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New London Museum and Tea Room

Tyler, Texas
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New London Museum and Tea Room

In 1937, 311 students and teachers were killed in a gas explosion in a New London school. Across from the current school is the tearoom and musem, The tea room serves a nice inexpensive lunch (catfish today) and a good peach cobbler. A nice lunch trip from Tyler---(not where google says it is) down 64 to 42-at Turnerville-turn left ---look for the monument and you get a little bit of history. Gas was oderless until this explosion and then "smell"was required!

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1. Re: New London Museum and Tea Room

I remember reading about this in my Texas history book, many moons ago, and being amazed that natural gas didn't have a natural smell!

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2. Re: New London Museum and Tea Room

Thanks for the report Dave!

Such a terrible tragedy. I'm glad you found the museum interesting that the tea room is good also.

I've got even more suggestions for you if you're interested:

If you enjoy history and museums, you might want to check out the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Alto sometime. It's a bit further, but if you're out that way it's definitely an interesting and worthwhile stop. texasbeautiful.com/tx9/caddoan-mounds-state-…

The grandkids might like the Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari in Rusk. I haven't been yet myself, but it looks fun for kids. http://www.cherokeetrace.org/

Looking forward to more reports on your East Texas adventures!

Edited: 25 September 2011, 08:29
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