Friday, February 12, 2010

The Old Place and Cotton

There is a park near downtown Houston called "Sam Houston Park" and sometimes interchangeably called "Heritage Park" which covers about 10 acres. The Heritage Society does maintain a building and museum on the grounds, so the combination name is not surprising. Besides the old trees providing shade and the bucolic feel of the place, the Heritage Society has moved several old, historic Houston houses to the grounds. The oldest structure is a hand-crafted cabin with meager amenities, and outside the cabin growing in a kettle is a little cotton plant. The cabin, fewer than two hundred years ago, was considered a "plantation house" and was moved from Clear Creek to it's present site around 1973. Sam Houston Park/The Heritage Society is a great place to take out-of-town guests.

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