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Wyalucing plantation was the childhood home of the only woman to appear
on Confederate currency, Lucy Holcombe Pickens, and housed the office
of the Trans-Mississippi Postal Department. Many African-Americans came
to Marshall during Reconstruction; but the establishment of the White
Citizens Party after the Union troops departed kept many former slaves
locked into poverty. A former slave displays a horn formerly used to
call slaves on the outskirts of Marshall in 1939. The Old Harrison
County Courthouse in Whetstone Square is the centerpiece of
the "Wonderland of Lights," one of the largest light festivals in the
United States, and is lit with thousands of lights during the
celebration. In the first decade of the 21st century the Sam B. Hall,
Jr. U.S. Court House became one of the busiest federal courts.
Maplecroft the centerpiece of the Starr Family Home State Historic Site
in downtown. Marshall is a distribution center for rail freight. The
T&P Depot, constructed in 1912, in the Ginocchio National Historic
District houses the Texas & Pacific Railway Museum and also is a
functioning Amtrak station. Marshall Senior High School graduate Lady
Bird Johnson, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's wife, helped convince
Texas to plant wildflowers on state highways.

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