Seat of Camp County, a heavily timbered area, also a commercial
center for farming, poultry and livestock. Large peach production(one
of top ten peach-producing counties in state), plus blueberries
and blackberries, with some growers offering pick your own opportunities.
Vintage grocery, hardware, and drug stores and antique shops.
For information on accommodations, restaurants, and events, stop
by the chamber of commerce office at 202 Jefferson St. or call
- EZEKIEL AIRSHIP-In 1902 an inspired preacher-inventor
built an airship based on description in Biblical book of Ezekiel.
Said to have flown briefly, the machine was destroyed in a rail
accident on way to St. Louis World's Fair, 1904. Historical marker
at original building site, Pittsburg Foundry, Fulton St. Full
size replica of airship is displayed in downtown restaurant. (View
during business hours; food purchase not required.)
- LAKES-Bob Sandlin, Lake O'the pines. Other area lakes
include Welsh, Cypress Springs and Monticello. Trophy bass of
13 and 14 lbs. are not unusual. A 15 lb. 3 3/4 oz. giant was
taken from Welsh in Dec. 1983.
- NORTHEAST TEXAS RURAL HERITAGE Center & Museum-Housed
in old Cotton Belt Railroad depot. Exhibits include artifacts,
photos and documents from 1854 when town established. Also antique
farm equipment and other memorabilia. Open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Train Depot on Marshall St.
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