport.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

212-1156
Sign at Rasmussen’s Wood Market with “meat” crossed out to leave sign reading “wood market”. Rockport.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

212-1157
Joel Rasmussen (father) owner of Rasmussen’s Wood Market, Rockport.  Former butcher who became woodworker and furniture maker.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

212-1158
Feet of Joel Rasmussen (father) standing in sawdust at Rasmussen’s Wood Market, Rockport.  Sawdust was used to soak up blood in meat market where Rasmussen formerly worked, now is a natural byproduct of his woodworking shop.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

212-1159
Door decorated as imitation meat locker cooler door at Rasmussen’s Wood Market, Rockport.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

212-1160
Joel Rasmussen, son of owner of Rasmussen’s Wood Market, Rockport.  Digital image from unsold TV show pilot “Rincon del Oso.” March 2002.

Box 9 Folder 12 Towns:  San Patricio

212-1161
Historical marker with bas-relief of Saint Patrick on old courthouse square in San Patricio.  June 13, 2010.

212-1162
 Replica of original San Patricio County Courthouse, San Patricio.  Front view, June 13, 2010.

212-1163
Replica of original San Patricio County Courthouse, San Patricio.  Corner view from southeast.  June 13, 2010.

212-1164
Replica of original San Patricio County Courthouse, San Patricio.  Closeup of barred window. June 13, 2010.

212-1165
Restored home of Irish empresario James McGloin near San Patricio. Front view, June 13, 2010.
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212-1166
Restored home of Irish empresario James McGloin near San Patricio. Corner view, June 13, 2010.

212-1167
Restored home of Irish empresario James McGloin near San Patricio. Side view, June 13, 2010.

212-1168
Round Lake along James McGloin homestead near San Patricio. June 13, 2010.

212-1169
Private road at end of County Road 60 on homestead of Irish empresario James McGloin near San Patricio. June 13, 2010.

212-1170
Preserved outbuildings in distance on McGloin homestead near San Patricio.  June 13, 2010.

Box 10 Folder 1 Towns:  Sandia (Knolle Farm)

212-1171
FM 70 near Sandia looking SE toward Knolle Farm. 2002.

212-1172
Nueces Valley from FM 1540 between Sandia and Knolle Farm. 2002.

212-1173
Beef cattle and prickly pear along FM 70 SE of Sandia. 2002

212-1174
Prickly pear along FM 70 SE of Sandia. 2002

212-1175
Knolle Farm.  Former milking barn converted to “bed, barn and breakfast” facility where human visitors can stay with their horse.  2002.

212-1176
Knolle Farm.  Bed, barn and breakfast facility. 2002.

212-1177
Knolle Farm.  Interior of “bed, barn and breakfast” 2002.

212-1178
Knolle Farm.  Horse at “bed, barn and breakfast.” 2002.

212-1179
Knolle Farm.  Early morning view from meeting center towards pasture. August 2008

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Intersection of FM 70 and FM 1540 at Knolle Farm.  August 2008.

Box 10 Folder 2 Towns:  Sarita
Frame grabs from digital video recorded August 2002.

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Kenedy County Courthouse, diagonal long shot from across street.

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Kenedy County Courthouse, diagonal zoomed in nearly to full screen.

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 Kenedy County Courthouse, straight on from front.

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Kenedy Pasture Co. ranch office which became Kenedy Ranch Museuym shortly after these photos were taken.  Diagonal from distance partly behind trees.

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Kenedy Pasture Co. ranch office, straight on from front.

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Kenedy Ranch laurel leaf brand in ironwork on fence.

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Kenedy Ranch laurel leaf brand in stonework on building.

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Carriage house behind ranch office building.

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Windmill, as an outdoor exhibit for museum.

Box 10 Folder 3 Towns:  Sinton

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Garden space along Alexander Avenue between East Sinton and Vineyard.  Sinton, May 1995.

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Businesses on southwest side of Alexander Avenue between East Sinton and Vineyard.  Sinton, May 1995.

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View looking east on East Sinton Street from Vineyard. Sinton, May 1995.

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Corner view, former bank building at East Sinton Stret and Vineyard, Sinton.  May 1995.

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East Sinton end, Former bank building at East Sinton Stret and Vineyard, Sinton. May 1995.

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Vineyard side, Former bank building at East Sinton Stret and Vineyard, Sinton.  May 1995.

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Cornice, Former bank building at East Sinton Stret and Vineyard, Sinton.  May 1995.

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Wesley Seale Dam near Mathis.  August 2002.

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Vacant building formerly used for Spanish-language movie theater and later as neighborhood grocery,  east corner East Magnolia Street at North Bee, Mathis, 2007.

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Medium closeup of entrance, vacant building formerly used for Spanish-language movie theater and later as neighborhood grocery, Mathis, 2007.

Box 10 Folder 4 Towns: Violet

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Violet ca. 1915.  Five members of Kircher family in field.  Texas Mexican freight train in background pulled by Nacionales de Mexico (NdeM) locomotive #421, seized by creditors and used on Tex-Mex after NdeM defaulted on bonds.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Four members of Kircher family in field showing large cabbages produced on their land.  In background is Texas Mexican passenger train pulled by NdeM #237, another seized locomotive.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico gasoline-powered motor car pulling a coach on Texas-Mexican Railway.  StLB&M leased trackage rights over TexMex from Corpus Christi to Robstown to connect to its Houston to Brownsville line.  The StLB&M ran two trains a day Houston to Brownsville, and two a day Brownsville to Houston.  All four trains stopped in Robstown, and the gas motor car made four round trips to take Corpus Christi passengers to the through trains, and to bring passenger transferring from the through trains to Corpus Christi.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Residents in their Sunday best waiting on the platform at the Texas Mexican depot in Violet.  It is not known whether these are passengers waiting to board a train themselves, or whether they are waiting for a visitor, such as the priest who came every few weeks to say mass before the parish had a full-time priest.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Two Kircher family members in a field with a two-story house in distance.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Violet Gin Co. cotton gin.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Onions raised at Violet delivered by wagon to Robstown to be loaded on railroad refrigerated cars, ca. 1915.    D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Wagon in mud with driver and another man with long gun.
D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.

