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Towser the Famous Cat

TOWSER  21 APRIL 1963 - 20 MARCH 1987  TOWSER THE FAMOUS CAT, WHO LIVED IN THE STILL  HOUSE GLENTURRET DISTILLERY FOR ALMOST 24  YEARS, SHE CAUGHT 28,899 MICE IN HER LIFETIME  WORLD FAMOUS MOUSING ...

TOWSER  21 APRIL 1963 - 20 MARCH 1987  TOWSER THE FAMOUS CAT, WHO LIVED IN THE STILL  HOUSE GLENTURRET DISTILLERY FOR ALMOST 24  YEARS, SHE CAUGHT 28,899 MICE IN HER LIFETIME  WORLD FAMOUS MOUSING ...

    Vuylsteke House

    Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Adrianus Jacobus Maria Vuylsteke (1873-1912) immigrated to the U. S. in 1893. In 1894-96 he moved to Texas and helped plat the town of Port Arthur. Following his marriage ...

    Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Adrianus Jacobus Maria Vuylsteke (1873-1912) immigrated to the U. S. in 1893. In 1894-96 he moved to Texas and helped plat the town of Port Arthur. Following his marriage ...

    • texas
    • architecture

    Ruby Ruth Fuller Building

    This building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of Port Arthur's First United Methodist Church, which had organized in 1897. The building was designed by C.W. Ward, and church member Warren ...

    This building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of Port Arthur's First United Methodist Church, which had organized in 1897. The building was designed by C.W. Ward, and church member Warren ...

    • texas
    • church
    • lamar universit...

    Francis John (Frank) Trost

    Frank Trost, the photographer of record on the day the Lucas Gusher erupted in the Spindletop Oil Field, came to Port Arthur in 1895 from Kansas City, Missouri, where he had been involved in real ...

    Frank Trost, the photographer of record on the day the Lucas Gusher erupted in the Spindletop Oil Field, came to Port Arthur in 1895 from Kansas City, Missouri, where he had been involved in ...

    • texas
    • photography
    • oil
    • port arthur

    Indian Village

    On this site granted by the Spanish Government dwelled Tusquahoma, Chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1825 when the land was sold and the tribe moved west.         ...

    On this site granted by the Spanish Government dwelled Tusquahoma, Chief of a Choctaw Indian tribe of fifty families, from about 1785 to 1825 when the land was sold and the tribe moved west. 1973 by ...

    • louisiana
    • native american
    • village
    • ouachita parish

    Monroe Residential District

    This excellent example of an early twentieth century neighborhood, consisting of over six hundred structures in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial/Georgian Revival, Spanish Mission, ...

    This excellent example of an early twentieth century neighborhood, consisting of over six hundred structures in a variety of architectural styles including Colonial/Georgian Revival, Spanish Mission, ...

    • louisiana
    • historic distri...
    • park
    • monroe
    • ouachita parish

    Hurricane Rita

    While miraculously no one in Cameron Parish was killed, 38 of it's 40 cemeteries were breached and over 340 caskets and their remains were torn from the ground and scattered into marshes, tree tops, ...

    While miraculously no one in Cameron Parish was killed, 38 of it's 40 cemeteries were breached and over 340 caskets and their remains were torn from the ground and scattered into marshes, tree ...

    • louisiana
    • disaster
    • cameron parish
    • hurricane rita

    This is Enough For Me

    "ONE DOESN'T ASK OF ONE WHO SUFFERS: WHAT IS YOUR COUNTRY AND WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION? ONE MERELY SAYS, YOU SUFFER, THIS IS ENOUGH FOR ME, YOU BELONG TO ME AND I SHALL HELP YOU" LOUIS PASTEUR Submitted ...

      Dalmeny Estate Wildlife

      Submitted by @TweetsBennett

      Submitted by @TweetsBennett

        The French River

        Submitted by Eric Boelling.

        Submitted by Eric Boelling.

          Helen Crandall

          IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN CRANDALL A VOLUNTEER NURSE WHO DIED IN BERKELEY, CALIF AT HER POST OF DUTY DURING THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918

          IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN CRANDALL A VOLUNTEER NURSE WHO DIED IN BERKELEY, CALIF AT HER POST OF DUTY DURING THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 "GREATER LOVE HATH NO NAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS ...

          • pandemic
          • influenza
          • 1918

          Winfree Baptist Church

          The Winfree community originated in 1831 as a ranch of the early Texas settler Abraham Winfree. By 1914, the area had grown in population and the scattered rural churches were not adequate for the ...

          The Winfree community originated in 1831 as a ranch of the early Texas settler Abraham Winfree. By 1914, the area had grown in population and the scattered rural churches were not adequate for ...

