Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tiptoe Through Texas Tulips

A family of farmers with roots back to Holland have planted for your flower plucking pleasure the first Tulip Field in Texas.

Texas-Tulips has a well done website, a screen cap of which you see here.

From the website you can find all the information you need so that you can go do some tiptoeing through the Texas Tulips.

Texas-Tulips is located near Pilot Point, that being a small town east of Denton at the north end of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Deer Park and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Monument

Near the Texas town of Deer Park is where you will find the San Jacinto Battleground Natural Historic Site, which is a National Historic Site where the 570 foot tall San Jacinto Monument marks where the Battle of San Jacinto took place, victoriously, winning Texas its independence from Mexico.

The town of Deer Park was founded in 1892, with the town's being named Deer Park due to its proximity to a deer preserve.

Deer Park is the Texas town closest  to the San Jacinto Battleground Site, as such, Deer Park bills itself as "The Birthplace of Texas."

Deer Park is near the Houston Ship Channel and Buffalo Bayou, which allows the Battleship Texas to be docked as part of the 1,200 acre San Jacinto Battleground Site.

For more information about Deer Park and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site go to our Eyes on Texas entry about Deer Park.