TEXAS: City Rebuilt

No U.S. city knows more about death & destruction than bustling little (pop. 25,000) Texas City, Texas. When two nitrate-laden freighters exploded on its waterfront one sunshiny April day in 1947, most of Texas City's oil refineries and chemical plants were left a mass of twisted ruins; more than 1,000 houses were damaged; 512 persons were killed, 8,000 injured.

Last week Texas City could boast that it was bigger & better than ever. To symbolize the fact, city fathers gathered to dedicate a brand-new 55-acre park with a $200,000 swimming pool. In the course of the dedication, they pointed out...

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