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100 Years of Texas City History



Texas City has a difficult time recovering from the loss of the Army camp, but continues to grow slowly. A new city building is completed. The public library is started in 1927. Texas City gains control of the dike due to Mrs. Moore's lobbying efforts. Republic Oil Refinery is built. The Texas Sugar Refinery is started.

1930 population: 3,534 people
  • Plant No. 1: Texas City Canneries (July 7, 1927)

  • Central School, Texas City, 1921 (Photo by Schlueter. Donated by Dorothy Amburn Hargrave.)

  • Hoopie Williams with his hoop and hoopstick

  • The Moore family home

  • Passenger pier in Texas City

  • At the port in Texas City in 1923

  • Sixth Street, December 1925 (Old Texas City). Photo by W.O. Wheeless, courtesy of Al Mitchell

    • Dike scene, Labor Day (1929)

    • Sixth Street in the 1920s

    • A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore

    • Helen Moore (1929)

    • Hoopie Williams at age 25

    • Hoopie Williams shows off his hoop "Irma"

    • The Kohfeldt School faculty in 1921

    • William R. Blocker


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