PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS
Celebrations in Port Arthur on completion of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad between Kansas City and Port Arthur occurred Saturday, September 11, 1897. The celebrations brought additional people into town. The next day, a major hurricane hit Port Arthur. Water flowed five feet deep in the streets. People loaded into the unfinished railroad roundhouse seeking shelter; the building promptly collapsed, killing four. In the end, 13 people died, homes were destroyed, and a pleasure pier was severely damaged.
After tying 0-0 vs. Breckenridge in 1929, the Yellowjackets finally made it back to the state championship game, taking a 20-7 win over Dallas Highland Park to claim the title.
Woodworth Mansion, also known as Rose Hill, deeded to City of Port Arthur by Phebe Woodworth, following wished of her mother who died in 1946.
Port Arthur Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated chartered.
Golden Jubilee celebration marks Port Arthur's 50th Anniversary.