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The Dow Chemical Collection - Organic Laboratory Annual Picnic (1955)

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

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This home movie from July 1955 captures the annual picnic for Dow Chemical’s Organic Laboratory in Lake Jackson. Some attendees perform skits for their colleagues and families, from vaudeville sketches and dramatic readings to dance routines and musical numbers.
Dow Chemical, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is one of the world’s largest chemical companies with numerous plants and facilities all over the world. Dow Chemical’s involvement in Texas began in 1940 with the construction of the Freeport Plant in Freeport, Texas. This plant was primarily tasked with extracting magnesium from sea water, a much needed resource America's military effort in World War II. The development of the city of Lake Jackson, which served as a home for Dow employees, coincided with the construction of the Freeport Plant and as such share a mutual history. Dow Chemical in Freeport became part of a larger transformation of the Texas Coast into a major center of the oil and chemical industry.