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[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

[Little Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special]

Description: Photographic postcard of the Little Texas and Pacific Sunshine Special train ride at the Longview Amusement Park in Longview, Texas. There are many men, women and children watching as three men gas the train up. J. B. Shores, Director of Public Relations for the Texas and Pacific Railroads, takes a turn at the locomotive controls. Burke Campbell created the Longview Amusement Park in the 1940's.
Date: 1940~
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.
Item Type: Postcard

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

[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

[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