Going back to day it is interesting to compare and imagine what life was like back in the Depression and Texas oil boom. With so much oil there was no control over how much, where or who could sell the oil. They were nearly giving it away and this led to Texas putting the Texas Railroad Commission in charge of regulating to stabilize both production and prizes and preserve a natural resource.
H.L. Hunt lived in Tyler as he gobbled up oil reserves in East Texas and negotiated with Dallas bankers. And the Post Office and Federal Courthouse is one of a kind. First post office to have a woman architect, Shirley Simons.
Kilgore shows off it's "Million Dollar Mile," but had a small post office which is now the town library. The mural showing drilling is now displayed high up in the East Texas Oil Museum.
The Tyler PO is now the Federal Courthouse and in Longview the postmaster's office is used by a lawyer.