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Site of Martin Wagon Company

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, February 5, 2010
1. Site of Martin Wagon Company Marker
Inscription. David Webster Martin (d. 1916) and his two sons opened a small wagon shop here in 1908. An inventor and designer, Martin developed various wagons for use in the lumber industry. In partnership with B.L. Zeagler, he incorporated the operation as the Martin Wagon Company in 1910. The business continued to prosper until the 1930s, when the depression caused decreases in demand for timber related products. Later acquired by the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co., renamed Lufkin Industries in 1970, it became the basis of the company's trailer division.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8713.)
 
Location. 31° 20.295′ N, 94° 43.545′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lufkin Avenue and South Fourth Street, on the right when traveling west on East Lufkin Avenue. Click for map. Across the street from the fire station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 East Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr's Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Angelina County
Site of Martin Wagon Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 5, 2010
2. Site of Martin Wagon Company Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calder (Cotton) Square (approx. mile away); KRBA-AM Radio Station (approx. mile away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lufkin.
 
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