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Museum of the Gulf Coast Collection - Pageant and CavOILCade Parade (1959)

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Silent | 1959

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  •  Processional begins 
  •  Winners are announced 
  •  Coronation 
  •  Congratulations 
  •  The parade 
  •  CavOILCade begins 
  •  Pageant winner’s float 
  •  Jaycees float 
  •  SS Port Arthur float 
  •  Amelia Jr. High 
  •  Attacapa Dancers 
  •  Kart club 
  •  Boat on land 
  •  JROTC 
  •  Ponies! 
  •  End of the parade 
 
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This home movie captures footage of the Queen’s Coronation for the 1959 CavOILCade festivities. The queen, Trinell Defour, was selected out of 43 contestants and rode in the parade the following day. The CavOILCade festivities celebrate the oil industry in southeast Texas.