W. T. Block, 1992-2004 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds, 2004

Collection Overview

Title: W. T. Block, 1992-2004Add to your cart.

ID: A/195

Primary Creator: Block, W. T. (William Theo) (1920-)

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2001. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Block, W. T. (William Theo), 1920- --Manuscripts, Ghost towns -- Texas, East, Logging -- Texas, East, Lumbering -- Texas, East, Lumber trade -- Texas, East, Postmasters -- Texas, Sawmills -- Texas, East, World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of manuscript pages of Mill Towns and Ghost Towns of East Texas which contains information about mill towns, sawmills, tram roads, and logging camps relating to East Texas lumbering towns.

Collection Historical Note

William Theodore (W. T.) Block was born in Port Neches July 29, 1920, the son of W. T. "Will" Block, Sr. and Sarah Jane Sweeney. He was in the anti-aircraft artillery corps of the U. S. Army early during WW II, and met his first wife, Maria Elisabeth Kothe in Germany shortly after the end of the war. They settled in Nederland, Texas in 1947, where Block became assistant postmaster until 1972, when he was transferred to postmaster at Orange, Texas. He retired from there in 1973 and took over as director of the campus post office at Lamar University where he remained for the next ten years. He retired a second time in 1983. Block earned his Master's Degree in History from Lamar University and authored a number of books, including Sour Lake, Texas: From Mud Baths to Millionaires, Cotton Bales, Keelboats, and Sternwheelers: A History of The Sabine River and Trinity River Cotton Trades and Early Sawmill Towns of The Louisiana-Texas Borderlands . After losing his first wife in 1992, W. T. remarried in 1996 to Helga Woods, and continues to be active researching and writing about the history of Texas. This collection consists of some of the manuscript chapters from his book "East Texas Mill Towns and Ghost Towns" which includes information about sawmills, tram roads and logging camps in East Texas. There are also manuscripts about Louisiana sawmills. Deevy, Bill. "Profile of W. T. Block a Historian." Southeast Texas Business News . March 1996, qtd. in "W. T. Block, Jr. - Historian."      [Accessed 4/23/04]

Subject/Index Terms

Block, W. T. (William Theo), 1920- --Manuscripts
Ghost towns -- Texas, East
Logging -- Texas, East
Lumbering -- Texas, East
Lumber trade -- Texas, East
Postmasters -- Texas
Sawmills -- Texas, East
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Accruals: 2004

Access Restrictions: Opne for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chapter 1, Mill towns and ghost towns: East Texas before the great saw milling and logging eraAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Chapter 2, Some early sawmills and tram roads of Trinity County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter 3, The early steam sawmills and shingle mills of Jefferson County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapter 4, Some early sawmills and tram roads of Orange County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapter 5, Some early sawmills and tram roads of Chambers County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chapter 6, Some early saw mills, tram roads and logging camps of Hardin County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chapter 7, Some early saw mills, tram roads, and logging camps of Tyler County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Chapter 8, Some early sawmills, shingle mills, tram roads, and logging camps of Jasper County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chapter 9, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Newton County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chapter 10, Some early sawmills, tram roads, and logging camps of Polk County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Chapter 11, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Angelina County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chapter 12, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Nacogdoches County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chapter 13, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Liberty County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Chapter 14, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Montgomery County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chapter 17, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Shelby County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Chapter 19, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of San Jacinto County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Chapter 20, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Walker County TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Chapter 22, Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Cherokee County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Sabine County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Harris County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Some early sawmills, tram roads and logging camps of Houston County, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Newspaper articles about the book "East Texas Mill Towns and Ghost Towns." A list of published writings by W. T. Block, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Boynton Brother Lumber CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Vignettes of the East Texas sawmill epochAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Texas first big sawmillAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: The Conroe, Byspot and Northern RailroadAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Gulf Land and Nona sawmills of LeesvilleAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Sour Lake, TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Colonel J. G. Kellersberger, Confederate Chief Engineer of East TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Jayhawkers of confederate LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Sawmills at Oakdale, Calcasieu, and Elizabeth, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Two Beauregard Parish lumber towns: Deridder and CarsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Early sawmills at Stables and Loring, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Sawmills at Fisher and Victoria, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Sawmills at Pineville, Edna, Westlake and Orange, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Sawmills at Seale, Juanita, Newlin and Hawthorn, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Sabine Parish, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Lake Charles, LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Bon Ami, Beauregard Parish: A thriving mill townAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Deridder, Louisiana, 1904-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Some notes on our Texas germanic heritageAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Tulip transplants to East Texas: The Dutch migration to Nederland, Texas, 1895-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Paper on Reverend Father Vitalus Quinon, "Torch bearer, church builder and 'pistol-packing' priest of the East Texas wilderness: Reverend Fr. Vitalus Quinon."Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Paper on Dr. Niles Smith, "Torch bearer, town builder, and bank examiner of the East Texas Wilderness: Doctor Niles F. Smith."Add to your cart.
Folder 45: "The elect among the damed." PoemAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: "The Pauline Letter." FictionAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Catherine Magill Dorman: Confederate Heroine of Sabine PassAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Tale of Hardin County's wild familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: A tale of "king lumber": Godparent of BeaumontAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Newspaper Articles: AAdd to your cart.

