Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
THE LANCASTERS AND THEIR PRINTING PRESS
Written by Betty Dunn
"Joseph and Eva Lancaster, with their printing press, arrived at the Old Washington docks late in the year 1848 aboard the river steamer 'Brazos'. Within weeks, on January 16th, 1849, they printed the first edition of the Texas Ranger from the offices in the Old Capitol building. The pair would continue to publish into the 1870's.
It wasn't the first time Joseph had been in Texas. Born an Englishman, Joseph, at the age of 15, stowed away on a ship bound for New York in the early 1830's. As a printer's apprentice he worked his way westward. At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the staff of the Flag of the Union press, he joined Dr. Jack Shackelford's Red Rover volunteers that came to Texas in 1835 to join the Texas Revolution. He claimed to be a courier for Sam Houston at Goliad and the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto."
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
Secretary: Mildred Edwards
Treasurer: Judy Reynolds
John Henry Botkin
Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
January 22nd Newsletter
Jeff Carroll, Texas historian, writer, radio host and history professor, will present this week’s Two Rivers Heritage Foundation ‘history mixer’ Tuesday, January 22nd at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room in Navasota. The time is the usual 5:15 to 6:45. Lynn’s is located at 120 Farquhar on the corner of McAlpine across from the Navasota Post Office. Members are urged to bring a guest or two. The public is welcome.
ATTENTION: Horlock House Gallery Exhibition
Saturday, January 26th 2-4 p.m.
Artists-in-Residence Apinya Srikhwanthong, Hannah Duggan, and Rebecca Dias, along with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and City of Navasota, invite you to attend the final exhibition and farewell for the Fall Artist Residency at the Horlock House Art Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be live music by Johnny and Lise` McNally.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation will also hold the Best Museum open for the event. We look forward to your attendance!
The Horlock House is located at 1215 East Washington Avenue, in Navasota, Texas.
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP…February 21st.
Marie Fuqua is scheduled to present another of the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s genealogy workshops Thursday, February 21st. It will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room beginning at 5:30. Those attending who have laptops are urged to bring them to the workshop for hands on use.
Marie, again, spent several days this holiday season at Salt Lake City in Utah where the Latter Day Saints vast genealogy collection is located and openly available to researchers. Those searching for ancestors have easy online access to its Family Search website. It is a free website that requires no fees and is continually adding new digitized genealogical information.
Those wishing to attend this workshop should please contact Ann Fuqua, Two Rivers Genealogical Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited to approximately twenty. You do not need to be a member of Two Rivers to attend this workshop. The public is welcome. There is no charge.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues.
January 1st is the time for members and those wishing to join to pay the annual Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues. Below is the membership fee schedule. Log on to Two Rivers website at: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org , click on the ‘Membership Form’ tab for a membership form. Mail to Judy Reynolds, Treasurer, at P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Texas 77868, or 3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030.
____ Student & Senior (age 18 & under, 60 & over): ----------------------------$10
____ Individual ---------------------------------------------------------------------------$20
____ Family (2 or more from 1 household): ------------------------------------- $30
____ Corporate/Business (store, retail enterprise (profit company) ----- $50
____ Organization, Institutional, Club, church, museum (non-profit)-----$50
____ Tributary - Annual donor of $150.00 (or more)---------------------------$150
____ Levee - Patron (trust, estate donations) more than ---------------------$500
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books have arrived and available to 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 will be $23.50 each.)
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030, or
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868