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

Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band

 
 
Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
1. Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band Marker
Inscription. 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.)
 
Location. 31° 20.337′ N, 94° 43.693′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kerr's Inc. (here, next to this marker); Calder (Cotton) Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (about 500 feet away); KRBA-AM Radio Station
The Hoo Hoo Band and Kerr's Inc. Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
2. The Hoo Hoo Band and Kerr's Inc. Markers
(about 500 feet away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (about 600 feet away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Angelina County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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