ADM. Mendenhall Had Illustrious Naval Career

Afro-American Merchant Sailors In Wartime

Alanson Burson: "Father Of Nederland, Texas"

Alban L. Birdwell: D-Day Infantryman

Aldridge's Unsightly Skeletons In The Forest

Alex Pellerin, Sr.: My Kind Of Hero

"America's Swinging Sweethearts"

An Early Beaumont Success Story: Long Manufacturing Company

Area Knows Excesses Of Cold

Arsene, The Toreodor, And the Jasper, Texas Bull Fight

Art Sheffield's Water Mill And The Baptist Camp Ground

Artie Pollock Was Anathema For Bootleggers

Aubrey R. Kimler: Marine Corps Veteran

Folder 51: Newspaper Articles: B- BeAdd to your cart.

Bad Schools Versus Good Parenting

Baptizing Elijah At Figtree Landing

A "Barrel Full" Of Texas History

Beatrice K. Davis: Veteran Of The Navy Waves

Beaumont Academy: The 'Noah's Ark' That Polished Young Minds

Beaumont And "Ma Bell"

Beaumont And 'King Cotton'

Beaumont Box Company: A Unique Business

Beaumont Fair Result Of "Rice Carnival" of 1900

Beaumont Fought Hunger During Depression

A Beaumont Hurricane Tragedy

Beaumont Music Commission's 1928 Season

Beaumont Once Home To Concrete Ship

Beaumont Priest Left Tremendous Legacy

Beaumont's Blocked Streets And Short Tempers

Beaumont's "Dixie Chicks" of 1961 Couldn't Carry A Tune

Beaumont's Earliest Newspapers

Beaumont's Early Brick Industries

Beaumont's Early Electric Street Cars

Beaumont's Horse-Drawn Trolley Of 1890

Beaumont's Industrial Lumber Company

Beaumont's Japanese Scrap Iron Trade

Beaumont's Sawmilling Age Ended In 1942

Folder 52: Newspaper Articles: Be-BoAdd to your cart.

Beaumont's Strawberry Festival Of The 1880's

Beaumont's Sulphur Ship Lost In Bermuda Triangle

Beaumont's Women Buggy Racers

Beaumont, Texas 1889

Beaumont: The Mores Of The 1890's

Belgrade: Early River Post Of Newton County

Ben Dollivar's Boudloons

Ben Dollivar's Secret Gold Cache

Ben Hooks Was "Mr. Big Thicket"

Bessmay Was Once 'Brightest Star'

Black Reparations-A Pandora's Box Of Question

Blockade-Running From Beaumont And Vicinity

Block Was A Clodhopper

Bolivar Peninsula And The 1915 Hurricane

Bolivar Peninsula: Gateway To Galveston

Bolivar Peninsula: Scene Of Slaving, Smuggling, Filibustering And Farms

Folder 53: Newspaper Articles: Bo-BuAdd to your cart.

Bolivar Peninsula: Site Of Indian Burial Mounds

Bovine Tick Fever And The 1936 Dipping Vats

"Boxing Old Sawtooth"

Breakfast In The Rhineland

A Brief History Of Pioneer Entertainment In Beaumont, Texas

Brinkley Bass: Beaumont Hero And His Naval Destroyer

Bronson, Texas: Early Sabine County Mill Town

Broomtail And I Met The Ku Klux Klan

Buccaneer Family In Spanish East Texas: A Biographical Sketch Of Captain James And Mary Sabinal Campbell

Folder 54: Newspaper Articles: Bu-CaAdd to your cart.

