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100 Years of Texas City History



In the early part of the 1930s, Texas City, like most of the United States, is still struggling with the Great Depression. By 1938, the depression has lifted. Union Carbide & Chemical Co. begins. Two new elementary schools, Danforth and Heights, are built.

1940 population: 5,748
  • Jewel Theatre (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

  • Texas City School Children, 1932 (Donated by Regis Meyers)

  • Leslie Buchhorn and friends swimming off the dike

  • Texas City High School (Wolvin School prior to 1928)

  • Pan-American is officially opened (from the Texas City Sun, Friday, May 25, 1934)

    • Diamond Star Sugar refinery in Texas City

    • Texas City Sugar Refinery

    • Appropriations Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 1935 (Helen Moore was the sole female member)

    • Pan American entrance in 1935

    • City Hall on Sixth Street in Texas City

    • Texas City Junior Chamber of Commerce Dinner at the Avalon Cafe (Dec. 6, 1937)

    • Texas City Police (1937)

    • A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore

    • Barber's Station (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Campaign for the 44th Legislature

    • Post office (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)


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