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Museum of the Gulf Coast Collection - CavOILcade Parade (1956-7)

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Silent | 1957

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  •  Borden Dairy’s Elsie the Cow 
  •  The Port Arthur Retriever Club 
  •  Ships in the gulf 
  •  Marching band performing on a boat 
  •  1956 CavOILcade Queen, Darlene Jacobs, and her court 
  •  Strumming guitar for the spectators. Do you recognize the performer? Email us at info@texasarchive.org.  
  •  1957 CavOILcade Queen, Patsy Gerbens 
  •  Guided Missile Cruiser float 
  •  Texaco float 
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This home movie footage from the Museum of the Gulf Coast captures scenes from the 1956 and 1957 CavOILcade parades held in Port Arthur. The festival, which celebrates the oil industry in southeast Texas, featured musicians, school marching bands, and the CavOILcade Queen all riding on boats past their spectators before returning to land, as the parade traveled downtown. Rain forced the cancellation or postponement of some activities at the 1956 CavOILcade.