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100 Years of Texas City History



The community of Texas City becomes more established. The first school, the first church and a well-publicized pier are built. Texas City Independent School District is formed, and Dr. Danforth becomes the first doctor to establish a practice in the city. The first refinery is built and the grain elevator opens for business. Three major railroad lines connect with the Texas City Terminal Railway, making the community a rail hub. Large, ocean-going ships begin to use the Texas City Port.
  • An aerial view of Texas City in 1910, taken at 100 feet elevation

  • Central School in Texas City

  • The cotton warehouse in Texas City in 1909

  • An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909

  • The Moore family home

  • Texas City looking north from a hotel

  • The Wedell Family with Jimmy, Walter, and Elizabeth as children

    • Texas City fourth and fifth graders in 1910

    • First basketball team in Texas City (1910)

    • Free School in Texas City (1910)

    • Ocean liners at Texas City in 1910

    • In front of the post office in early Texas City

    • Texas City school children in 1910


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