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

Longview Expands Its Influence

1960s

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Longview Expands Its Influence Marker
Inscription. The last decade of Longview's first hundred years was a time of historic and fundamental change. In 1962, the "slant hole" scandal brought unfavorable national attention to the East Texas Oil Field. (This illegal process actually pioneered technological advances that have led to increased oil and gas recovery throughout the world). In 1963, the city reached west of its own developed area and annexed the unincorporated community of Greggton, including much of the Pine Tree Independent School District. Construction of Loop 281 (begun in 1964) and Interstate Highway 20 (completed through Gregg County in 1968) helped decentralize the city's development.
Longview's major industrial addition of the decade was the Schlitz (later Stroh) brewery. The city continued its healthy population growth, boasting 46,744 residents at decade's end.
 
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 29.754′ N, 94° 44.2′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and Hoover 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.
 
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Longview Expands Its Influence 1960s image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Longview Expands Its Influence 1960s
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fabulous Fifties (here, next to this marker); Completing a Century of Development (here, next to this marker); Industry Accelerates Economic Growth (here, next to this marker); World War II & Its Aftermath (a few steps from this marker); A City That Grows (a few steps from this marker); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (a few steps from this marker); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (a few steps from this marker); Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Photo from marker.
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By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
4. Heritage Plaza Park
Heritage Plaza at intersection of Green & Methvin Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
5. Heritage Plaza at 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 176 times since then and 7 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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