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AC174_HARRY_P_JIROU_PAPERSGeneral Type: Papers The Harry P. Jirou Papers AC -174 No Inventory Physical Description: 1 linear ft. Inclusive Dates: 1903-1949 Donor: Mary Katherine Jirou Daniels Harry P. Jirou (1883-1947) was a life long resident of Beaumont. He was a certified public accountant and engaged in the real estate business. Mr. Jirou also served twelve years as executive secretary of the community chest; in addition, Mr. Jirou was an avid photographer who took most of the now historical photographs of early Spindletop. Among his many civic functions, Mr. Jirou was a prominent boy scout leader where he was one of the few scout masters to receive the Scoutmaster's Key for outstanding work in all fields of a scout activities. In 1929, he was a leader of a group of sixteen scouts from Beaumont to attend the World Jamboree of scouts in Birkenhead, England. This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs (including a photograph of the first air plane in Beaumont), cattle brands, and memorabilia from Boy Scout Troop number six.