1927 The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 50
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50 THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
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nomenat yield. These high yields were
made by scientific farming and soil
building over a period of years. There
was during 1926 a commercial movement
from this territory of the following crops:
Cotton, corn, sweet potatoes, watermel-
ons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, beans and
peas, peaches, strawberries, blackberries,
spinach, asparagus, cucumbers, cabbage,
onions, pears, apples, plums, pecans,
grapes and some smaller crops.
The mineral resources of this section
are potentially great. There is some oil
production, and it was from this territory
near Nacogdoches that the first oil in
Texas was discovered. There has been
some production from the vicinity of
Jefferson intermittently for many years,
and there are producing gas fields in
Harrison County supplying several East
On the western border of this belt is
the Corsicana-Powell petroleum field, one
of the heaviest producers in the United
States during recent years and the second
oldest oil field in the State.
The northern half of the great lignite
bed of Texas lies in East Texas and there
are a dozen or more mines.producing for
the general market. -In addition- there
has been constructed recently at Trinidad,
Henderson County, a giant power plant
for the utilization of lignite in powdered
form for the manufacture of power which
is distributed over a wide area over
transmission lines. Recent discoveries
that greatly increase the availability of
lignite as an industrial fuel will probably
greatly increase the utilization of these
inexhaustible beds of fuel that cover a
wide area in the central and northern end
of the East Texas belt.
Excellent iron ores are found in this
territory and there has been- some effort
at utilization which failed largely be-
cause of lack of a good coal for making
coke. The iron ore deposits lie in the o1w
hills of Cherokee, Rusk, Harrison, Ma-
rion, Casg and other counties of this ter-
ritory. The increase in population and
industrial development in Texas will un-
doubtedly witness the eventual utilization
of this iron.
Some of the larger cities of East Texas
are Marshall, Tyler, Jacksonville,. Long-
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1927 The Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1927~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123785/m1/54/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.