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Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Martin Wagon Company

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, February 5, 2010
1. Site of Martin Wagon Company Marker
Inscription.  David Webster Martin (d. 1916) and his two sons opened a small wagon shop here in 1908. An inventor and designer, Martin developed various wagons for use in the lumber industry. In partnership with B.L. Zeagler, he incorporated the operation as the Martin Wagon Company in 1910. The business continued to prosper until the 1930s, when the depression caused decreases in demand for timber related products. Later acquired by the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Co., renamed Lufkin Industries in 1970, it became the basis of the company's trailer division.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8713.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 31° 20.295′ N, 94° 43.545′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lufkin Avenue and South Fourth Street, on the right when traveling west on East Lufkin Avenue. Across the street from the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Steve Gustafson, February 5, 2010
2. Site of Martin Wagon Company Marker
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at or near this postal address: 315 East Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angelina County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerr's Inc. (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Rehearsal Hall for The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. ¼ mile away); Calder (Cotton) Square (approx. ¼ mile away); KRBA-AM Radio Station (approx. ¼ mile away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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