Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The End of the Beginning
However, Longview experienced economic instability. Cotton profits declined due to soil exhaustion and pests such as the boll weevil, and the lumber industry suffered as local timber was depleted. In January 1929, the Texas & Pacific moved its division offices and shops to Mineola, taking away 700 families. Then came the Great Depression.
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
Location. 32° 29.745′ N, 94° 44.207′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of 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. Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (here, next to this marker); Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (here, next to this marker); Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys (here, next to this marker); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (a few steps from this marker); "Dolly" — Longview's First Fire Engine (a few steps from this marker); A City That Grows (a few steps from this marker); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (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.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association on Longview. (Submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.