Longview Pop. 75,271 Alt. 339

General -Cargill Long Park Trail

Seat of Gregg County, settled early 1800s. Rapid development by planters from the Old South after 1850. Named in 1870 by surveyors for Texas & Pacific Railroad, impressed by long-distance view from village. Discovery of oil in 1930s more than tripled population of 6,000. Today city is dynamic industrial center claiming over 200 manufacturing firms as well as agriculture area; is loading end of the "Big Inch" petroleum products pipeline. Home of LeTourneau University.

For information, visit the Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau at 410 N. Center St. Longview, TX 75606, or call 903/753-3281.

Cargill Long Park

Two and one half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native plants.  Signed exercise stations, benches, picnic tables, playground, handicapped access.  Open daily 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., on Hollybrook Street one block west of U.S. 259; northeast edge of city south of Loop 281.

R. G. LeTourneau Museum

Houses many of famed industralist's patents and business artifacts; some of his early earth-moving equipment on display. On LeTourneau University campus in R.G. LeTourneau Memorial Student Building. 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Campus tours also available; contact campus tour director, 903/233-3675.

Longview Museum and Arts Center

Permanent collection of contemporary and regional American artists; changing exhibits. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 102 W. College Ave. Occasionally closed when preparing special exhibits. Tel. (903)753- 8103.

Lone Star Speedway

Saturday night races feature I.M.C.A. modifieds, dirt south late models, and hot stocks.  A three-eighth mile, high bank clay oval track serves a challenging course for drivers.  Races every Saturday night, March through October.  Gates open 6:00 p.m. Racing starts 8:00 p.m.  Take I-20 at F.M. 2207.   Telephone: 903/984-3699.  Admission.

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