Bud Was Beaumont's "Peck's Bad Boy"

Buna's Canine College

Buna, Texas: Proud Of Its Past And Present

Burkeville: Survivor Of Bad Times And Good

Cajun Christmas, Beaumont, 1857

Calcasieu Cotton Fields Made Comeback In 1920s

Calcasieu Cotton Fields Made Comeback In 1920s

Calcasieu Parish, La: Hotbed Of The Civil War Jayhawkers

Calcasieu Parish's Sulphur Mountains

Calves Laid Out Boomtown Of Batson

Capt. Gil Y Barbo Was "First East Texan"

Folder 55: Newspaper Articles: Ca-CoAdd to your cart.

Capt. Henry E. Sullivan, Centenarian: High Islands Walking History Book

Capt. Jordahn Was Genuine "Canvas" Sailor

Capt. K. D. Keith

"Capt. Napoleon Wiess Is Coming To Get The Cotton"

Captain Peter D. Stockholm: A Pioneer Sabine River Steamboatman

Captain Taylor's 'Salve' Ship

Carson: Ghost Town Of Southwest Louisiana

Carrie Nation: The Kansas Cyclone

Celebrations Of Christmas In Beaumont Change Little

Celeste Kitchen: A Gracious Lady

Charles Cronea: The Last Pirate

Charles Sallier's Three Trips To Texas

Chief of Beaumont's Freedmen's Bureau Became Industrialist

Circuit Riders Risked Lives To Big Alligators

Civil War Days In Jefferson County

Civil War Days In Jefferson County

Coastal Indian Taught Whites A Neat Trick

Folder 56: Newspaper Articles: Co-CrAdd to your cart.

Collector Dashiell's "Customs War"

Colmesneil, A Ghost Town That Refused To Die

Colonel Gray And The Runaway Scrape

Colonel Gray And The Runaway Scrape

A Comanche Trail Of Thread

Commander D. A. McDermut And The Destroyer That Bore His Name

Common Louse Was German Ally In World War I

Concord: Early River Port Of Hardin County

Confederate Blockade-Running From Calcasieu And Mermentau Rivers

Confederate Fort Manhassett At Sabine Pass

Confederate Idiocy Marked Morning Light Battle

Confessions Of A 78th Signal Company Dogface

Concord: Early River Port Of Hardin County

Cooper Hawthorne: Bomber Pilot

Cousin "Hairtrigger'" Grave

"Crazy Ben" Dollivar's Secret Gold Cache

Folder 57: Newspaper Articles: Cr-DrAdd to your cart.

Crime In Beaumont During Reconstruction

Crossbow Still Has Place In Warfare

Crossing Dryden Ferry To Orange

Dairying During The Bulge Battle

Daniel Goos, Father Of Southwest Louisiana Sawmilling

Death During The Blizzard

Dequincy: Proud City Of The 1920s

Derelict Ships Of The Atlantic Ocean

Dorothy Becker: An "Angel Of Mercy"

Downtown Beaumont - Circa 1880

Dr. Felton S. Dengler: Mr. "No. 1 Citizen"

"Doctor" John R. Brinkley: "Goat Gland" Charlatan

Folder 58: Newspaper Articles: Dr-EaAdd to your cart.

"Dr. Mud" And Rufus Lucky Were Ex-Slaves

Dr. Renooij Is Nederland's Publicity Director" In Holland

Duncan Smith: Calcasieu Parish's Confederate Traitor Or American Patriot?

Earliest Beaumont Lawyers Arrived In 1838

Early Beaumont "Docs" Were Medical Men Of Iron

Early French Trek To Liberty County

Early Jasper, Texas: The "Pearl Of The Pineys"

Early Lawlessness In Scrapping Valley

Early "Red Town:" "Paint 'Em Red, Boys"

Early Saratoga, Texas: "Watering Place" And Boom Town

Folder 59: Newspaper Articles: Ea-ElAdd to your cart.

Early Sawmills In Montgomery County

Early Texans Were Either Outlaws Or Cotton Planters

"Earthen Tanks:" Early Method Of Storing Oil

Elias T. Seale: Stalwart Settler Of Jasper County

11th Battalion, Texas Volunteers, Confederate States Army

Folder 60: Newspaper Articles: En-FiAdd to your cart.

