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Lone Star in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

In Appreciation

Old Hughes Furnace

 
 
In Appreciation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
1. In Appreciation Marker
Inscription.  Half a century before the discovery of oil in Texas, the Old Hughes Furnace produced pig iron from the ores of East Texas. Manned by slave labor this old blast furnace made pig iron for the Confederation forces during the Civil War after which it was abandoned for lack of a market for is product.

Fifty years after historic Spindletop wrote the first glamorous pages in the fabulous history of the petroleum business in Texas, the Old Hughes Furnace had its counterpart in Lone Star Steel Company's completely integrated mill which was planned and built for the purpose of supplying the great Mid-Continent area with oil country tubular goods.

The continuing prosperity, expansion and stability of the oil business in Texas is traceable in large measures to conservation and progress programs ingeniously conceived and diligently promoted by members of he Texas Railroad Commission, governing body for he industry in this state.

In recognition of the outstanding contributions to the petroleum industry by

Judge Olin Culberson Hon. William J. Murray Gen. Ernest O. Thompson, Chairman,

This plaque was

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installed on the Old Hughes Furnace, which was recovered from its original site northeast of Hughes Springs, Texas, and restored on the grounds of Lone Star Steel Company as a symbol of the close relationship existing between two of the state's greatest industries of oil and steel.

Erected July 17, 1954
 
Erected 1954.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1954.
 
Location. 32° 55.133′ N, 94° 42.677′ W. Marker is in Lone Star, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is on Chapel Drive west of U.S. 259, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Star TX 75668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Hughes Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Site of Old Spearman's Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iron Bluff Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riley Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tarver's Ferry (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Coffeeville, C. S. A. (approx. 6.1 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Talley (approx. 6.1 miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Star.

 
In Appreciation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
2. In Appreciation Marker
Old Hughes Furnace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
3. Old Hughes Furnace
Old Hughes Furnace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
4. Old Hughes Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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