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Location DB > United States > Texas > Jacksonville > Love's Lookout
Love's Lookout
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created by Raticus on 5/24/2007 11:50 PM
last modified by Raticus on 5/25/2007 3:52 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building - Recreation area
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Demolished
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Hwy 69 north
Jacksonville, Texas
United States
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    The old pool and the lookout platform.
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  • 24 hour guard
  •  Historical Dates
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    Closed: 0
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    Love's Lookout has quiet a history, including an amphitheater damaged in a 1980's earthquake in the area. There is a lot of history about the location on the internet. The particular areas in these photos are part of what was a private section of land in the middle of the park. There was at one time, a dance hall, a few residences, and a swimming/recreation facility that had one of the largest pools I've seen anywhere. The pool is all that remains.

    I had heard that the place was being demolished, and by the time I got there, it was already about half gone. The private recreational area was built in the late 40's or early 50's. The parks history has some interesting points.

    The state has recently built a new and very nice rest stop at the location. One of the most spectacular views in east Texas is found here and the lookout area is worth a few minutes if you are ever in the area.
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    Half Demolished - July 2005
    Fri, May 25th, 2007
    posted by Raticus
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Raticus on 6/9/2007 11:00 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 9 07 at 23:00, Raticus validated this location
  • on May 28 07 at 2:26, Raticus deleted 1 pictures from gallery Half Demolished - July 2005
  • on May 25 07 at 15:52, Raticus changed the following: Web Links
  • on May 25 07 at 15:47, Raticus validated this location
  • on May 25 07 at 15:44, Raticus changed the following: Accessibility, Web Links
  • on May 25 07 at 0:07, Raticus added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 07 at 0:07, Raticus added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 07 at 0:07, Raticus added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 07 at 0:06, Raticus added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 25 07 at 0:04, Raticus created a new gallery
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