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Site of James S. Hogg Newspaper

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2019
1. Site of James S. Hogg Newspaper Marker
Inscription.  Texas' first native governor (1891-1895), James Stephen Hogg, founded here in 1871 his first newspaper, the Longview "News". He was then 20 years old.

In his paper Hogg was a strong supporter of educational and governmental improvements for Longview. He campaigned against radical Reconstruction policies, railroad subsidies, lawlessness.

This venture, following earlier apprentice news work, showed Hogg's alertness, self-confidence. He was a publisher for 3 years.

This experience developed his qualities of leadership and led to later success as a statesman.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14907.)
 
Location. 32° 29.652′ N, 94° 44.329′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on North Fredonia Street north of East Cotton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 North Fredonia Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Then Came the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); When Mule Power Moved People

Site of James S. Hogg Newspaper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2019
2. Site of James S. Hogg Newspaper Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dalton Gang's Last Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Subsistence to Cash Crops (about 300 feet away); Banking — The Final Ingredient (about 400 feet away); Everett Building (about 400 feet away); Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station (about 500 feet away); Timber – The First Industry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Jim Hogg. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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James Stephen "Big Jim" Hogg (March 24, 1851 – March 3, 1906) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
3. James Stephen "Big Jim" Hogg (March 24, 1851 – March 3, 1906)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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