Captain Morgan's Treasure Chest, 1310 Alpine Road(1 1/2 blocks north of Hwy 80) Storage locker treasures, low prices on furniture, appliances and more. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8a-6p. (903) 918-2805.
Greggton Antique Mall, 3422 W. Marshall (HWY 80), Longview 75604, (903) 759-9491.
Still need 6 more vendors for the Hiway 80 Sale in Gladewater, TX. We are setting up in the lot next to the Wild West Salon in Gladewater, it is about 3/4 miles from 271.
$20.00/space per day spaces are 20" x 18' approximately. Please text Michael Underhill 903-805-2257 or Maria Tateo @ 443-415-5623 for added information or leave a message in the comments below. . Spaces will be by first come first serve basis. This is a great location to set up in and spaces are not small. (April 2015)
Gladewater, TX - Church wide garage sale! Gladewater Bible Church/ Memorial Baptist-115 Money St. ( located right off of 80, on loop behind McKaig Chevrolet car dealership and across from Brookshires.) The sale will be in the gym and it is FILLED with any items you can think of large or small! Furniture, kitchen items, collectors items such as baseball cards/ model cars, clothes for all, crafts, pictures, baby items, etc! Etc! Friday April 17 from noon until 6 and Saturday April 18 from 8 am on! Come see us! (April 2015)
Fun Facts about Longview:
James Stephen Hogg Founded the Longview News – Longview’s first paper – when he is only 20 years old. Hogg later serves as governor of Texas from 1891-1895
1871 – Longview is incorporated in May, The first community in Gregg County to do so. A post office is established in
1871 as well.
1872 – The International Railroad builds a connection between Longview and Palestine, The city of Kilgore is founded
the same year.
1894 – May 23, Bill Dalton leads his famous Dalton posse into Longview and holds up the First National Bank. A gunfight
pursues, killing three local men and one outlaw.
1920 – Longview Rotary Club is organized.
1925 – The W.E. Nunnelee Bus Line is the first franchised motor bus line in Texas when it begins to offer passenger
service from Tyler to Gladewater and Mount Pleasant in March.
1929 – The five story Gregg Hotel, the hotel to be owned and operated by Conrad Hilton, is constructed in downtown
Longview. The site of the historic hotel is now the location of Heritage Plaza, where the history of Longview is
often the site of musical performances and other community events.
1930 – October, Columbus Marion “Dad” brings in the Bradford No. 3 oil well in Rusk County.
1931 – January, oil is discovered at 3,587 feet at J.K. Lathrop lease near Longview Texas and begins producing 18,000
barrels a day.
1932 – The current Gregg County Courthouse is constructed in downtown Longview.
1937 – In June, oil is discovered at the Mrs. Bess Johnson-Adams & Hale No. 1 well in the city of Kilgore, leading to the
location of 24 wells on 10 lots at the “World’s Richest Acre” at Commerce and Main Streets.
1938 – In May, the first official Gladewater Round Up Rodeo is held in Gladewater.
1945 – In June, Gregg County Airport is completed south of Longview.
1950 – Robert Newhouse, a member of the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1983 and the third all time leading rusher in team
history, is born in Longview on January 9, 1950.
1954 – Lake Gladewater is constructed to provide recreation for city residents.
1958 – The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is created by the Junior Service League of Longview.
1959 – Good Shepherd Hospital assumes the operations of Gregg Memorial Hospital from the Gregg County
1964-1968 – Interstate Hwy 20 is constructed through Gregg County.
1965 – The City of Canton buys 6 acres to be used for First Monday Trade Days.
1966- Schlitz brewery and container factory is built in Longview.
1976 – Construction of Longview’s current City Hall and Longview High School are completed.
1978 – The Great Texas Balloon Race begins at the Longview Mall. The Balloon Race is now held at the East Texas
Regional Airport each summer.
1980 – Longview’s Regional Hospital is founded to offer health-care services for a growing area population.
1982 – The Historic Jefferson Foundation begins presenting its annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in
Jefferson during December.
1984 – Maude Cobb Activity Center opens in Longview.
1985 – Northeast Texas Community College holds its first classes ever.
1986 – Christopher “Chris” Davis, a first baseman for the Texas Rangers, is born March, 17, 1986, in Longview Texas.
1992 – TSTC Marshall opens on U.S. 59, less than two miles from I-20.
1995 – In December, Neiman Marcus opens a 420,000-square-foot national distribution center in Longview.
2000 – University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center opens its doors.
2003 – A new all-aluminum rodeo arena is constructed in Gladewater at a cost of $1 million.