Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
A "GHASTLY FIND" ... 1898
Written by BETTY DUNN
"A 'Ghastly Find' was the headline on the front page of the Navasota Daily Examiner on Thursday, September 29, 1898.
The lead paragraph read 'Early this morning a colored woman ... discovered a metallic casket in the lane just south of W. T. Woodwards place, in the eastern part of Navasota. The matter created a quiver of excitement, bordering on consternation, in that neighborhood.'
The news story continued that 'Mayor Yarborough' was notified and he ordered the casket removed to the city cemetery and the job was given to Undertaker Lindley."
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
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s mixer schedule has been changed due to timing issues…
There will be NO ‘history mixers’ in January.
Our first 2020 ‘history mixer’ will be on Tuesday, February 4th, with Jeff Carroll telling us more about early Texas history. We will meet as usual at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post office from 5:15 to 6:45.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR….TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH…when WENDY WATRISS & FRED BALDWIN return to Grimes County.
Click the EVENTS tab above or the button below to read more.
🌎 🔔 Please pay your 2020 dues 💰 to Judy Reynolds before the end of January...$20/per person. We would like to update our ❤Membership List in February. Judy's address is: Judy Reynolds - 3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030. If you are a new member, please fill out the form attached to this email. Thanks!
🎅 Remember that we are trying to raise money 💲 for our Development Fund by selling our Sandbar books... $20/each... they make great 🎄Christmas 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