|While searching I came across a number of photos of old PA in a foldout. The guy wanted $200 for the entire foldout, I would buy it if he was within reason. Instead I just grabbed a few that interests me. These are the ones I picked, edited for size and content. Note the capacity listed for Gulf, in gallons. Today the measurement is in hundreds of thousands of 55 gallon barrels. Also there was this neat history of PA. After we view them here for awhile, I will find somewhere to post them on the page. Enjoy.|
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Texas. A small, uninhabited portion extends into Orange County. It is 90 mi (140 km) east of Houston. The largest oil refinery in the United States is located in Port Arthur.
The population of Port Arthur was 53,818 at the 2010 census, down from 57,755 at the 2000 census. Early attempts at settlements in the area had all failed. However, in 1895, Arthur Stilwell founded Port Arthur, and the town quickly grew. Port Arthur was incorporated as a city in 1898 and soon developed into a seaport. It eventually became the center of a large oil refinery network. The Rainbow Bridge across the Neches River connects Port Arthur to Bridge City.
Aurora was an early settlement attempt near the mouth of Taylor Bayou on Sabine Lake, about 14 miles (23 km) long and 7 miles (11 km) wide. It is a saltwater estuary formed by the confluence of the Neches and Sabine Rivers. Through its tidal outlet, 5-mile-long (8 km) Sabine Pass, Sabine Lake drains some 50,000 sq mi (100,000 km2) of Texas and Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico.
The town was conceived in 1837, and in 1840 promoters led by Almanzon Huston were offering town lots for sale. Some were sold, but Huston's project failed to attract many settlers. The area next was known as "Sparks", after John Sparks, who moved his family to the shores of Sabine Lake near the site of Aurora. The Eastern Texas Railroad, completed between Sabine Pass and Beaumont, Texas, passed 4 miles (6 km) west of Sparks. However, the American Civil War soon began, and rail lines were removed. In 1886, a destructive hurricane hit the coast, causing the remaining residents to dismantle their homes and move to Beaumont. By 1895, Aurora had become a ghost town.
Arthur Stilwell led the resettling of the area as part of his planned city of Port Arthur. Pleasure Island now separates the city from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The 18.5-mile (29.8 km) man-made island was created between 1899 and 1908 by the Corps of Engineers to support development of the port.
Arthur Stilwell founded the Port Arthur Channel and Dock Company to manage the port facilities. The port officially opened with the arrival of the British steamer Saint Oswald in 1899. (The ship later sank in 1915, after colliding with the French battleship Suffren during World War I.)
When oil was discovered in the region, Port Arthur developed for a time as the center of the largest oil refinery network in the world.
Nearby towns :
Beaumont (county seat)
Port Arthur (small part in Orange County)
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75th Birthday Celebration - April 27, 2019
|Hurricane Harvey Experiences ..... Page 1 Page 2||A blow by blow report of what happened to some here|
|Class Roster List 70th Birthday Bash Bulletins/News||Alphabetical listing, city, state, and email of known classmates|
Alphabetical listing, city, state, and email of known classmates, with pictures of all classmates if possible
|Missing Classmates||Classmates who are totally unknown|
|Deceased Classmates A to F G to Q R to Z||Listing of classmates who we know have left us|
Clippings, comments of classmates and teachers gone but not forgotten
***Reunion 2017 -> Final Before Reunion
Yes, hard to believe but Reunion 55 came and went so fast,
like high school.
