A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 31, 2008
You’ll Love Lufkin (Lufkin motto/slogan)

"You’ll love Lufkin” is the motto/slogan of the city of Lufkin in east Texas. The Lufkin area has many trees and lakes and is being actively promoted as a retirement community. “You’ll love Lufkin” was part of a 1999 “See Texas First!” newspaper supplement and the title of two 2007 promotional videos on YouTube.


Wikipedia: Lufkin, Texas
Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 32,709 at the 2000 census making Lufkin the 76th largest city in Texas. It is the county seat of Angelina County, and is situated in East Texas. The town is named for Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant and Galveston, Texas city councilman. Lufkin was the son-in-law of Paul Bremond, president of the Houston, East and West Texas Railway which developed the town.

Founded in 1882, Lufkin is home to Lufkin Industries, which manufactures and services oil field equipment and power transmission equipment. It is also a leading supplier of creosote treated utility poles.

Lufkin is also home to the Atkinson Candy Company, the creator of the Chick-O-Stick, and Brookshire Brothers, a chain of grocery stores in Texas and Louisiana.

Lufkin is served by two hospitals, the Memorial Medical Center at Lufkin, which includes the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, and Woodlands Heights Medical Center.

The space shuttle Columbia disaster happened in the Lufkin area.

Lufkin is well known for its high school football team, the Lufkin Panthers.

Lufkin celebrated its 125th anniversary in October 2007.

Lufkin will receive Texas’s first biomass power plant in late 2009. Aspen Power will build the power plant,

City of Lufkin
You’ll love Lufkin
Located in the beautiful Texas Forest Country, Lufkin is filled with surprises for all ages. Discover how surprisingly convenient Lufkin is located to major cities like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Waco, and explore through our city’s unique opportunities for fun weekend trips or even regional conventions and meetings. With a population quickly approaching 40,000 people, it’s surprising how Lufkin remains peaceful and quaint while serving as a regional hub for retail shopping, medical facilities, industry, government and much more.

It’s also a surprise to find a city complete with superior bass fishing, top notch golfing, state of the art museums, an outstanding zoo, quality hotels and restaurants, incredibly charming downtown, and the friendliest people on earth. With all of this to offer, it’s no surprise to us why we know you’ll love Lufkin.

Retire in Lufkin
Welcome to the City of Lufkin’s retirement website!  Here you will find a wealth of information about the benefits of retiring in Lufkin.  Lufkin was one of the first Texas cities to be designated as a “Texas Certified Retirement Community”.  Lufkin received a near perfect score of 180 out of 185 on the Texas Department of Agriculture application. 

Lufkin has much to offer potential retires.  Look over the website, request a retirement packet, come for a visit, because we know, “You’ll Love Lufkin”.

You’ll love Lufkin!
You’ll Love Lufkin! How many times during my youth I heard that phrase. The Chamber of Commerce has certainly gotten its money worth on that one. I think they’re probably still using it today.

Who would ever think that a small (just 26 square miles), East Texas town, lodged solidly behind the Pinecone Curtain, and a decade behind the Big City, would support the creation of so many postcards?

As with many things, the Internet has accelerated my postcard-collecting habit (I wouldn’t call it a hobby.) The automated searches on Ebay troll the thousands of postcards for sale to bring me these “gems.” This series will display postcards of landmarks and businesses around Lufkin over a wide range of years, so stick around, because You’ll Love Lufkin!

11 April 1999, Kerrville (TX) , “See Texas First!” supplement, pg. 20, col. 1:
Lufkin
You’ll love Lufkin!
It’s their motto and their theme, and it’s appropriate for the way they feel about Lufkin.

June 1999, Religious Conference Manager:
YOU’LL LOVE LUFKIN.
PINEY WOODS
Located in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods, Lufkin is surrounded by the Angelina and Davy Crockett National Forests. If your group is looking for outdoor recreation, Lufkin is the place for you. Texas’ largest lake, named for longtime House Speaker Sam Rayburn, is home to some of the best bass fishing anywhere. With 570 miles of beautiful shoreline, Sam Rayburn is also great for waterskiing and boating. When the fish won’t cooperate, check out the Texas Forestry Museum, or the Museum of East Texas, housed in a 1905 church and home and includes a large permanent collection of art and ...

YouTube
You’ll Love Lufkin Part 1 - Lufkin Texas
Added: August 17, 2007
Things to do and see in Lufkin Texas

YouTube
You’ll Love Lufkin Part 2 - Lufkin Texas
Added: August 17, 2007
Things to do and see in Lufkin Texas

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, May 31, 2008 • Permalink