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Pre 1960(?) - Industry People and Places of Harris County, Texas

 

 

 

 

 
 

NEW INDEX PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Scratch Pad - MUCH WORK TO BE DONE! If you have a category or an industry to contribute, a picture, an old employee list,  a family story, send me an email or image, Douglas Anderson. All contributors retain their ownership and credits. This is Free Access Family History at it's best.  This is a work in progress, as with everything on this site-more with time. From little things, big things grow.

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Agrilculture

 

Cotton

 

 

 
 

Houston Cotton Exchange Records (.pdf file)

1880-1933

Harris County Archives Online Organizational records, printed materials, a financial report, and correspondence document the Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade.

 
 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

1931-Pressent

1931:  The Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition is established after seven men meet for lunch at the Texas State Hotel  ...read more...

 
 

Rice

 

 

 
 

Lumber

 

 

 
 

Cattle

 

 

 
 

Spirits

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Communications

 

Southwestern Bell Telephone

 

 

 
 

General Telephone

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Newspapers and News Publications

 

Harris County Newspapers

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Television and Radio

 

KTRK

 

TV

 
 

KHOU

 

TV

 
 

KPRC

 

TV

 
 

KILT

 

Radio

 
 

KIKK

 

Radio

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Transportation (Land)

 

Union Pacific Railroad History

1862 - Present

Union Pacific web site "History of the Union Pacific."  Another web site of interest is, "Union Pacific" at Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

 
 

Union Pacific Historical Society

n/a

Welcome to the UPHS!! Founded in 1984, the Union Pacific Historical Society is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated...read more....

 
 

Central Pacific Railroad History

 

Central Pacific Railroad, Photographic Historical Museum

 
 

Southern Pacific Railroad History

1865 - 1996

Southern Pacific Railroad "Short" History, at Wikipedia Encyclopedia;  Another excellent site is Peter J. McClosky's, Southern Pacific Railroad Web Resources Page, web links, list of published resources, etc.

 
 

Southern Pacific Historical Society

n/a

... is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the historical record of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its affiliates. We support railfanning, industrial archeology and accurate scale modeling of this great pioneer railroad of the western United States.

 
 

Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad

1873 - 1927 and/or 1934

On March 1, 1927 the GH&SA was merged into SP's Texas & New Orleans Railroad;  In 1934 the GH&SA railroad was acquired by the Texas and New Orleans. (No source information)

 
 

Blacksmith

 

 

 
 

Freight Companies

 

 

 
 

Streets and Highways

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Transportation (Water)

 

Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings

n/a

These articles about Buffalo Bayou are exerpted from the forthcoming book by Louis Aulbach, with the assistance of Linda Gorski...read more...

 
 

Houston Port Authority

 

 

 
 

Houston Ship Channel

ca. 1914

Dredged to 25 ft.

 
 

Port of Houston

 

 

 
 

Lynchburg Ferry

 

 

 
 

Excursion

 

 

 
 

Tugboats

 

 

 
 

Ship Lines

 

 

 
 

Ship Yards

 

 

 
 

Manufacturing

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Metallurgic

 

Bethleham Steel

 

 

 
 

Armco Steel

 

 

 
 

US Steel

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Oil and Gas

 

ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company)

 

 

 
 

Charter International Oil Company, Houston

 

It is now Valero.

 
 

Consolidated Oil Company 5

bef. ca. 1942-

Located near Manchester St., Harrisburg and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

Crown Central Petroleum Corporation 5

bef. ca. 1942-

Pasadena, TX

 
 

Eastern States Petroleum Co., Inc. 5

bef. ca. 1942-

(Deepwater Oil Refinery) near Manchester St. and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

El Paso Gas

 

 

 
 

Entex

 

 

 
 

Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas

 

 

 
 

Greens Bayou Oil Refinery 5

bef. ca. 1942

Near Channelview

 
 

Gulf Oil 5

bef. ca. 1942-

Also, Gulf Pipeline Company

 
 

Houston Oil Company 5

bef. ca. 1942-

 

 
 

Humble Oil and Refining Company  4, 5

bef. ca. 1942

Locations in Baytown, Texas, on north side of the Houston Channel near Galena Park,  and Barbours Cut, Morgan's Point, TX.  (aka Exxon, Exxon-Mobil, Enco, Esso, Humble)

 
 

M. & P. (see Merchants and Planters) Oil Company 4, 5

bef. ca. 1935

 

 
 

Magnolia Petroleum Company 5

bef. ca. 1942

Located near Manchester St., Harrisburg and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

Maritime Oil Company 4

bef. ca. 1935

Located near Manchester St., Harrisburg and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

Merchants and Planters (M. & P.) Oil Company 4, 5

bef. ca. 1935

Located near downtown Houston off south side of Clinton St.

