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Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr. settled in Tyler, Texas in 1853. He was Governor of Texas from 1876 to 1879 and United States Envoy to Japan from 1885 to 1889.
Senator Pollard served Texas as a Representative for three years and then as Senator for ten years, supporting legislation for oil and gas and the creation of Texas Tech University.
African-American actor appearing in over 20 films. Cast as pianist, Sam in Casablanca performing "As Time Goes By."
The Tyler Civic Theatre Center is a historic venue for community performances. Dedicated in 1951, it is the largest continuously operating theatre "in-the-round" in the United States.
Known as a famed Texas Ranger, Civil War veteran and Smith County Sheriff. Marsh Elementary was named in his honor.
"A Grateful Nation Remembers"
U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Center
was located 8 miles NE of Tyler on US
271. An estimated 150,000 men received
basic combat training during WWII.
The library has served to expand the horizons and dreams of Tyler's citizens while connecting them to the cultural and historic heritage of mankind.
Once considered the largest business training school in America, the college educated students in subjects ranging from business to petroleum geology and cotton classing.
It served as the City's library for 75 years, until a new one was opened in 1979. It was financed by a $15,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie and by citizens who raised $2,000 to buy the land.
Bonner was a farmer, soldier, banker, lawyer and Speaker of the the House for the Texas Legislature. He founded the first bank in Tyler and was instrumental in building the Tyler railroad.