Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
THE GIDEON'S UNDERDOG VICTORY
Written by RUSSELL CUSHMAN
"In the sports world they enjoy 'upsets' because everyone loves an underdog, and the wonder and excitement of the weak confounding the strong. But usually little is really at stake in these contests except pride or temporary bragging rights. In history we have much fewer examples of military upsets, where in some cases a great deal was at stake. In fact, most examples we point to come from stories in the Bible, like the exploits of Gideon or Joshua or David. There is no explainable reason for it, but two such examples in American History happened here in Texas, on being the Battle of Galveston ..."
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ‘history mixer’ this Tuesday features Two Rivers members Gary and Mavis Anderson on the topic of the "Canadian Maritime Provinces, Acadia and Evangeline". Gary will cover the travelogue drawn from their vacation last August, and Mavis will trace the process of "history" becoming "story," and 'historical fiction" becoming accepted as "fact." We will meet at the usual 5:15 to 6:45 time at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office. Members are always urged to bring a guest or two and the public is welcome.
On Thursday, November 7th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias of the Brazos Valley Art Council’s artists at the Horlock House at 1215 East Washington in Navasota will release their book, “Navasota is Beautiful”. The coffee table book relates the history of Navasota as seen by the eyes of the artist in a children’s book.
Don't forget to visit our EVENTS page listed above in the menu to stay current on upcoming events. Check it often.
NOTICE… The October 15th Watriss & Baldwin planned event at Anderson Community Center has been rescheduled for late February 2020 due to time constraints.
Click on the menu item 'VIDEOS' above 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 email@example.com or Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671