Tyler, TX

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Tyler, Texas, was named for President John Tyler who supported the admission of Texas to the United States, and the town is best noted as the hometown of Dooley Wilson who played Sam in Casablanca. This postcard image shows the Tyler post office in 1910, with its awnings shading the postal clerks from the Texas sun; by 1947, this building had been replaced by a box.

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3 thoughts on “Tyler, TX

  1. I have lived in Tyler since 1967 and NEVER heard of Dooley Wilson. I have heard of Earl Campbell, Johnny Horton, Governors Hogg, Hubbard, and Robers, as well as Sandy Duncan, Jerry Mumphrey, et al.

  2. Casablanca is a movie I have never watched. Probably won’t. Thanks, though, for the info on Dooley Wilson. I have worked for the Postal Service for over 34 years, many of those years in Tyler.

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