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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys

1910s

 
 
Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys Marker
Inscription. Although J. Garland Pegues had established the City Garage (later Pegues-Hurst Ford), all roads leading in and out of Longview remained dirt wagon tracks. Railroads continued to be the city's lifeline. In 1910, there were 18 daily passenger trains. Beginning in 1911, Longview's rail center image was boosted with formation of a fourth line, the Port Bolivar & Iron Ore railroad. The Santa Fe took over the line in 1914. Decades later, the PB&IO right-of-way within Longview was developed as Cargill Long Park.

In 1912, electric trolleys replaced the city's mule-drawn streetcars. Local industry included Graham Manufacturing Company's box factory, producing containers for shipping fruits and vegetables. R.G. Brown's saw and lumber mills, as well as a large planing mill operated by Castleberry & Flewellen, provided local employment.
 
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 29.744′ N, 94° 44.204′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and East Methvin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Green Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys 1910s image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys 1910s
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (here, next to this marker); The End of the Beginning (here, next to this marker); Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (here, next to this marker); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (a few steps from this marker); World War II & Its Aftermath (a few steps from this marker); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (a few steps from this marker); The Good Old Days (a few steps from this marker); Rails, Timber and Cotton Bring Growth (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on Longview. (Submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles
 
Photo from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Photo from marker.
Heritage Plaza Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
4. Heritage Plaza Park
Intersection of Green & Methvin Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
5. Intersection of Green & Methvin Streets
Heritage Plaza dedication plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
6. Heritage Plaza dedication plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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