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Sports Legends come to life in Longview


From Charlie Neal and Max McGee, to current stars like Chris Davis and Trent Williams, welcome to the Sports Legends of Gregg County

"It's amazing," said Tommy Eaker.  "I bet we've got 40 to 50 people from Gregg County that have really succeeded in the pro athletics."

More than a year ago Eaker wanted to bring all the sports history in Gregg County together. It proved to be difficult.

"Coach (John) King said you're going about it all wrong," said Eaker.  "You need to talk to the mothers. He said I'll call several of the mothers for you. From then the phone started ringing and everything fell into place."

A racing motorcycle and jerseys. Autographed pictures and shoes.  The exhibit holds nearly a centuries worth of sports history.

"You see folks that you remember your father talking about," said Eaker.  "It really means a lot to you and is just a wonderful thing to see all these people from right here. We've had so many people interested in it and had such response that we didn't have room for everybody's artifacts pictures. Hopefully we do this every year."

The Sports Legends of Gregg County exhibit will be on display until August 17th. It is open every Tuesday through Saturday and is located in the Gregg County Historical Museum.

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