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The Joseph Serio Photographs contain photos of the Circle Trailer Park, located on 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas. The Park was established by the Serio family in the 1950s, and continues to this day. The set includes photos from the Park’s opening, and it also includes later photos dated from the year 2000. The Circle Trailer Park also has a grocery store on its premises, called “Fertitta’s Finer Foods, Inc.”  The Fertitta family founded the Texas Coffee Company in Beaumont in 1921. Charles J. Fertitta, Sr., opened his company in a single room in the back of the Crescent Market on Magnolia Street.  In 1926, he partnered with Joseph S. Serio and R. C. Maceo, and they moved the growing business to a larger facility. In addition to selling Seaport Coffee, they also manufacture TexJoy spices.

Texas Coffee Company is still located on Martin Luther King Parkway (formerly Port Arthur Road) in Beaumont.

 
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