 
 

Phillips Petroleum Company 5

bef. ca. 1942

Pasadena, TX

 
 

Phoenix Refinery 4

bef. ca. 1935

Located at Griggs Rd. at Manchester St., Harrisburg.

 
 

Pioneer Oil Company 4

bef. ca. 1935

 

 
 

Pure Oil Company 5

bef. ca. 1942

Located near Manchester St., Harrisburg and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

Satin Oil Company

ca. 1910 - late 1930's

"The Fire of the Salamander" Downtown Houston, Franklin @ Travis. 1st Oil Company in Houston.

 
 

Shell Petroleum Corporation 4, 5

 

aka Shell Oil, Deer Park, TX.

 
 

Sinclair 4, 5

ca. 1920

Sinclair Refinery on La Porte Freeway; 1967 - Sinclair Petrochemical in Channelview; Sinclair Houston HistorySinclair Corporate

 
 

Sinclair Petrochemical

ca. 1967

Sinclair Petrochemical in Channelview.

 
 

Southwestern Oil Company

ca. 1903

Located between Houston and Houston Heights ("Houstonians Were Quick to Capitalize on Opportunities of Oil," Houston Business Journal,  August 10, 2007 by Betty T. Chapman)

 
 

Standard Oil Company 5

bef. ca. 1942-

ca. 1942 - Barbours Cut, Morgan's Point, TX

 
 

Tenneco

 

 

 
 

Texaco

 

 

 
 

Texas Company Refinery 4

bef. ca. 1935

Galena Park, TX

 
 

Texas Fuel Company

ca. 1908

Organized by Joseph Cullinan soon after Spindletop, 1901.  The company was moved to Houston in ca. 1908.  He hired Jesse Jones to erect a building on Main Street for The Texas Company (now Texaco) which had taken over the assets of Texas Fuel Company. ("Houstonians Were Quick to Capitalize on Opportunities of Oil," Houston Business Journal,  August 10, 2007 by Betty T. Chapman)

 
 

Tidewater Oil Company 5

ca. 1942

Deer Park, TX

 
 

Warren Petroleum Company 5

ca. 1942

near Galena Park, TX

 

Chemical

 

 

 

 

 
 

Consolidated Chemical Industries, Inc. 5

bef. ca. 1942

Located near Manchester St., Harrisburg and Brady Island, on the Houston Channel.

 
 

Du Pont, La Porte

 

 

 
 

Humble Oil, Baytown

 

(aka Exxon, Exxon-Mobil, Enco, Esso, Humble)

 
 

Shell Chemical, Deer Park

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

Energy

 
 

Houston Lighting and Power

 

 

 
 

Entex

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Construction

 

Brown and Root

 

 

 
 

Mundy

 

 

 

Aviation

 

Hughs Aircraft

 

 

 
 

Houston International Airport

 

 

 
 

Braniff

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Military

 

Liberty Ships

 

 

 
 

San Jacinto Ordinance Depot and Ship Terminal

 

 

 

Retail

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Suppliers

 

R. B. Everett

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment

 

Metropolitian Theater

 

 

 
 

Drive in Theaters

 

 

 
 

Symphony

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Hotel

 

Rice Hotel

 

 

 
 

Shamrock Hilton

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Sports

 

Baseball (Colt 45's, college, high school, little league, etc.)

 

 

 
 

Football, Houston Oilers (George Blanda and Billy Cannon), Cougars, Rice, High School, etc.)

 

 

 
 

Swimming (Dad's Club, YMCA, Red Cross, Shamrock Hilton, etc...)

 

 

 
 

Track and Field

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

     

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