|Tribute to Coach Pete Pense||Special Page dedicated to TJ Coach Pense|
Charlotte Rothman Metreyeon shares some special memories
|US Military Members of the Class of 62 Special USMC||Photos, comments, interesting stories of our Classmates in Arms|
|For Red Hussars TJ YaYa||Special Red Hussars information - Hussar scans...YaYa Party|
|Rock & Roll Back In Time||Back by popular demand of one Mr. JK Petteway...|
|New "Old" Pictures - Scraps of Memories||Some old, real old, pictures and clippings|
News of interest and pics sent in about classmates
|People Places-Old PA P1 - P2 - P3||Scans of People/Places from my local Barber Shop of Old PA|
|Old PA Page1 Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5 (Done)||Yes even more Old PA Pics of PA, People, Singers, Events ...|
|Cute and Funny Pictures Cute and Funny Poems||New Pictures of "old" classmates ... Inspiring Poems...|
|School Pictures - Tyrrell - Sam Houston Other Schools||School Group Pictures with most of the names|
|Ronnie's Adventures||Information and pictures of classmate Ronnie Thompson|
|Kent Foster Foundation (His site is apparently gone. Go to Memorials)||Great montage of pics at the start. Tribute to our old friend.|
|Still Revvin'@67 - Final Photos||It was nice - Saturday May 21, 2011 -.|
|"Mix@66" "First Pics"||Another great get together for classmates to meet once again|
|"Jive @ 65" - Linda's - Pompano - Lews Pics - Emails/Comments||A nice setting, good conversation, good friends meet again...|
|Lucille's Page Hanna's Pictures||Comments and pics from the Class.|
If you see wrong names, please let us know.
If you want a comment under a certain photo, let us know.
A group photo of the Hussars was taken. We need a copy of that photo for our group page. Contact me if you know who took it.
|Gretchen's Memories - Miscellaneous Reunion Info||Gretchen's great story of old PA - See who came to the Reunion|
|A Treat From Sue .. More From Sue||Get your 50's gear ready|
|Golden Reunion 50 - Website Contributors "O What A Night"||All prior Information and Updates can be found here. . Golf too|
|Youtube Videos --> Hussars - Military - Mix66 - Underwood||Videos made by Wayne Quinn at Reunion, Fox Sports|
Meeting information - Registration, Schedule, & Questionnaire
|Reunion 2007 - Your input||
Comments, quotes, testimonials, critiques, and some thanks
|Pictures Friday Night - Page1 Page2 Page3 Page4||Friday Night at Esther's, nearly to the end of these (name corrections?)|
|Pictures - Golf||Pictures from the Island - real golfers|
|Pictures of Saturday Social at Sanderson's, nearly all of these posted|
|Pictures - Saturday Night - Page1 Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5||Saturday Night at Park Central - Should all be in|
|Hanna and Sam's Pictures||A big batch of pictures of the Reunion here - All legible are done|
|Reunion 2007 - Attendees||Who attended the Reunion, sent in Questionnaires, and played Golf|
|Reunion 2002 News||Information, news, and pics leading up to 02 Reunion|
|Reunion 2002 Friday Night Welcome||Friday Night Welcome at Rodney Landry's Cajun Restaurant|
|Reunion 2002 Saturday Social||Saturday Afternoon Social at Andrews|
|Reunion 2002 Saturday Night||Saturday Night Dinner and Dance at Andrews|
|Reunion 2002 Sunday Brunch||Sunday Brunch and final goodbys at Linda's home|
|Reunion 2002 Comments||Comments and information about the 2002 Reunion|
|Reunion 1997||Pictures from our 35th Reunion|
|Reunion 1972||A Group Picture in 1972|
|Mini Reunions at Larry's French Market- 2006 2007||A good crowd for TJ, PNG, and SFA grads - a few pics of our guys. See both years here|
|TJ61 and BB61 Reunion Party-April 5, 2003||Our pics of a big party that involved several classes|
Spook Laird has a new business.
310 Silver Creek Run
Lawrenceville, GA 30044-4800
a great article on GW in
the latest Texas Monthly Magazine.
View a copy of it here ...
In addition there is a great
listing of his career on the movie
data base website, it's at
and it has a wealth of information,
listing everything he has been in.
Gracey Potter Weisbrod has
her own website featuring her immense
gallery. Check it out at
|Final Ragin Cajun ...|
|TJ/BBS 60 yr old Birthday Party - 2003 (All we have is what I posted)|
|Red Hussars Alumni Association|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 57|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 58|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 59|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 60|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 61|
|Thomas Jefferson Class of 63 (Apparently Done In)|
From the PA News 11/13/08 - "Community Scoop"
Class of 1938 had fun