Port Aransas

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Port Aransas, known colloquially as Port A, is on Mustang Island, one of the Texas barrier islands. This community grew from the seed of El Mar Rancho, the homestead an Englishman established for his family in 1855—the name Port Aransas was adopted in 1910. The evolution of Port A includes the guiding of sport fishermen to the hard-fighting tarpon fish, bouncing back from five major hurricanes, and the development of tourism that has made the town a nationally sought out destination. Despite all of the changes that have visited Port Aransas, the pace there still conforms to "island time." Indeed, a number of images in this book were selected for how they portray that unique quality of life.
ISBN: 9780738579603
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A longtime visitor to Port A, J. Guthrie Ford, Ph.D., retired to the area a decade ago from a career in higher education. He helped create the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association and authored the Port Aransas History Series, a collection of four history volumes. Mark Creighton, a Cornell graduate, arrived in Port Aransas from the New Jersey shore in 1982. His efforts to digitize historical Mustang Island and Port A images have created an archive in excess of 8,000 images. The vast majority of the images in this book are from that archive.
More About This Book