Port Arthur Centennial History Michael Cate

ISBN: 9781886130067

Published: November 1st 1997

Library Binding

496 pages


Port Arthur Centennial History  by  Michael Cate

Port Arthur Centennial History by Michael Cate
November 1st 1997 | Library Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 496 pages | ISBN: 9781886130067 | 10.16 Mb

Sponsored by the Port Arthur Historical Society, Port Arthur CentennialHistory was published in observance of the citys 100th anniversary. Morethan two dozen local historians and educators submitted articles for thisvolume.Established in 1897, the city was the inspiration of railroad tycoonArthur Stilwell.

With discovery of oil at Spindletop in 1901, the townboomed with prosperity. Illustrated with more than 1000 photos in color andblack and white, dated 1897 to 1997. Includes chapters on the Sabine Riverprehistory, Battle of Sabine Pass, Industry, Entertainment, Pleasure Island,Shipping, Business, Education, Ethnic History, Government, Politics, Churchesand modern history.Also includes more than 50 biographical sketches of nationally famousnative Port Arthurans including Janis Joplin and Jimmy Johnson.About The Author:Historian Michael Cate has published more than a dozenvolumes including six pictorial histories in Arkansas and Texas.

He has morethan 25 years experience in photography and journalism. Cate currentlypublishes a regional journal entitled Southeast Texas Reflections.

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