Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Longview Charters First Industry in Texas
Other manufacturing soon followed, including a box factory (whose whistle timed the daily lives of residents for at least 40 years), the Longview Mattress and Bedding Company, and the East Texas Pottery Company. Longview Iron Works produced gasoline engines, sawmill machinery and general foundry products.
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
Location. 32° 29.743′ N, 94° 44.205′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and East Methvin Street, on the left when traveling north on North Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (here, next to this marker); The End of the Beginning (here, next to this marker); The Good Old Days (a few steps from this marker); Rails, Timber and Cotton Bring Growth (a few steps from this marker); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (a few steps from this marker); "Dolly" — Longview's First Fire Engine (a few steps from this marker); World War II & Its Aftermath (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on Kelly Plow Company. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.