Encomium To A Clipper

Entertainment In Beaumont Has News Roots

Edward L. Wilson: From Telegrapher To Entrepreneur

Edwin Norris Of Port Arthur Is D-Day Veteran

Emancipation Of Women In The Workplace

Enterprise Founder Described 1869 Beaumont

Evadale: A Historic Old Sawmill Town

Ex-Pirates Were Galveston Curiosities For Decades

Farrsville: A Ghost Town Of Newton County

Father And Son Fought Against Each Other In Civil War

Father Mike Muldoon: Spanish Padre; A Friend Of Texas

Father Of Groves Brought Pioneer Family To Nederland

Father Of Lake Charles Man Was 'Underground Railroader'

Ferries And Dirt Roads Once A Way Of Life

Fig-Growing: A 1920s Panacea

First Sergeant Connor At The Battle Of Calcasieu Pass

Folder 61: Newspaper Articles: Fi-GrAdd to your cart.

Five Ghost Towns Of Jefferson County

Florence Strattion: Eminent Enterprise Journalist

Fort Manhassett: A Forgotten Chapter In The History Of Sabine Pass, Texas

French Acadians Leave Rich Legacy

Fr. Parisot Visited Beaumont In 1853

Fugua, Texas: Ghost Town Of The Pineys

Garrison Ridge: Historical Hotspot In The Marsh

George Adams: Immigrant Success Story

George W. Carroll: Early Baptist Stalwart Of Beaumont

George Weller: Eyes For A Blind Man

A Glimpse Of Oakdale Between 1890 And 1925

A Godparent Of Spindletop: Walter B. Sharp

Great Grandpa Smith Was As Popular As A Skunk

Grand Chenier Indian Survived Storms

Folder 62: Newspaper Articles: Gr-HoAdd to your cart.

Griffing Nurseries: A "Forest" Of Landscape Shrubbery

Gunboat Josiah Bell's Engine Outlived Her Bull

Hamilton Stuart And Benjamin Chambers Stuart: A Century Of Distinguished East Texas

Journalism And History

Hannah Staffen Deblance: A Pioneer Midcountian

Hardin County's Eerie "Ghost Road"

Harold Placette: A Pearl Harbor Survivor

Harry James: Beaumont's "Titan Of The Trumpet"

Hemphill: The Pratt House Restoration Project

Henry J. Lutcher: Architect Of Orange

Heywood Brothers: Successful Spindletop Drillers

A History Of The Albert Henry Rienstra Family

A History Of The Frederick George Smith Of Johnson's Bayou, La.

Hoof Prints On The Opelousas Trail

Folder 63: Newspaper Articles: Ho-JoAdd to your cart.

Horse Racing In Beaumont In 1903

Hotel Dieu Hospital Was Beaumont Landmark

Hyatt, Tyler County: Another Texas Ghost Town

Jack Cross, Texas Killer

Jake Abelman, Beaumont's Harnessman

Jake J. Nathan Sold It For Less

James Armstrong: Beaumont's Politician With A Punch

James E. White: Combat Infantryman

James M. Ogden Drew A Black Bean

Jefferson County's First Legal Execution

Jefferson County's Forgotten Place Names

Jefferson County's Old Cypress Courthouse

Jocko The Monk And The Organ Grinder

Joe Lee McKinley: A Pearl Harbor Survivor

John H. Kirby Was "Mr. East Texas"

John Koelemay: A Resourceful Dutchman

John Moore, Master Counterfeiter

Folder 64: Newspaper Articles: Jo-LeAdd to your cart.

John Moore, Master Counterfeiter

John Price: A Confederate Slave Cook At Gettysburg

J. S. Brice Of Dequincy Sired Evangeline Highway

Juan Jose, East Texas' Earliest Robin Hood

Juneteenth In Wiergate

"Kate" And "Roby" Pulled Beaumont's First Fire Engine

Katie's Doll

Killing Old Blinky

"King Cotton" Never Materialized Here

Lake Charles' "Paul Revere"

"Leather Britches" Smith And The Grabow Riot

I Learned "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover"

LeBouef's Latter About Johnson's Bayou

Lemonville: A Ghost Town Of Orange County

Let's Not Forget Those Who Died

Let's Talk About Some Of Our Mistakes

Folder 65: Newspaper Articles: Le-MaAdd to your cart.

Letter From Lower Louisiana

Life In A Sawmill Town

Life In A Sawmill Town Of Honey Island

Lillian Knox Built Her Own Railroad

Lone Grave Sites Spark Curiosity

Lonely Watch On The Roer River: Flood Water Retarded The 78th Infantry's Advance

A Love Story In A Blizzard

A Lynching In Hardin County

Magnolia Cemetery Tombstones Are Pillars Of History

Major Penn's Revival Converted The "Alligators"

Major Penn's Revival Converted The "Alligators"

Man-Made Destruction Demolished Archeological Treasure

Many World War II Casualties Were Torpedoed Seamen

Margaret Keith; "Doctor" To Port Neches

Mary Campbell Was Pirate's Wife

Folder 66: Newspaper Articles: Ma-MiAdd to your cart.

