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  • Collection: Houston Waterways

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Advertisement for the Port of Houston: Future Oil Center of America. The ad mentions the transfer of the Gulf Coast headquarters of Shell Corporation to Houston and the building of a refinery, as well as the proximity of Houston to one of the world's…

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Allen's Landing is at the confluence of Buffalo bayou and White Oak Bayou in downtown Houston. The merging bayous create a natural turning basin for boats and other watercraft.

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Turn of the century photograph of Allen's Landing on Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas.

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This postcard features a crowd watching the arrival of King Nottoc during the annual Not-Su-Oh festival in Houston, Texas. It forms part of a postcard set invitation to Houston's No-Tsu-Oh event. Individual item titles include: City Hall, Houston,…

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The shores of Buffalo Bayou near downtown Houston, Texas in the late nineteenth century.

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The banks of the White Oak Bayou in Houston in the late nineteenth century. White Oak Bayou merges into Buffalo Bayou at Allen's Landing at the foot of Main St., downtown Houston.

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RECTO: Colorized image of boats on Buffalo Bayou. Caption reads: ""Bayou Scene Foot of Main St. Houston, Texas."" VERSO: Blank

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133 page typescript series history of the Port of Houston in blue binding, with black and white photographs

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RECTO: Colorized image of four boats and a barge on the Bayou. Caption reads: "Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas." VERSO: Blank

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Three cabin sloops racing. Duchess, an Islip Class designed by William Gardner in 1909 is believed to be the lead boat. Ray Davis brought Duchess to Galveston Bay in 1922. The Gardner Islip is not to be confused with the smaller Cox and Stevens Islip…