          • texas
          • church

          Rainbow Bridge

          The rapid growth of the petrochemical industry in Jefferson and Orange counties in the early 20th century led to increased population in this area. In order to serve escalating transportation needs, ...

          The rapid growth of the petrochemical industry in Jefferson and Orange counties in the early 20th century led to increased population in this area. In order to serve escalating transportation ...

          • texas
          • bridge
          • wpa

          Janis Lyn Joplin

          (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock and roll singer Janis Joplin lived here with her family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and ...

          (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock and roll singer Janis Joplin lived here with her family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and ...

          • texas
          • music
          • rock and roll
          • 1960's
          • women

          The Woodworth House (Rose Hill)

          J.H. Baxter of the Griffing Lumber Company built this residence in 1906 for R.H. Woodworth (d.1923). Wide verandas extend beyond the impressive columned portico of the Classic Revival structure. ...

          J.H. Baxter of the Griffing Lumber Company built this residence in 1906 for R.H. Woodworth (d.1923). Wide verandas extend beyond the impressive columned portico of the Classic Revival structure. ...

          • texas
          • architecture
          • historic place

          The Four Chaplains

          On February 3rd, 1943 as the American troopship Dorchester neared its destination, Greenland, it was torpedoed at 12:55 A.M. by a German submarine. The old ship immediately began to sink. As the men ...

          On February 3rd, 1943 as the American troopship Dorchester neared its destination, Greenland, it was torpedoed at 12:55 A.M. by a German submarine. The old ship immediately began to sink. As the ...

          • wwii
          • texas
          • hereos

          Filhiol Mound

          Filhiol Mound is a 7-foot-tall platform mound that measures 98 by 98 feet at the base. It was built in two episodes. The first episode was completed around AD 700. An Indian village extended from the ...

          Filhiol Mound is a 7-foot-tall platform mound that measures 98 by 98 feet at the base. It was built in two episodes. The first episode was completed around AD 700. An Indian village extended from ...

          • louisiana
          • native american
          • indian mound

          Captain John O'Donnell

          CAPTAIN JOHN O'DONNELL, THE FOUNDER OFTHE CANTON COMMUNITY, WAS A MAN OF GREATVISION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. HE INITIATEDTRADE BETWEEN CANTON, CHINA AND BALTIMOREIN 1785 OPERATING HIS OWN MERCHANTSAILING ...

          CAPTAIN JOHN O'DONNELL, THE FOUNDER OFTHE CANTON COMMUNITY, WAS A MAN OF GREATVISION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. HE INITIATEDTRADE BETWEEN CANTON, CHINA AND BALTIMOREIN 1785 OPERATING HIS OWN MERCHANTSAILING ...

          • imageryan
          • canton
          • baltimore

          THE "INNOCENT" RAILWAY

          Submitted by @TweetsBennett[Location approximate]

          Submitted by @TweetsBennett[Location approximate]

            John Muir Birthplace

            JOHN MUIR 1838 - 1914 NATURE'S APOSTLE FATHER OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS, CHAMPION OF WORLD CONSERVATION & FOREVER A SCOT Submitted by @TweetsBennett

            JOHN MUIR 1838 - 1914 NATURE'S APOSTLE FATHER OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS, CHAMPION OF WORLD CONSERVATION & FOREVER A SCOT Submitted by @TweetsBennett

              Torness Lime Kiln

              There is also a history of humans using the limestone, as in the abandoned kilns described in this plaque.  Even now the limestone continues to be quarried out and there is a cement works nearby ...

              There is also a history of humans using the limestone, as in the abandoned kilns described in this plaque.  Even now the limestone continues to be quarried out and there is a cement works ...

                Widewater Wabash and Erie Canal

                WIDEWATER WABASH AND ERIE CANAL A natural basin bordering the east side of North Ninth Street, formerly Canal Road, was incorporated into the Wabash and Erie Canal, circa 1840, and became known as ...

                WIDEWATER WABASH AND ERIE CANAL A natural basin bordering the east side of North Ninth Street, formerly Canal Road, was incorporated into the Wabash and Erie Canal, circa 1840, and became known as ...

                  Andre Malraux

                    FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT

                    FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT. HONORING PIONEERS ON THE AMERICAN SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, THE ABOVE STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK BY THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL MOTORIZED ...

                    FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT. HONORING PIONEERS ON THE AMERICAN SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, THE ABOVE STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK BY THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL MOTORIZED ...

                      Judy's Hole

                      This area once an open claypit is known as JUDY'S HOLE named after a wise woman who lived in the nearby squatters cottages.

                      This area once an open claypit is known as JUDY'S HOLE named after a wise woman who lived in the nearby squatters cottages.