Martin Hebert: A Beaumont Cattleman

"Mashed-O" Ranch Needed New 'Lead Bull'

Max Feinberg's Store Fed The Hungry

Memories Of Hurricane Carla

Merryville: Sapphire City Of The Sabine

I Met The Hercules In Midstream

Michel Pithon: A Calcasieu Parish Pioneer

A Military Execution At Sabine Pass

Mill Manager Got Sacked, Not Joe

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns: East Texas Before The Great Sawmilling And Logging Era

Folder 67: Newspaper Articles: MiAdd to your cart.

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: The Early Steam Sawmills And Shingle

Mills Of Jefferson County, Texas

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills And Shingle Mills Of Orange County, Texas

Folder 68: Newspaper Articles: MiAdd to your cart.

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills And Tram Roads Of Chambers County, Texas

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills, Tram Roads And Logging Camps Of Harris County

Folder 69: Newspaper Articles: MiAdd to your cart.

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: The Early Saw Mills, Trams Roads, Shingle Mills And Logging Camps Of Polk County, Texas

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills, Trams Roads, And Logging Camps Of Angelina County, Texas

Folder 70: Newspaper Articles: MiAdd to your cart.

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills, Tram Roads, And Logging Camps Of Montgomery County, Texas

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills, Tram Roads, And Logging Camps Of Shelby County

Folder 71: Newspaper Articles: Mi-MyAdd to your cart.

Mill Towns And Ghost Towns Of East Texas: Some Early Sawmills, Log Trams Roads And Camps, And Wood-Working Plants Of Cherokee County, Texas

Milvid, Texas: A Liberty County Ghost Town

A Modern-Day Good Samaritan

A Monument For Private Ryan

More About Early Beaumont Baseball

More Mysteries Of The Sea

Ms. Mollie's Mother's Day

Murder In A Lonely Rice Field

My Childhood Centered Around 'Bootlegging'

My Feathered 'Sweatshop' Draws No Pay

My German Souvenir

My 'Impractical' Zip-Code Suggestion

Folder 72: Newspaper Articles: My-NeAdd to your cart.

My 'Longest Mile'

My Military Life On Maneuvers

Myth Of Texas Executions Debunked: Slave Lucy Was First Woman To Die

Namesakes Of 2 Sabine Lighthouse Heroes Fought Again In World War Two

Neches Lumber Company: The "Texaco" Sawmill

N. D. Dryden: Buna Blacksmith, Preacher, And Horse Doctor

Nederland During The Past Century

Nederland July 4 Celebration Attracted 10,000 Persons

Nederland's "Official Tree" Is No More

I'll Never Forget Miss Eunice Bourg

Folder 73: Newspaper Articles: Ne-OuAdd to your cart.

New Birmingham, East Texas 'Iron City'

New Braunfels: Pearl Of The Comal-Guadalupe Valley

New Llano; Louisiana's Socialist Commune

October 12, 1886: The Night That Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana Died

Oil Springs: Predecessor To Spindletop

Old 'Big Tooth' Came To Port Charles

Old Cash Register Was First In Beaumont

Olive, Texas Is Now A Ghost Town

Olivia Rigsby: Beaumont's First School 'Marm'

Orange County And The Civil War

Orange County Location May Be Site Of Fort Deputy

Orange Received Mail Before Orange Existed

Otis Vaughn Block: "D-Day Plus Five" Veteran

Our Nearly-Extinct Merchant Marine

Folder 74: Newspaper Articles: Ou-ReAdd to your cart.

Our Reviled Merchant Mariners

"Pa" And "Ma" Ferguson: "Two Governors For The Price Of One"

Patriotic Spurger, Texas

Pattillo Higgins: A Petroleum Enigma

Pattonia And Belzora, Texas: Early River Ports

Paul Hempel: Rifleman Of The Bulge Battle

Physicians Delivered 2 Generations Of Port Neches Babies

"Please Pass The Biscuits, Pappy!" Pensons, Promises, And Politics

Port Neches And The American Civil War

"Prince Polecat" Was "Soldier's Soldier"

A Rail Terminus At Cameron, Louisiana

Raymond Hamilton: East Texas Killer

Rebecca's Prayer

Rebel "Paul Revere" Traveled 1,000 Miles To Warn Of Invasion

Religious Prejudice May Have Doomed Early Hospital

I Remember "The Lucky Stiffs"

Folder 75: Newspaper Articles: Re-SaAdd to your cart.

