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Old 07-10-2011, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Marshall is a city in Harrison County in the northeastern corner of Texas. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Marshall was about 23,935, even though at one time it was well over 50,000. Marshall is also referred to by various nicknames; the Cultural Capital of East Texas, the Gateway of Texas, the Athens of Texas. It is also the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie. And was one of the most prominent African American cities in the past and esp. in Texas. More specifically Marshall is located in the Piney Woods area of east Texas full of rolling hills, Lush trees, and red dirt. Welcome to the Southern South.


[SIZE="4"]DOWNTOWN MARSHALL[/SIZE]


[SIZE="3"]Historical Courthouse[/SIZE]















[SIZE="3"]Some artsy building downtown[/SIZE]































[SIZE="3"]Now were going outside of Downtown to the old train station[/SIZE]















[SIZE="3"]Cruising thru some of the historical black neighborhoods that my family grew up in [/SIZE]





[SIZE="3"]Green in the city limits[/SIZE]
































[SIZE="3"]Wiley College Historical Black College[/SIZE]










































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Old 07-10-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Lake Kimble, TX.
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Great pictures, and thanks for sharing them with us. I especially like the old, Victorian architecture homes and it's sad to see them in disrepair. I go through Marshall three or four time a year via I-20, and need to stop and see the sights next time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I went to college here but apparently didn't explore the city enough. I was surprised by these pics. Marshall also has one of the best Christmas light displays of East Texas.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Used to live there, I wouldn't describe it as a cultural capitol but whatever...I actually recognize several of the residences shown in those pictures.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Used to live there, I wouldn't describe it as a cultural capitol but whatever...I actually recognize several of the residences shown in those pictures.
Cultural Capitol of East Texas. Marshall was one of the most important cities in Texas in the past. And was def. the most important and prosperous city in East Texas up untill the 1970's when it started to decline. The Marshall of today is not the marshall it once was. Most of my family hails out of Marshall and I can tell you that it's past is its best feature. I didn't say Cultural capitol of the world or Texas. Just of East Texas.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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Good shot here. Makes it look very European. I love it.



And I did not know that boogie woogie originated in East Texas. Very interesting trivia.

It should also be pointed out that Marshall was a very important city of the Confederacy.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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Is Marshall part of the Shreveport and Longview metro area
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:05 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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That is not really a Metro area but I guess you could say so. Marshall is about halfway between them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Thanks for posting those photos. We used to visit Jefferson quite a bit, sometimes during the holidays and would drive down to Marshall to see the Christmas lights downtown. Do they still do that?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Thanks for posting those photos. We used to visit Jefferson quite a bit, sometimes during the holidays and would drive down to Marshall to see the Christmas lights downtown. Do they still do that?
Yeah they still do it. Although I heard they cut back on some of the lights so it's not as big as it use to be. It's one of Marshall's main attractions. I use to love it as a kid
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