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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Completing a Century of Development

1970

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Completing a Century of Development Marker
Inscription. The decade of the 1970s saw complete integration of the Longview Independent School District. For the first time, African-Americans were elected to the Gregg County Commissioners Court, City Council and School Board. In May 1970, Longview celebrated its centennial with a ten-day festival involving a large segment of the population. As the decade unfolded, plans were under way for a new Longview High School campus, civic center, historical museum, oil museum and shopping mall.
After one hundred years, Longview had outgrown its comfortable image as a small town. Boasting such amenities as a symphony orchestra, ballet theater and art museum, the far-sighted community had come a long way from its humble beginning of "100 Acres of Heritage."
 
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 29.755′ N, 94° 44.202′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Green Street and Hoover Street, on the right when traveling south 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. Industry Accelerates Economic Growth (here,
Completing a Century of Development 1970 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Completing a Century of Development 1970
next to this marker); Longview Expands Its Influence (here, next to this marker); The Fabulous Fifties (here, next to this marker); A City That Grows (a few steps from this marker); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (a few steps from this marker); World War II & Its Aftermath (a few steps from this marker); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (a few steps from this marker); The End of the Beginning (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Centennial celebration. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Centennial celebration.
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By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
4. Heritage Plaza Park
Heritage Plaza dedication plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
5. Heritage Plaza dedication plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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