Reminiscences Of The Bayou Country

Rev. John F. Pipkin: "Father Of Beaumont Methodism"

Rice Growing Country Around Nederland

Rice Milling In Beaumont

Rice Still Dominates Jefferson County Agriculture

Riding the Doodlebug Train To Galveston

Riding The "Underground Railroad"

River Rafting: A Forgotten Occupation

Robbers Of The 'Neutral Strip'

Robert B. Russell Of Orange Fought At San Jacinto

Rustville, 1907-1923: Louisiana's Big Turpentine Town

Rum-Running To Beaumont: Big Business In 1925

Sabine Bar Pilots: Dolphins Of The Deep

Sabine Lake: Focal Point Of The Illegal African Slave Trade

Folder 76: Newspaper Articles: SaAdd to your cart.

Sabine Pass And Galveston Were Successful Blockade-Running Ports

Sabine Pass' Famed "Oil Pond:" It Saved Ships, But Snared Whales

Sabine Pass In The Civil War

Sabine Pass, Texas: A Sawmill Town?

Sabinetown: From River Port To Ghost Town

Sabine Tram Company: A Lucrative Enterprise

Satsuma Oranges In Cameron Parish

Sailing Man Found Home In Nederland

Folder 77: Newspaper Articles: Sc-SlAdd to your cart.

Scarlet O'Hara's Kid Sister

Seth Carey's Escape From The Murderous Yocum Gang

Seth Lewis: The First District Judge Of St. Landry Parish

Settlers Fought Over Location Of Newton County Seat

Sct. Talmadge D. Lively: Combat Veteran

Shellbank, Louisiana: The Legend Of Pavels's Island

Shipbuilding In Early Beaumont

Shipwrecks In The Sabine River

Silsbee - A Century Of Sawmilling

Slave Trade Mars Area History

Folder 78: Newspaper Articles: Sm-SoAdd to your cart.

Smith's Bluff And Griggsby's Bluff, Texas: Two German Immigrant Communities Of Jefferson County, Texas, 1850-1880

A Snake Infestation

Solinsky And Bluestein Were Early Jewish Settlers

Some Biographical Notes Of Two Cameron Pioneers

Some Notes About Mrs. Luanza Calder

Some Notes On Our Texas Germanic Heritage

Some Notes On The Civil War Jayhawkers Of Confederate Louisiana

Sour Lake Had 56 "Blind Tigers"

Folder 79: Newspaper Articles: So-TeAdd to your cart.

Southwest Texas Business News

Spindletop And Beaumont's Lumber Aristocracy

Spindletop Christmas: A Walk With God; A Dance With Satan

Spindletop Left Legacy Of Crime And Cutthroats

Stage Coaches Were A Part Of East Texas Life

Steam Sawmilling Came Early To Beaumont And Orange

Successful Spindletop Driller Failed At Sour Lake

Sunken Logs: A Fortune Awaiting A Finder

A Tale Of Jean Baptiste's Brass Cannon

A Tale Of Sabine Pass: "Call Us 'Alligatorville' If You Will"

Telephone Numbers Reflected Early Nederland History

Ten Miles Of Rusted Rails Had Unusual History

Terry, Texas: Ghost Town Of Orange County

Terry, Texas: Ghost Town Of Orange County

Texas' First War Correspondent

Texas' First War Correspondent Reposed In Anonymity

Folder 80: Newspaper Articles: Te-ThAdd to your cart.

Texas Hurricanes Of The 19th Century Killer Storms Devastated Coastline

Texas' Road To Renown Paved With Corpses Of Immigrants

Texas' Road To Renown Paved With Corpses Of Immigrants

'Tex' Ritter: Nederland's "Shot -'Em'-Up" Cowboy

That Dawgone County School Nurse

That Dirty Word "Evolution"

That Nederland Bootlegger

That Other "Gulf" War

The African Salve Trade In Sabine Lake And Vicinity

The Battle Of Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana

The Beaumont Debating Society, 1853

The Beaumont-Port Arthur Interurban Trolley, 1913-1932

The Beginning Of Dick Dowling As A Rebel Fighter

Folder 81: Newspaper Articles: ThAdd to your cart.

