Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
Texas Indians in 1874
Written by BETTY DUNN
"By 1874, those of us today, generally consider that the Indian raiding and massacres in Texas were over. But no... in that year of 1874 at least 64 Texans were massacred by the Indians though most Indians were already on a reservation. Sadly, they were being allowed to leave the reservation confines to pursue their traditional hunt of buffalo.
It was soon learned that the Indians were not only hunting buffalo but also raiding settlers of their horses and cattle and, in some instances, killing settlers. They were living their old ways under the umbrella of government taxpayer care."
To read this entire article and more from "Two Rivers Sandbar Histories" you can order the book.
Contact Betty Dunn at email@example.com or
Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies. (Mail orders will be $23.50 each.)
Each week we will endeavor to showcase excerpts from each of the writings from the book. So check back often to see portions of the 'treasures' it contains.
NOTICE: BEST MUSEUM at the Horlock House
1215 Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868.
Any organization or individuals who would like to visit the newly organized Best Museum by the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation are welcome.
Exhibits, at this time, include the City of Navasota’s historical collection of the Horlocks, Christian Becker, Jesse and Herbert Youens, Schumachers, and Texas Rangers; as well as the Two Rivers’ exhibit of the ”Railroads that built Navasota.”
Mance Lipscomb exhibit, Navasota's world known blues singer, guitarist, songster. Those wishing to see the Best Museum please contact E-Mail: email@example.com.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
Chairman: Betty Dunn
Treasurer: Judy Reynolds
John Henry Botkin
Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
Honorary Director: Mildred Edwards
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868
It may be several weeks before the next Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer.’ I’m challenging each and every one of our Two Rivers members and those wishing to be a member to think back a few weeks.
Do you remember Joyce Boatright’s recent mixer topic of “Telling Your Story,” and her book, “A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing”, that many of you purchased for a mere $5? All of us will have a vivid story to tell about why we are missing seeing each other for the next few weeks…the Covid-19. Each of us will have stories to write for today’s history of coping with the restrictions set to combat the spread of this devastating pandemic.
To review Joyce’s Two Rivers presentation on “Telling Your Story.” Ronnie Duck videoed it and has it posted on our ‘video’ website, along with the many other mixer speakers.
Everyone…please keep a pad and pen handy to jot down your thoughts and what you have been doing to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Your grandchildren and great grandchildren will have a first-hand account, let alone what their school history books may teach.
🌎 🔔 Please pay your 2020 dues 💰 to Judy Reynolds before the end of January...$20/per person. We would like to update our ❤Membership List. Two Rivers Heritage Foundation,
P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Tx. 77868. If you are a new member, please fill out the membership form under the above 'More" tab and mail. Thanks!
🎅 Remember that we are trying to raise money 💲 for our Development Fund by selling our Sandbar books... $20/each... they make great gifts! 🌝 The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan. Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Click on the menu tab 'VIDEOS' above or the button below to see some of our previous ‘history mixer’ programs.
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books are available for purchase. If you are looking for a fascinating gift idea these historical books will make a great gift!! The books contain over two years of the “Grains from the Sandbar” columns that have been complimentarily offered to the Navasota Examiner weekly newspaper since August 2015 through the years 2016 and 2017. The price is $20. This is a fund-raising project for the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s Development Fund. The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan. Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671