The first item is the Sugar Land column Ida Lee Krachala wrote for The Texas Coaster. It contained late-breaking news 63 years ago.
I can't identify the man in the next photo, but he's stacking bags of sugar in the 3-Bay Warehouse.
I can identify just one person in the next set of photos, which show residents in 'down-town' Sugar Land sometime during WWI.
|Three girls frolicking on the railroad tracks by the depot. (Actually, the are on a siding - the main track is on the other side of the depot.)|
|A mule cart on Brooks St. - the refinery is in the background.|
|Another dragster tearing down Brooks Street.|
The only person I can identify in the previous photos is the girl in the white dress standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. Her name was Rhoma Sallee Phipps Aven. I know very little about her, but I've seen her in several pictures of the WWI era. She is buried in the Morton Cemetery in Richmond. I found her on Find A Grave.
I'm not exactly sure about the next photo, but I think it was taken when Highway 90A became a paved, two-lane road in 1927. The unidentified men are probably state or county dignitaries.
|Far left is W. T. Eldridge, Sr. Third from right (in sweater) is Gus Ulrich, Sugarland Industries General Manager. Far right is W. G. Wirtz, Sr., Industries Chief Engineer.|