Pursue the study of Texas history at all and you'll soon come
across Nacogdoches. The place was, after all, a hotbed for adventurers,
pioneers, outlaws and political intrigue long before Texas became a Republic. A Spanish
trader, Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, built the first permanent structure -- the Stone House
or Old Stone Fort, as it's
called today -- in 1779. The Fort, where the first two newspapers in Texas were published,
and Nacogdoches became a gateway to the Texas frontier.
Downtown Nacogodoches, with
its red brick streets, antique shops and quaint restaurants are a vivid reminder of the
early years of Texas.
One of the main tourist attractions is Millard's Crossing. Billed
as "More than a Museum" this project of the Communities Foundation of Texas
features a reconstructed historic village.
All of the structures represent numerous examples of 19th
century East Texas architechure. Within each building extensive collections of household
antiques are on display. Wood stoves,
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FACTS ABOUT NACOGDOCHES
NATIONAL FORESTS & PARKS
Located at the intersections of U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 21, and State Highway
7. Nacogdoches is 65 miles south of Interstate 20; approximately 140 miles
northeast of Houston; 90 miles southwest of Shreveport, and 160 miles southeast of Dallas.
Flags Festival, honoring the French Flag will take place November 30 - December 1
& December 7-9, 2001 in historic downtown Nacogdoches.
iron kettles, ice boxes, pie safes, sad irons and butter churns are but a few of the
museum's collection all presented in their appropriate settings.
They also host weddings, conferences, reunions and private
parties on request. For details call: 936-564-6631
In August of
this year Ms. Intrepid and I decided to visit Nacogodoches on our return trip from
Vicksburg, Mississippi. In an effort to avoid all of the major roads we got really lost
and found some interesting places. For an account of that road trip.
Nacogodoches offers many recreational opportunities
from fishing, skiing, camping and boating on Lake Nacogdoches or Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Enjoy any of the 14 city parks, 6 city tennis courts, or perhaps a rodeo at the
Nacogdoches County Exposition Center on November 14-17.
A Photo Tour
This isn't the interior of just any bar, it's the "Historic
Sisterdale Bar". They actually have the history of the community painted on the wall.
You need to see this mural to understand.
Adjacent to the bar is the dining/meeting room decorated
with excellent examples of Texas Hill Country Primitive.
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