Just outside Carthage, you’ll find the headstone for Jim Reeves, a world-famous country singer. It is also where you’ll find a historical marker commemorating his life. It’s the subject of this week’s Mark in Texas History.
“Winston Churchill, at the end of the war, said that the war was won on a sea of East Texas oil. Miraculous that we were able to get this built. That was the single largest contributing factor to the Allies winning World War 2.”