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Portrait of a gentleman in an African-American hat, circa 1930.

1938NewsReel.mp4
1938 News Reel detailing major newstories of the year including California Floods, East Coast Hurricane, war scare in Europe, Spanish Civil War, Hitler, Germany, and British dignitaries.

1948txkParade.mp4
1948 Diamond Jubilee Parade: The 75th Birthday of Texarkana USA.

1951TXKParade.mp4
1951 Armstice Day Parade in downtown Texarkana. Parades began on Broad Street (East to West). Featured are military units from Red River Army Depot, various civic organizations and all local high schools (AR High, Dunbar, Texas High, Washington…

1956TXKChamberTour.mp4
1956 tour of Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana by the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. Includes downtown views of Lewisvill, Stamps, Waldo, Magnolia and Bradley (Arkansas) as well as views of Haynesville and Plain Dealing (Louisiana). The…

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Parade to open the Fifth War Loan Drive, June 12, 1944. The Fifth War Loan campaign was kicked off in Texarkana by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre cast. A radio drama was written by Welles specifically for the event and it was based on…

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Anthonly L. Ghio, sr. was present at the first sale of lots in 1873 that founded what is now Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Ghio purchased the third lot and was the first to build. He later served as mayor of the Texas side.

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Copies of the applications submitted by Texarkana residents to join the Arkansas Pioneers Association. These chapter applications contain genealogical information for many early Texarkana area families. This consists of a few of the applications on…
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