Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Rehearsal Hall for The Hoo Hoo Band
At the turn of the century, a group of Lufkin men organized a town brass band. It later became known as the Hoo Hoo Band after representing Texas at a national convention of the Order of Hoo Hoo, an organization of American and Canadian lumbermen. In addition to concerts in nearby Cotton (Calder) Square, the band performed at various events and also directed such civic projects as the formation of the town's fire department. Inactive by the 1920s when school bands became popular, the Hoo Hoo Band remains a symbol of Lufkin's early civic pride and quality of life.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7005.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment.
Location. 31° 20.352′ N, 94° 43.762′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Lufkin Avenue near Cotton Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Kerr's Inc. (here, next to this marker); Calder (Cotton) Square (within shouting distance of this marker); KRBA-AM Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Angelina County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. 4. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.