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  81st annual East Texas Yamboree underway in Gilmer

The 81st annual East Texas Yamboree is happening this weekend in Gilmer.The popular festival started back in the 1930′s when the sweet potato was a major crash crop for Upshur County, but a bug infestation led to a quarantine. Once the quarantine was lifted, the Yamboree Festival was born.