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  • Orange in the 1950s-What a Town!

    Mike Louviere, For the Record|Updated Apr 13, 2021
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    Orange, Texas in the 1950s was a great place to be a kid. Orange had a burst of prosperity during the World War II years and an explosion of population due to the shipbuilding for the war effort. Building warships had ceased but storing them was beginning. The U.S. Navy had built an inactive storage base in Orange and retired warships were being brought into Orange, along with Navy personnel. The shipyards still had business but were downsized a bit. New industry was coming to...

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