This is what downtown Tyler looked like almost 60 years ago
Wow! Have you seen this? Check out this picture from downtown Tyler from 1960! Pretty cool to see the changes...and somethings that are still very similar.
Around 1960 in Tyler:
1956 - NFL linebacker and graduate of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler, George Cumby was born, according to Wikipedia.
1956 - The Tyler train depot closed, according to Wikipedia.
1957 - Loop 323 was built, according to Wikipedia.
1959 - The Smith County Historical Society was established "by individuals and business firms dedicated to discovering, collecting, and preserving data, records, and other items relating to the history of Smith County, Texas," according to Wikipedia.
1960 - The population in Tyler was 51,230, according to Wikipedia.
1960 - Randy Grimes, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was born in Tyler, according to Wikipedia.
Check us out now from above (check it out around the 1:20 mark for a look at the same area now):
Credit: David Riddle via Youtube