Longview (Postcard History) by Van Craddock

By Van Craddock

located within the East Texas Piney Woods, Longview was once verified in 1870 whilst O. H. Methvin deeded land to the Southern Pacific to construct a railroad station. The village turned the county seat of Gregg County in 1873 and quick prospered as a rail, cotton, and production middle. the invention of the East Texas Oil box in 1930�1931 published that Longview sat in the midst of the world�s biggest pool of petroleum. The increase had started! this present day Longview is domestic to just about 80,000 citizens. the town that debts itself as �Real East Texas� is a producing, clinical, and academic middle and residential to such occasions because the nice Texas Balloon Race and AlleyFest arts festival.

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