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Marshall Texas Wonderland of LightsMarshall, Texas is known for many things. One is the Wonderland of Lights, which is one of the biggest Christmas light displays in America, drawing tourists from all over the world. Hundreds of businesses outline their buildings and windows with millions of lights, with 125,000 lights lighting up the festival's Crown Jewel, the Harrison County Historical Courthouse. Entire Marshall Neighborhoods decorate around central themes.

Lady Bird Johnson graduated from Marshall Senior High School, before marrying Lyndon B. Johnson and becoming First Lady.

Tourism is a big part of modern day Marshall's economy. The town is known by several nicknames, the Cultural Capital of East Texas, the Athens of Texas, the City of Seven Flags, the Gateway of Texas and Center Stage.

Marshall was a key Texas player for the Confederacy in the Civil War. After the Civil War and the Freeing of the Slaves, with its large African American population Marshall became a center of the Civil Rights Movement in the South.

Dr. Martin Luther King and the Reverend Jesse Jackson attended Bishop College in Marshall.

Marshall's dominant industry, pottery making began in 1896 with Marshall Pottery. Marshall is one of the top pottery producers in the United States, churning out millions of red clay and stoneware pots annually. You can visit the Marshall Pottery Museum to learn all you could possibly want to know about pottery.

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Marshall is on the Holiday Trail of Lights

An unusual industry in Marshall is a high number of patent lawsuits being filed. Marshall has a reputation for fielding plaintiff friendly juries. As a result only the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California has more patent suit filings than Marshall.

In addition to the Pottery Museum, in Marshall you will also find Harrison County Historical Museum, Texas & Pacific Railway Museum and Michelson Art Museum. You can also visit the Ginocchio National Historic District covering three square blocks in downtown Marshall. You can also visit the Starr Family Home State Historic Site, more often called Maplecroft.

WHERE TO STAY IN MARSHALL

When you visit Marshall you will find plenty of lodging options, including most of the national chains like Super 8, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Best Western, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn and La Quinta Inn.

You will also find many Bed & Breakfast options in Marshall, like Roseville B & B, Edge B & B, Fleur-de-lys, Rosemont Cottage B & B, Three Oaks B & B and Wisteria Garden.

WHERE TO EAT IN MARSHALL

You will find most of the national franchises operating in Marshall, like Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Dominos, Quiznos, IHOP, Pizza Hut, Sonic Drive-in, Taco Bell, Waffle House and Wendy's.

You will also find several non-chain restaurants in Marshall, like Austin Street Grille, Bodacious Bar B Que (Texas chain), C & D Bar B Que, Cafe Italia, Carniceria & Taqueria Mexiquenfe, Catfish Express, Chubby's Cafe, Dinner Bell Cafe, Dragon House, el Paisano Imports, Ginnocchio Bar & Grille, Gucci's Pizza, Homeros Mexican Restaurant, House Blessings Pie Shop, Hungri Maverick, Jalapeno Tree Mexican Restaurant, Jay's Barbecue, Jucy's Hamburgers, Neelys O S Restaurant & Pub, Salt Lick Ranch Steak House, The Creamery, The Red Headed Lady Bar & Grill and Washington Street Market.

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