The Big Thicket JayHawkers And The Kaiser Burnout

The Black Panthers Of The Louisiana-Texas Borderlands: Are They Extinct?

The Calcasieu River Guards Its Secrets

The Celebrated Crosby House

2001: The Centennial Of Beaumont Football Or Not?

The Civilian Conservation Corps Or "Tree Army"

The Civil War Jayhawkers

The Confederate River Forts

The Conroe, Byspot, And Northern: A Tram Railroad That Time Forgot

The Conroe, Byspot, And Northern: A Tram Railroad That Time Forgot

The Dawn Of The Twentieth Century Comes To Beaumont

The Day The Block's Bayou Gar Fish Got Drunk

Folder 82: Newspaper Articles: ThAdd to your cart.

The Day The 'Hanging Tree' Came Down

The Day That Bath House No. 21 Blew Up

The Day That Teddy Disappointed Kountze

The Death Of "Old Sock"

The Detour Sign At Intercoastal Canal

The Deyoung Fig Cannery At Hamshire

The Doll And The White Rose

The Early East Texas Post Riders

The Early Ku Klux Klan In The Golden Triangle

The East Texas Log Towns

The East Texas Railroad And Its Mill Towns

The First Fire "Truck" Wreck

The Lynching Of Peter Sweeney

Folder 83: Newspaper Articles: ThAdd to your cart.

The First Murder In The Wildwest Town Of Nederland

The First Nederland Christmas In 1898

The Founding Of The Jefferson County Medical Society

The "Four Horsemen" Of Beaumont's Economic Development

The Ghost Of The Headless Yankee Gunner

The Ghost From Spindeltop's Past

The Girl With The Red Hair

The Goos Family Home Was Hospital For Wounded

The Grave Of Ann Elize Pavell

The Graveyards Of The Atlantic Ocean

The Great Sabine Lake Alligator Slaughter

The Great Storm Of 1886: A Day Of Agony And Death At Sabine Pass, Texas

Folder 84: Newspaper Articles: ThAdd to your cart.

The Griffith-Johnson Gunfight At Sabine Pass

The Grigsby's Bluff Voting Scandal

The Hacketts "Entertained An Angel Unaware"

The Harmon Family Of Saddle-Makers

The Houseboat People: A Forgotten Way Of Life

The Ill-fated Dutch Colony At Winnie

The JTW Ranching Tradition

The July 4 Picnics At Grigsby's Bluff

The Last Turpentine Still: An Opportunity Lost

The Last Voyage Of The Hotspur

The Last Voyage Of The Stingray

The Last Voyage Of The Two Sisters

Folder 85: Newspaper Articles: ThAdd to your cart.

The Law West Of The Neches

The Legacy Of Jean Lafitte In Southwest Louisiana

The Legend Of John Fletcher's Buried Treasure

The Legend Of John McGaffey's Gold

The Legend Of The Headless Yankee Cannoneer Of Sabine Pass

The Leopoldville Affair: A Cover-up As Secret As Los Alamos

The Millerite Movement

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

The Neches Belle: Cotton Carrier And 'Love Boat'

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The New London School Explosion

The 1903 Labor Day Parade

The O'Brien Oak: Beaumont's Vanished Landmark

The Old Bear Hunters Of East Texas

The Old Spanish Trail

The Olive Ghost Train

The Opelousas Cattle Trail

The Origin Of The Christmas Tree

The "Peacocks" And The "Buzzards"

The Progress And Present State Of Jews And Judaism In The Golden Triangle Of Texas 1876-1988

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The Racing Steamboat J. L. Graham

There'll Be No 'Monkey Business' In Texas

The Robbery Loot At Hyatt, Texas

The Romance Of Sabine Lake: Scene Of Slaving, Smuggling, Steamboating, Civil War And Border Conflict, Hurricanes, And Cotton And Lumber Commerce, 1777-1900

The Sabine "Oil Pond" Saved Ships But Snared Whales

The Sinking Of The United States Gunboat "Dan"

The Six Confederate Forts Along Sabine Lake

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The Skirmish At Sabine Lighthouse

The Sour Lake Springs Hotel

The Story Of Our Texas' German Pilgrims: Or Death March To Comal County

The Submarine Factory In Lammersdorf

The Survey Of Jefferson County's Western Boundary

The Tale Of The Lifeboat Stowaway

The Tale Of Two Old Cannons: Sabine History Written In Gunsmoke

The Texas-United States Boundary Commission Of 1840

The Texas-United States Boundary Commission Of 1840

The Treasures Of Fort Teran

The Treasures Of Southwest Louisiana

The Turbulent Neches: Its Romance And Its Ferries

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The Unusual Fate Of Chris Yocum

