Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Bayou Texar Aerial …

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You see Bayview in the bottom left and Johnson’s Marina is on the other side to the right.  As you can see, the community center had not been built yet … it was just an area for swimming.  It is hard to believe that this area had so few houses in the 1950’s when this image was made.

Written by Frank Hardy

June 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

Posted in Bayou Texar

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  1. Bayou Texar (we called it the by-yo) was a popular swimming place for East Hill kids in the fifties. There was also a lot of water skiing in this area on weekends and even a ski jump at about this location in the picture.


    Bill Kreitlein

    August 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    • Bill … Thanks for all the comments. For the record, I went over the ski jump once and was lucky that I did not break my leg or my neck! Going up and over the ramp was the easy part … coming down and landing was a different story. I was fortunate to land on my rear and not my back, so everything was alright. The only smart thing I did was not to try it again. I had forgotten all about that until you mentioned that ramp in the Bayou across from Bayview Park. Please check back and thanks for the comments … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

  2. re bayou pic

    nicky boyd here – like this because it shows in the background the house my family had believe the address was 1004 bayou blvd = where the bonifys bought it from us – also re ak suter plays = i was in one as one of the three blind mice – i have video of it lol


    nicky boyd

    August 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

    • Nicky … I have several bags of negatives of fro Suter School Plays from back in the 1950’s. They are not in good shape and it is going to take me some time to get them ready and I really do not know how much time I have to put into them, but we will see. Thanks for the comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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