Longview 10K – 06/06/2015

It is a long drive out to East Texas so we didn’t get there to start the walk until 10:30am. It was already 80 degrees. 

The walk registration was at the Longview Police Department.

The memorial on the front lawn of the Longview Police Department honors those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

A  memorial on the front lawn of the Longview Police Department honors those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Longview Public Library

Longview Public Library

Walking down Cotton Street.

Walking down Cotton Street.

Lewis-Bivins House circa 1895.

Lewis-Bivins House circa 1895.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Art in a pocket park that reminded us of "pick up sticks"

Art in a pocket park that reminded us of “pick up sticks”

A bloody day (May 23, 1894) in early Longview. Bill Dalton, leader of armed gang presented a note for money at First National Bank. A gunfight erupted when Sheriff Jack Howard, City Marshall Mat Muckleroy and citizens resisted.

Interesting Historical Marker.

Gregg County Historical Museum.  Built in 1910 to house the Citizens National Bank, this structure is the only example of classical revival commercial architecture in Longview.

Gregg County Historical Museum. Built in 1910 to house the Citizens National Bank, this structure is the only example of classical revival commercial architecture in Longview.

Crochet decorated lamp post.

Crochet decorated lamp post.

WPA built Post Office.

WPA built Post Office.

WPA mural inside the post office.

WPA mural inside the post office.

First United Methodist Church.

First United Methodist Church.

We peeked inside.  Note the pipe organ behind the pulpit.

We peeked inside. Note the pipe organ behind the pulpit.

Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Tree that tried to eat a fence.

Tree had  tried to eat a fence.

Sarcophagus?

Sarcophagus?

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Band Stand in Teague Park

Band Stand in Teague Park

Teague family graveyard in Teague park.  Although they had 10 children, they have no living descendants today.

Teague family graveyard in Teague park. Although they had 10 children, they have no living descendants today.

Pond in Teague Park.

Pond in Teague Park.

One of several veteran's memorial under construction in Teague park.

One of several veteran’s memorial under construction in Teague park.

Turtles sunning themselves in the pond.

Turtles sunning themselves in the pond.

Merchant Marine Marker

Merchant Marine Marker

The walk continued into the Nuggett residential area which is a National Historical District.  The first pictures are of just one house and the yard around it.

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The neighboring houses while impress  don’t have the yards that this one does.

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Leaving the Nuggett area we head back toward the start/finish at the police station.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Confederate Monument on Courthouse Lawn.

Confederate Monument on Courthouse Lawn.

Gregg County has had three courthouses: 1879, 1897 and 1932.  This current one was built by the WPA.

Gregg County has had three courthouses: 1879, 1897 and 1932. This current one was built by the WPA.

A more modern war memorial.

A more modern war memorial.

Not sure what the mural represents.

Not sure what the mural represents.

It was 92 degrees when we finished the walk! We enjoyed our tour of the interesting city of Longview!

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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