The U. S. Of A.: Lighthouse To A World

The West African Slave Trade: A Gateway To Hell

The Wreck Of The Coal Schooner Manhassett

The "Yellow Jack" Epidemic

"They Dream About Killin' The Bears"

Thomas A. Floyd: A Beaumont Rifleman

Those Offshore Blimps

Those Tyler County Rattlesnakes

Three Continental Veterans Of The Texas-Louisiana Borderlands

Three Frenchman Had Great Surplus Of Years

Three Frenchman Had Great Surplus Of Years

Three Months Without A Bath, Or Scratching The Cooties

Three Orphaned Chums Suffered Different Fates

Tom Housenfluck: A Pearl Harbor Survivor

Tom Temple, East Texas Entrepreneur

"Toots" Lute: Cameron Parish's Artist In Clay

A Towering East Texas Pioneer: A Biographical Sketch Of Colonel Albert Miller Lea

A Trans-Atlantic Crossing

"Treue Der Union" - A Civil War Atrocity

Tuberculosis: The "White Plague" In Jefferson County

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Tulips Amid The Bluebonnets: The Centennial Of Nederland, Texas

Tulip Transplants To East Texas: The Dutch Migration To Nederland, Texas, 1895-1915

"Turpentining" In East Texas

Tuxedoes, Tophats, And Silk Dresses

Two Churches Were Foundation Of Tyler County Religion

The Midway Lumber Company At Seale, Louisiana

Two East Texas Heroes Were Blockade Runners

Two Lynchings In Jefferson County

Two Pioneer Beaumonters Found Climate Quite Healthy

Two Rice Canal Systems

Udder Nonsense

"Uncle Bud" Bracken: Champion Bee Hunter

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"Uncle Charlie" Cronea: The Last Of Lafitte's Pirates

'Uncle Joe' Chasteen Was Sabine's Walking History Book

"Uncle Pig" Pilgrim: Ex-Newton County Slave

Veteran Memorials For Servicemen Killed In Action

Vignettes Of The East Texas Sawmilling Epoch

Village Mills: Ghost Town Of Hardin County

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Violette Newton: A Poet Laureate Of Texas

Voth, Texas: Beaumont's Extinct Neighbor

Walla: A Beauregard Log Town

Walter K. Haynie: A Marine Iwo Jima Survivor

Walter Paul Forsythe: Fleet Marine Aboard The Lexington

Water Wheels Powered Early East Texas Industry

We Remember Hurricanes Lest We Forget Their Cost In Life

Were Mexican Jaguars Ever In East Texas?

"We Were All 'Dirt-Pore,' But Nobody Knew It"

When Floto, The Elephant Came To Orange

When Moby Dick Came To Port Arthur

When Old Ironsides Came To Beaumont

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Where Was George In 1836?

"Whiskey And Quinine:" Closing The Railroad Gap Between Lake Charles And Orange

Who Killed Hiram Knox, Jr.?

Wiergate: A Big Mill Town

Wiess Was Unofficial "Bishop Of Beaumont"

Willard Lovell And His Lovell's Lake Project

William F. North III: A Day Plus One Veteran

William Goyens, Pioneer Afro-American Texan

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William Guehrs: Confederate Medal Of Honor Winner

William R. Richards: A Former Japanese Prisoner

William T. Carter: Superb East Texas Lumberman

Would-Be "Gold Miner's" Daughter Found Her Gold Mine In Beaumont

W. P. Doren, Texas' First War Correspondent

A Wreath For Fallen Comrades

"Wrong Way" Won Instant Adulation In 1938

Yocum's Inn: The Devil's Own Lodging House

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A Brief History of Wiess Bluff, Texas

Albert Gallatin Van Pradelles: Cotton Merchant of Wallisville, Texas

Alexander Gilmer, Industrialist of Orange, Texas

From Cotton Bales to Black Gold, A history of the pioneer Wiess Families of Southeastern Texas

Olive, Hardin County, Texas: An extinct sawmill town and the Olive-Sternenberg partnership that built it

Rev. John August Tubbe: An immigant farmer, sawmiller and preacher

Skull Island on Mermentau River: A slave ship's inhumanity

Thomas Deye Owings of Maryland, Kentucky and Texas

Two Brothers and a Brother-inlaw in East Texas: Moses L. Patton, Robert S. Patton and Radford Berry

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