Marshall Things to Do

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    Wonderland of Lights

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    The Wonderland of Lights is held annually Thanksgiving through to New Year's day features millions of tiny white lights. This is one of the largest concerted holiday light shows in the nation. Hundreds of businesses outline buildings and decorate windows, entire neighbourhoods decorate around central themes; more than 125,000 lights decorate festival's 'jewel,' the historic Courthouse Museum.
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    Coopers Garden Centre

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    A great little garden centre set in amongst a gentle forest of assorted trees. The pine greenery and autumn colours combined with the rich and colourful display of potted chrysanthemums is quite a sight.

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    The Old Caboose

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    The old Caboose which sits on the grounds of the Marshall Depot..

    Marshall was the entry point for the railroad into Texas and eventually to the establishment of Dallas as a new type of metropolis because it was located on the Prairie with no navigable waterways close by. The railroad was the primary form of transport in Texas following the Civil War and was important in creating cities.

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    Marshall Depot

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    Marshall Depot Is set in the Ginocchio Historic District of Marshall. Originally build in 1912 and has been recently restored.

    It is still an active station with the Amtrak rail service. There is a museum and gift shop attached to the depot.
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    Marshall Courthouse

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    Marshall Courthouse sits right in the square of the town. The construction for this renaissance revival building was begun in 1899 and completed in 1901. The architect chose pink granite, marble and brick which was interesting. It is one of 12 county seats of government still standing out of the reputed 72 which were designed by J. Riely Gordon. In 1965 the county moved to a new courthouse across the downtown square, and the Gordon building was slowly taken over by the Harrison County Historical Museum
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    Marshall Pottery

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    Marshall Pottery was established in 1896 and is one of the largest manufacturers of glazed pottery in the U.S. . Aside from the outdoor area of assorted terracotta pots and concrete statues, there is a showroom which displays hundreds of kinds of decorative and utility pots, bowls, plaques and figurines.

    The Old World Store also has a good selection of housewares, Christmas and Halloween decorations (when in season) and craft type products. There are regular demonstrations of pottery making and firing, and attached to the building is a greenhouse. I love visiting when we are over that way.
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    Jerry the owner

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Jerry the owner is quite a character and does not have a credit card machine. All his records are done in a school exercise book. Even if you don’t buy anything, you leave with a smile on your face after talking to Jerry.
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    An Oops

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    During the speeches we finally couldn’t contain our smiles when the whole thing fell over and people were scrambling to get it back up on our feet. Still after they did infact throw the real switch, the courthouse was ablaze in lights with much ooing and aahing. Strolling around the square there were several little set up of Christmas scenes.
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    Quite a Newsworthy Night

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    The local t.v. stations from both East Texas and Shreveport (Louisiana) were there broadcasting. We stood in the Shreveport stations truck for a while watching their monitors and the interviews that were going on outside. Quite a chilly night but still quite a big deal in that little part of the world as several cities (Shreveport/Bosier City and Natchitoches) all have similar lightups.
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    We Made A Special Trip

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We were in Shreveport last Thanksgiving and the evening before, Marshall had its initial lightup. We crossed over into Texas to see it. Marshall has a small town feel at these kinds of things. Everyone knew everyone else. Tiered seating was erected for watching the speeches and performances that preceded the light up. The mock up switch was set up on the stage – the only problem was that they had the switch upside down :-)
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