Camp's Ferry was established in 1855 to cross the Sabine River. L.B.Camp, whom the ferry is named after, located the crossing on a portion of the 640 acres he purchased for $1000. Mr. Camp was authorized to charge a person on foot 10’ to cross the . . . — — Map (db m179765) HM
In the rodeo circuit, Deb put Gladewater on the map. She rodeoed all over the world with her barrel racing horse. Brown. Brown was crippled when Deb got him but the two of them went on to the PRCA National Finals eleven consecutive times. She was . . . — — Map (db m179706) HM
The #610 Texas & Pacific steam locomotive rolled through Gladewater on May 13, 1873. Land for the railroad was acquired in 1870 from Mr. & Mrs. Anderson White with the provision that the Texas & Pacific Railroad Company survey the surrounding land . . . — — Map (db m179764) HM
Edgar Lathgro Walker of Tennessee wed Nannie E. Lewis, a native of Kentucky, in 1891. The couple later brought their two young daughters, Lena and Alma, to Gladewater to visit E.L.'s brother, William, and they decided to stay. Their third daughter, . . . — — Map (db m136256) HM
Elvis Presley booked one of his first shows in Texas at the Mint Club in Gladewater on November 22, 1954 with the assistance of KSIJ DJ Tom Perryman. Elvis would continue to book shows throughout East Texas, while staying with the Perryman family . . . — — Map (db m179696) HM
The W. E. Nunnelee Bus Lines began passenger service from Tyler to Gladewater and Mt. Pleasant in March 1925; later added buses from Tyler to Henderson and Nacogdoches. Twenty-six vehicles were operated over the 205 miles. These included 7-passenger . . . — — Map (db m136243) HM
Developed as a railroad town in the 1870s, Gladewater grew slowly but steadily in the first decades of its existence. In 1922, twelve adults and two children led by the Rev. H.T. Perritte of Longview met in Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Godfrey's home to . . . — — Map (db m139125) HM
Built 1890 on site purchased 1884 by William Emmett and Mary R. Foshee. He was a native of Alabama and she was a member of the pioneer Shepperd family of Upshur County. Eight children were born to this couple.
Lumber for house was sawed at . . . — — Map (db m139096) HM
Gemmette Shepperd was the son of one of the founding families of Gladewater. The families arrived prior to 1850 to the settlement that would later become Gladewater. Some of the first families include the Camp. Armstrong, Dean, Phillips and . . . — — Map (db m179708) HM
Founded as St. Clair, about 3 miles east. Moved to present site on Glade Creek and T&P Railway, 1872. Population grew from 500 to 7000 after oil was discovered in 1931. It became hub of production and refining operations.
Manufacturing, . . . — — Map (db m33490) HM
Timber, water, game attracted prehistoric man. Rich soil farmed since 1300 A.D. Spanish explorer visited 1788. Included in Mexican and Republic of Texas Land Grants once occupied by Caddo and Cherokee Indians.
Farmers, lumbermen settled during . . . — — Map (db m161084) HM
On November 15, 1900, twenty master masons, many from Longview Masonic Lodge No. 404, presented a petition to form a separate lodge. On April 19, 1901, Grand Master Nat M. Washer issued the dispensation, and Daniel Washington Wood served as First . . . — — Map (db m139119) HM
The Gladewater Post Office was established August 22. 1873. After being located in several downtown buildings, an effort, spearheaded by several Gladewater citizens, was backed by Congressman Lindley Beckworth to have money appropriated for a new . . . — — Map (db m179768) HM
James "Hawk Shaw" Hawkins was one of Gladewater's more colorful characters during the 1950's and 60's. He ran night clubs and gambling establishments all over East Texas while staying one step ahead of the local law enforcement.
Many of his . . . — — Map (db m179797) HM
A native of Gladewater, John Ben Shepperd began a law practice in Longview soon after his graduation from the University of Texas Law School in 1941. After service in World War II, he gained prominence as national president of the Jaycees. His . . . — — Map (db m139132) HM
I wrote the song (I Walk the Line) backstage one night in 1956 in Gladewater, Texas. I was newly married at the time, and I suppose I was laying out my pledge of devotion."
"In the dressing room at Gladewater I was sitting with Carl Perkins, . . . — — Map (db m179697) HM
Manual T. Gonzaulles had Spanish roots. His gray-green eyes troubled men who had something to hide. His mere presence was enough to cause a minor exodus of bad men. He acted as judge, jury and jailer; there, the motto "One riot - One Ranger" . . . — — Map (db m179709) HM
When John Kettle Armstrong and his wife Sarah bought 160 acres here in 1844, they were among the first settlers. Sarah died in 1856 and Armstrong set aside this tract for a cemetery. Tradition says the Armstrong slaves were interred outside the . . . — — Map (db m139092) HM
Rosedale Cemetery was established by John Kittle Armstrong in 1856 as a family cemetery. The first burial was Sarah Armstrong, his wife. The cemetery association was established in 1911 and, in 1932, signed an oil lease with McFarland Oil Company . . . — — Map (db m179766) HM
Gladewater was incorporated on March 19, 1931 after two previous attempts had failed, one in 1873, the year the town was founded. The incorporation was a result of the discovery of oil and the need for an organized form of government. The city . . . — — Map (db m179794) HM
On April 7, 1931 this wildcat well drilled by Selby Oil and Gas Co. of Tulsa, OK. came-in at 1000 barrels an hour. Located in the Sabine River bottom a mile south of town, it connected Gladewater to the vast East Texas Oil Field stretching from . . . — — Map (db m139134) HM
The notorious Bonnie & Clyde had several ties to Gladewater during the years of their crime spree. Bonnie's brother & sister-in-law, Hubert "Buster" & Edith Parker, lived in Gladewater at the time. Edith Parker introduced the two "love-birds" to . . . — — Map (db m179763) HM