Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Harmon General Hospital
Major M.K. Moulding succeeded Colonel Emerson as commanding officer. 200 inmates of the prisoner of war camp at Fannin were assigned in May 1945 to work at the hospital. The facility closed when the last of the 25,000 wartime patients left in Dec. 1945.
The hospital attracted wide community support. The Garden Study Club of Longview landscaped much of the grounds. Their projects included an “allee of crepe myrtle” planted along the
LeTourneau College now (1976) occupies the site.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9964.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1942.
Location. 32° 28.007′ N, 94° 43.778′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of Glaske Drive and Stegall Drive, on the right when traveling north on Glaske Drive. Marker is inside the main entrance to LeTourneau University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview TX 75602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Gilmour LeTourneau (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Inch Pipeline (approx. 1.1 miles away); Longview Junction (approx. 1.9 miles away); Longview Train Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Longview (approx. 1.9 miles away); When Mule Power Moved People (approx. 2 miles away); Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station (approx. 2 miles away); King Cotton (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Also see . . . Harmon General Hospital. Handbook (Submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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