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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com 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: 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
February 25th, 2020
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation will NOT have a ‘history mixer’ this Tuesday, February 25th.
Want to thank all who helped at the Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin “Grimes County, A Journey in Time” event this past Tuesday evening at the Navasota Civic Center. The event was an overwhelming success with the Bluebonnet Room jam packed full of those eager to see the photographs taken a near half century ago that put Grimes County on the world map. Many were children and teen-agers when the photos were taken in the early 1970s into the 1980s.
Jeff Carroll, Texas historian, will again be at our Tuesday, March 3rd ‘history mixer.’ It will be at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar, on the corner across the street from the Navasota Post Office from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Members are urged to bring a guest or two and the public is always welcome.
Texas Independence Celebration
Saturday, February 29: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 1: 10am – 3pm
This annual two-day celebration features live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, firing demonstrations, historical encampments and commemorative programs. Guests will experience life in Texas in 1836 by visiting with reenactors; witnessing firing demonstrations in the Texas Army camps; watching cooking, weaving and period craft demonstrations; and walking the same trail as Texas’ forefathers and pioneer families. Texas musicians and actors will provide musical and theatrical entertainment. A Kid Zone will allow children to dress up in historical costumes; sign a large-scale copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence; and take photos near the Declaration. Contact: Jon Failor at (936) 878-2214 ext. 224 or email@example.com
🌎 🔔 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. 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 🎄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