Tyler Texas Postcard Collection: East Texas Oil & Gas Operations
Postcards represent yet another media, in addition to text, stories and photographs, that enables us to visualize, and remember, the past.
Knowing the value that such cards possess in documenting the past of Tyler and East Texas, we have assembled a small collection of historic postcards, and present them on this website.
Thus, this section attempts to build a more complete collection depicting the architecture of Tyler and East Texas during the first 50-60 years of the 20th Century. It is hoped that its availability will provide another media contributing to the enjoyment and edification of those of you with East Texas connections.
The East Texas oil and gas industry dates from the 1930s, and continues to this day to be an important part of the economy and job market of Tyler and other cities and towns.
Oil derricks, downtown, Kilgore, Texas
The four lane highway U.S. 80 showing oil wells, Gladewater, Texas
Bird's eye view of oil wells and business section, Gladewater,Texas
Oil field, Longview, Texas
Oil field near Tyler, Texas
Booth's Tourist Court, Longview, Texas, on U.S. 80
"Center of Largest Oil Field in the World"
90 modern cottages - free radio - fans & garage - reasonable rates - second guest free
(from the collection of the author)
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