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[Robert G. LeTourneau]

Description: Photograph of Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. LeTourneau is pictured with military personnel and leaders on top of one of his self-designed machines. LeTourneau is wearing a dark suit, and he is waving his right hand in the air.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Tournapull]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries Tournapull, a massive piece of machinery designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. The machine was used to clear land for massive projects. This Tournapull was used to aid in the Hansen Dam project in San Fernando, California. LeTourneau used thirteen Tournapulls, a fleet of Carryalls and many bulldozers for this project. The LeTourneau crane is visible in the background of the photo, to the left of the Tournapull.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Kilgore College Rangerettes at Harmon Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the Kilgore College Rangerettes marching outside of Harmon Hospital in Longview, Texas. The girls are performing for injured soldiers at the hospital.
Date: 1942~
Creator: Station Photographic Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[St. Anthony Catholic Church]

Description: Photograph of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Longview, Texas. St. Anthony was built in 1883, and it was the first Catholic church built in Longview.
Date: 1940
Creator: Aaron Ashbrook Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Machinery]

Description: Photograph of LeTourneau Industries machinery designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. In the photograph, a massive earth-clearing machine is being used to clear the land in the early stages of building the Hansen Dam in San Fernando, California.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Albert and Ada Morgan]

Description: Photograph of Albert Elonza Morgan and Ada Fisher Morgan of Longview, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are pictured outside a house covered in ivy. They are buried at Grace Hill Cemetery in Longview.
Date: 1942~
Creator: The Fotoshop
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Machinery]

Description: Photograph of two LeTourneau Industries employees repairing the wheels of one of the heavy machine earth movers designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. The immense tires were able to move over large boulders without straining the engine or damaging the equipment.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. Shells are lined up on the floor, ready for the final stage of production. Four men are at work inside the munitions company.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Dome Construction]

Description: Photograph of the dome construction at LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. The heavy machinery used to construct the dome were designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. Shells complete with plugs and grommets are lined up on the floor, ready for the final stage of production.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Dome Construction]

Description: Photograph of the dome construction at LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. The heavy machinery used to construct the dome were designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. Inside the factory, Marion Roper, a machinist at LeTourneau, is filing down shells using a turning band. There are shells lined up on the floor next to Roper.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

New Gregg Hotel

Description: Photographic postcard of the Gregg Hotel in Longview, Texas, as noted on the front of the postcard. There are six cars in front of the hotel and several trees surrounding the outside of the building.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of LeTourneau brand machinery moving heavy loads of supplies onto rail cars in Longview, Texas.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Dome Construction]

Description: Photograph of the dome construction at LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. The heavy machinery used to construct the dome were designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau. The dome cap is pictured in the foreground.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Dome Construction]

Description: Photograph of the dome construction at LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. The heavy machinery used to construct the dome were designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Machinery]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau 2592 LeTro-stacker at work hauling and stacking logs in Longview, Texas. This piece of machinery was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Dome Construction]

Description: Photograph of the dome construction at LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. The heavy machinery used to construct the dome were designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas. In the photo, the machinery that R. G. LeTourneau designed and built for his facility is shown.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Tournamatic Carryall]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Tournamatic Carryall. This piece of machinery was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Munitions, Inc.]

Description: Photograph of the inside of LeTourneau Munitions, Inc., a company that produced massive amounts of ammunition during WWII in Longview, Texas.
Date: 1945~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of the LeTourneau Industries oil rig building facility near Vicksburg, Mississippi, which began operation in 1944. The photograph shows an aerial view of the facility. The platforms were assembled on the river band and were walked into the river for final fitting. From Vicksburg, the river tow boats transported the rigs to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they were transferred to the Gulf by ocean going tugs. The first off-shore drilling rig ever created was designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau without any formal drawings or plans.
Date: 1945~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library