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

“The Gilmer Mirror”

 
 
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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.)
 
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 distance of this marker. 1925 Gilmer Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston Spoke Here
"The Gilmer Mirror" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. "The Gilmer Mirror" and Marker
(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); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croley Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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