By Dr. Archie P. McDonald (2008)

This book focuses on the early economic development of Port Arthur and southern Jefferson County including investments and projects spearheaded by Arthur Stilwell and John Gates.  It begins with the pre-Civil War settlements and works its way forward dealing with its three titular themes.


Water, Rails, and Oil: Historic Mid and South Jefferson County

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