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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

"The Gilmer Mirror"

 
 
"The Gilmer Mirror" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. "The Gilmer Mirror" Marker
Inscription.  Oldest continuous business in this county. Founded as weekly, "Upshur County Democrat," Jan. 1, 1877. Early owners included W. C. Paul, the Rev. S. R. Chadick, and J. P. Hart, who named it "Texas Mirror" in 1882; "Gilmer Mirror," 1895. Owned since 1915 by family of George Tucker (1861-1934), veteran of journalism in New York and other cities. From 1916 to 1944 had a daily edition-- considered a record for a town this size. Russell H. Laschinger has been one of the publishers since 1924. Ray H. Greene is co-owner. After occupying various sites, firm erected this building 1941.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11313.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1877.
 
Location. 32° 43.733′ N, 94° 56.593′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on East Marshall Street east of Simpson Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Marshall Street, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
"The Gilmer Mirror" and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. "The Gilmer Mirror" and Marker
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distance of this marker. 1925 Gilmer Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston Spoke Here (about 300 feet away); Cherokee Trace (about 300 feet away); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (about 400 feet away); C.S.A. Leather Factories (about 500 feet away); The Looney School (about 500 feet away); Upshur County Bell (about 600 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 26, 2022