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Nacogdoches: The Cradle of Texas
In the beginning there was Nacogdoches, the Oldest Town in Texas.
Located deep in the Piney Woods it was the gateway to the frontier..

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     Pursue the study of Texas history at all and you'll soon come across NacogdochesThe place was, after all, a hotbed for adventurers, pioneers, outlaws and political intrigue long before Texas became a Republic. A Spanish trader, Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, built the first permanent structure --  the Stone House or Old Stone Fort, as it's called today -- in 1779. The Fort, where the first two newspapers in Texas were published, and Nacogdoches became a gateway to the Texas frontier.
    
Downtown Nacogodoches, with its red brick streets, antique shops and quaint restaurants are a vivid reminder of the early years of Texas.
     One of the main tourist attractions is Millard's Crossing. Billed as "More than a Museum" this project of the Communities Foundation of Texas features a reconstructed historic village.
     All of the structures represent numerous examples of  19th century East Texas architechure. Within each building extensive collections of household antiques are on display. Wood stoves,
    
    
Nacogodoches Texas tourism, travel, lodging, restaurants, dining, shopping and history


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FACTS ABOUT NACOGDOCHES
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EVENTS 
HISTORY
LODGINGS    • NATIONAL FORESTS & PARKS 
Located at the intersections of U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 21, and State Highway 7. Nacogdoches is 65 miles south of Interstate 20;   approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston; 90 miles southwest of Shreveport, and 160 miles southeast of Dallas.

Nine Flags Festival, honoring the French Flag will take place November 30 - December 1 & December 7-9, 2001 in historic downtown Nacogdoches.


 
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iron kettles, ice boxes, pie safes, sad irons and butter churns are but a few of the museum's collection all presented in their appropriate settings.
     They also host weddings, conferences, reunions and private parties on request.  For details call: 936-564-6631
  
    In August of this year Ms. Intrepid and I decided to visit Nacogodoches on our return trip from Vicksburg, Mississippi. In an effort to avoid all of the major roads we got really lost and found some interesting places. For an account of that road trip. 
     Nacogodoches offers many recreational opportunities from fishing, skiing, camping and boating on Lake Nacogdoches or Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Enjoy any of the 14 city parks, 6 city tennis courts, or perhaps a rodeo at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center on November 14-17.


SISTERDALE
A Photo Tour

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This isn't the interior of just any bar, it's the "Historic Sisterdale Bar". They actually have the history of the community painted on the wall. You need to see this mural to understand.

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Adjacent to the bar is the dining/meeting room decorated with excellent examples of Texas Hill Country Primitive.

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