Around La Porte (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Around La Porte (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By Ann Uloth Malone, Dan Becker Cover Image
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The city of La Porte and the surrounding communities are laden with historical events and characters. Pioneers began settling 10 years before the Battle of San Jacinto, where Texas gained its independence. The land that was to become the cities of Morgan's Point, Shoreacres, Lomax, and La Porte was home to such Texas luminaries as Gen. Sidney Sherman, Gov. Ross Sterling, Andrew Jackson Houston, and James Morgan. The beauty of the area attracted legions of summer visitors, including Sam Houston and Dr. Ashbel Smith. Years later, pioneers of the Texas oil industry looked to the shores of Galveston Bay in La Porte to entertain and build summer places. La Porte was legally organized January 1, 1892, and for over a century of ups and downs has remained steadfast in preserving the natural beauty that is its legacy, the friendliness that is its nature, and the educational excellence to which the city's founders aspired. Today, La Porte is a unique combination of quaint small-town living with big-city amenities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738584904
ISBN-10: 0738584908
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 25th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)