Freedom's journeys in Texas
By freedom prince
Formerly used as Carnegie Public Library and it was a library for a couple years and then they added a Museum onto the building.They call it the Carnegie History Center because they have a lot of history books and a history Museum.The Carnegie Public Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Beginning around 1690, new groups moved into this part of Texas. The Spanish established missions, French fur traders set up trade routes, and Native American groups settled along rivers and creeks.
Smith County was created in 1846, shortly after Texas joined the United States.
The Civil War did not miss Smith County. Camp Ford housed up to 6,000 Federal prisoners. It was the largest prisoner-of-war camp west of the Mississippi. Other Confederate facilities here were an ordnance works; a medical laboratory; and a rifle works.
Main roads and rail lines bypassed the area of the present-day park, so agriculture and timber were the main land uses here. Deep ravines made farming difficult, so private landowners sold the land to the state in 1934 and 1935.
Chief Justice Jack Pope is widely acknowledged in the legal community as one of the Texas judiciary’s brightest stars. During his 38 years
on the bench, he not only authored more than one thousand opinions, many of them landmark cases, but he also led the charge to bring about fundamental reforms in the judicial system.
CJ Pope’s articles, lectures, and essays on the common law and the
art and science of judicial decision-making—many of them unpublished until now—are gems of legal writing. This book, which includes the best of those writings as well as excerpts from 10 of his landmark Civil Appeals Court and Supreme Court opinions, is a must-read for Texas attorneys and judges as well as others interested in the evolution of Texas law.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park has over 150 acres of land.Rolling hills and rambling Live Oak Creek set the stage for a really nice day. It is a nice quiet place to rest. Five pavilions (four with barbecue pits) are the greatest spot for birthday parties, class and family reunions, school field trips, wedding and more. Baseball/softball fields are available for a casual game or can be reserved. A sand volleyball court and outdoor basketball courts are available. The park offers a beautiful setting for large and small groups no matter the occasion. This park is also have many events throughout the year at the park.
Saigon Café is a Vietnamese and Sushi restaurant. They make their soups really hot and different kinds of heats like spicy, Mild , and the regular. The soup is also homemade. The restaurant is over 50 years old and has never went out of business. The food there is also healthy to eat. It has protein in most of the foods in the restaurant.
San Giacinto Gaido first opened his doors to Gaido's the seafood restaurant to the public in 1911. The same year air conditioning was invented, the Gulf was happy with a bounty of fresh seafood and cool air. From that day forward, Gaido’s popularity as the freshest fish house on the Gulf grew from S.G. Gaido’s unwavering commitment to serve only the best.
The park contains habitats that host a variety of wildlife. Shore birds, raccoons, armadillos and rabbits are found in the park. Fishing is a popular fun thing to do at the park.
The park has 2,000 acres of upper Gulf Coast barrier island ecosystem. The barrier islands serve as transition zones between land and ocean, they support a variety of distinct regions, including beaches, prairies and wetlands. The beaches also protect the mainland from storms.