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1951-1960

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A post-war boom leads to creation of more housing and public facilities. Nessler and Sanders pools, Robinson and Stingaree stadiums and the Sanders Center are built. Texas City changes agricultural focus to transportation rather than production and the grain elevator is demolished. Nessler Park is dedicated. Galveston County Memorial Hospital (now Mainland Medical Center) is opened.

1960 population: 32,065 people
  • First Civil Service Police Cadet Class 1958: Chief R.L. DeWalt, Dick Crowder, Wayne Stroud, John Brooks, Billy Holloway, Tom Pryor, Don Amos, Carl Baumgartner, Mayor Jack Goddard

  • Civil Defense Booth in June 1954

  • First Baptist Church Class of 1952

  • First Baptist Church, 1952, Mrs. Anderson, Miss Evans and class

  • Latin American Baseball Team receiving trophies (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

  • Young girls reading at the Texas City Library

  • Maypole, 1950s (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

  • Sixth Street pep rally 1955 (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

  • Pet parade (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

  • Dancing at the teen club in 1956

    • Sixth Street in the 1950s (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Sixth Street parade in the 1950s (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Boy scouts planting trees in the 1950s

    • City Hall building in the early 1950s

    • Emken-Linton Funeral Home (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Region 7 Golf tournament at the Country Club in July 1954

    • Region 7 Golf tournament at the Country Club in July 1954

    • Patron looking for books at the library in Texas City

    • Moore Memorial Public Library (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s

    • Nessler Pool opening (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Cook's Paints, Montgomery Home, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., 1950s (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Texas City Police and boys
      (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

    • Texas City Square dancing in the 1950s

    • JayCettes Tacky party (1958)

    • Texas City High School
      (photo by Johnny Mitchell, courtesy of Al Mitchell)

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