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Gladewater Celebrates Gusher Days

Gladewater 'Gusher Days' Gladewater 'Gusher Days'

The city of Gladewater held an annual, two-day celebration in remembrance of the oil boom. A parade this morning, marked the 21st annual Gusher Days celebration in the antique district of Gladewater. The event started as a way to remember Gladewater's prosperity during the oil boom of the 1930s.  That's when the discovery of oil lead to the city's population going from 500 people to more than 7,000.

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