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Violet ca. 1915.  Two women in “Sunday clothes” on swings, with horse-drawn wagon in background.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 feature story.

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Unknown location, ca. 1915. Family in front of two-story house with Ford Model T.  D. L. Kircher Family photos copied 1969 for KZTV-10 News feature story.


TroublesBack to Top
Box 10 Folder 5 Coping with South Texas weather, climate, etc.  
                 

 

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Windows boarded up in advance of Hurricane Gilbert, September 1988.

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Windows boarded up in advance of Hurricane Gilbert, September 1988.

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House at 1537 Daytona tented by Pest Fog for termite fumigation, 1993.

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Fumigation warning on house tented by Pest Fog for termites. 1993.

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Fox Tree Service truck removing diseased tree qt 1537 Daytona, 1994.

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Limbs of diseased trees on ground, Daytona Drive, 1994.

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Debris of tree removal at 1537 Daytona, 1994.

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Fox Tree Service mulching machine. 1994.

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Tree limbs fed into mulching machine. 1994.

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Mulcher discharges mulched tree debris into truck for removal. 1994.

Box 10 Folder 6 Troubles

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Trunk after removal of rotten tree (continued from “Troubles #1).

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House at 1537 Daytona with diseased tree removed, 1994.

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Sidewalk cracked and subsiding in 300 block of Beverly Drive, April 2009.

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Soil collecting and grass growing in broken sidewalk, 300 block Beverly, April 2009.

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Kenneth Anthony digging dirt and weeds from broken sidewalk.  April 2009.

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Closeup of shovel, digging dirt and weeds from broken sidewalk.  April 2009.

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Worker in home attic spraying radiant barrier to prevent heat buildup as part of insulation project to save energy. June 2009.

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Snow on palm fronds, Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2004.

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Snow on residential driveway, Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2004.

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Snow in trees near house, Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2004.


Youth CultureBack to Top
Box 10 Folder 7 Crossing coffee house ca. 1968

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Former First Christian Church building, 400 South Broadway, used by Coffee House Guild of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal as “The Crossing,” an outreach to teenagers and young adults in the “youth culture” of the late 1960s. 

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Entrance to The Crossing, 325 South Chaparal, a coffee house in the basement of  the former First Christian Church.  Became a nightly meeting place for young     people for about two years in late 1960s,

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For Sale sign on First Christian Church property.

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Meeting of adults at The Crossing about the coffee house.

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Architect George Clower (standing) speaking at meeting at The Crossing.

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Rev. Reynell Parkins, rector of  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, angry expression, speaking to young people at The Crossing.  Graffiti on wall background.

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Rev. Reynell Parkins, side view showing his audience, talking to youths at The Crossing.  Teen boy lower right laughing at Parkins’ comment.

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Teenager Marilyn Reeves profile speaking about teenagers’ experiences and attitudes at meeting with adults.

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Atmosphere shot, crowd mostly adults at tables with candlelight.

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Vacant house at 316 South Broadway on the Bluff, next door to the Crossing, former home of Edwin Flato.  Young people do some “exploring” of the property.

Box 10 Folder 8 Youth Culture

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Leslie Jarmon, high school student, singing at the Crossing “open mike” ca. 1968.  According to her family, Jarmon later appeared in musicals on the New York stage, served in the Peace Corps, taught English in Athens, Greece and taught at UT Austin.

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Calvin, a high school student who frequented the Crossing. ca. 1968.

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Dana, a high school student who frequented the Crossing. ca. 1968.

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 Lynn, a high school student who frequented the Crossing. ca. 1968, standing at lower entrance, making hand gesture “It’s cool.”

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Unidentified adult speaking at the Crossing, ca. 1968.

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Couple sitting on the ground outside the Crossing, ca. 1968.

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Couple reclining on the ground outside the Crossing, ca. 1968.

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Large former main sanctuary of old First Christian Church building used as a stage for hard rock music in later stage of the Crossing, ca. 1969.

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Rock music performance by local youth.  Ca. 1969.

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Rock music performance by local youth.  Ca. 1969.

Ships Placed out of alphabetical subject order to correct duplicate numbers

Box 10 Folder 9 Ships: USCGC “Eagle”; Russian ship, et al.

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Sailing ship US Coast Guard Cutter “Eagle” at “Sail South Texas 2010.”  July 3, 2010 at former Naval Station Ingleside.  Full height vertical view from bow.

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”Eagle” stern view.

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”Eagle”, U S flag.

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Merchant ship “Eagle Torrance” docked at Ingleside (former Naval Station) July 3, 2010.

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”Krasny Oktyabr” (Red October) believed to be first Soviet ship to call on Port of Corpus Christi, as part of grain sale to Russia.  Dockside view down full length from bow, Harbor Bridge background, December 1972.

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Russian letters “Krasny Oktyabr” on bow.

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Stern lettering in Russian identifies Odessa as homeport.

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A Corpus Christi delegation visits the bridge of the Krasny Oktyabr.

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Soviet merchant ship captain Victor Podolsy (right, pointing) talks with visitors from Corpus Christi.

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Ship “Misc Malaysia” outbound in Corpus Christi Ship Channel from Bayfront. August 2002.


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