The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962 Page: 365
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Washington-on-the-Brazos, know in 1836 simply as "the Town of Washington, Texas,"
is still only a village on a bluff above the Brazos. Today, as in March, 1836, it offers
meager accommodations for travellers seeking room and board, but has a plentiful
supply of spirits for sale. This view is of the present main street, believed to have been
originally called Ferry Street.
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The principal business section of the town of Washington, today, has a postoffice,
at left, a large liquor store, center, and a garage-grocery, at right. The sign points
the way to the town's primary source of business, the 500-acre Washington State Park,
annually visited by thousands of Texans.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962, periodical, 1962; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101195/m1/365/?rotate=90: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.