In 1931, oil was discovered, and the population boomed. One of Texaco's first derricks is preserved in the 100 block of W. Commerce. Gladewater is a Main Street City and called the "Antique Capital of East Texas." Events include the East Texas Gusher Days in April, the Gladewater Round Up in June, and the Gladewater Arts and Crafts Festival in September.

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