Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
THE RUNAWAY SCRAPE
Written by BETTY DUNN
"General Sam Houston and his Texian army were headed toward San Antonio when they learned the Alamo had fallen and Santa Anna was advancing towards them. The army turned on its heals and headed eastward. Not only was Houston maligned as a 'coward', but the settlers panicked, abandoned their homesteads heading eastward toward the safety of the United States beyond the Sabine River.
It was labeled the Runaway Scrape. The March spring weather was atrocious ... there were days of pouring rain from one storm after another. At Washington-on-the-Brazos, the Convention adjourned March 17th with the last signers of the Republic of Texas Constitution packing up and heading eastward."
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
DECEMBER 17th ...
🎄 On December 17th, KYLE JONES will present a program on Elisha Floyd, early County Clerk in Grimes County. 📓🤗. We will also have a Chinese Gift Grab that evening during our meeting at Rendezvous at our regular time of 5:15. ✴Please bring a gift under $10 if you would like to participate in the Chinese Christmas fun.🎁
🌎 🔔 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.)
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 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