Details for The New Deal Era in Kilgore

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5183009983


Marker Number 9983
Atlas Number 5183009983
Marker Title The New Deal Era in Kilgore
Index Entry New Deal Era in Kilgore
Address 600 E. North St.
City Kilgore
County Gregg
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 324151
UTM Northing 3584551
Subject Codes parks; Federal programs
Marker Year 1993
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text After the discovery of oil here in the 1930s, this site was transformed into a makeshift tent city by thousands of people displaced by a deepening national depression. In an effort to control growth, city officials chose this site as the focus of an ambitious public works program in 1934. The park project, which included extensive rock work, was influenced by the planning and foresight of other Federal "New Deal" projects underway in Kilgore at the time (Kilgore Public Library and Kilgore College Administration Building). The park project was finished about 1936.

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