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Monday, August 24, 2015

More People of Old Sugar Land

Congratulations to Dulles High's Class of '65, who celebrated their 50th anniversary last weekend.  I wonder if they remembered the words to the school song without cheat sheets?

Dulles Class of '65 at their 50th anniversary.

I want to thank JoAnn Cangelosi Hargrove (DHS '65) for scanning and sending me the following two photos of her parents.  In late November or early December of 1951, her parents set up a promotional display for their Stafford hardware store in the lobby of The Palms Theater.  As you can see from the sign, they gave away a new refrigerator as part of the promotion.
 Doris Durdin, County Extension Agent on the left with Carmaline Cangelosi in the lobby of The Palms Theater, 1951. (Photo courtesy of JoAnn Cangelosi Hargrove)
 Carmaline and Pete Cangelosi, Sr. in the lobby of The Palms Theater, 1951. (Photo Courtesy of JoAnn Cangelosi Hargrove)

I'm going to make a wild guess, but I think the last picture shows the east side of the lobby.  The refreshment stand is out of view on the right.  The hallway behind the Cangelosis leads to an entrance ramp into the auditorium.  On the left side of the hallway, just opposite the ramp, is the door to the men's restroom.  The women's powder room is on the left of the photo.

Thank you JoAnn! 

The next photo is undated, but it comes from the early 20th century.  It shows a Packing Department worker filling a barrel of sugar, when barrels were still a major mode of packaging.
The following photo shows the dedication service of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mayfield Park, in 1955.  Eunice Thomas is pinning a corsage on Mrs. W. H. Louviere, Sr.  Heywood Davis and Bertha Davis are on the left. W. H. Louviere, Sr. is seated to the right of his wife, but I can't identify anyone else.
The next photo shows the Dulles High School band, led by Director Jim Gary, at the opening of the Sugar Land Post Office on Brooks Street in the Spring of 1967.  I recognize lots of knuckleheads in this picture, including myself.

Traces of Texas posted the following photo on Facebook recently.  It's in the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation collection.  We have a second photo taken in the same 'shoot,' which you see below.
I'm not absolutely certain, but I think two of these young women are sisters Alice and Rhoma Phipps.  Alice married Bob Storm and Rhoma married William Aven.  I don't have any clues on the other two, or when and where the photo was taken.  I know Rhoma was born in 1898, so I'll guess 1914 to 1916.