Las Sabinas, Volume 34, Number 1, 2008 Page: Title Page
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(Elected to serve January 2006 Through December 2007)
President Jerry Pennington
Vice-President Laura Bowler
Secretary Katy Latiolais
Treasurer & Corresponding Secretary Juanita Toronjo
Directors: Grace Clark Allbright, Dr. Howard Williams, Walter J. Toronjo, Jr., Ray
Donnard. and Dorothy Meadows.
Orange County Historical Society
Organized 1972-Reorganized 1974
The Las Sabinas, the official publication of the Orange County Historical is
Published quarterly since 1975. It is available through membership with payment
Of annual dues or may be purchased for $6.00 each.
The Orange County Historical Society meets the second Tuesday of each month
at 6:30 P.M. at the Orange Public Library, fifth and Main, Orange, Texas. Interested
Persons are urged to attend and invited to become members. The mailing address is
P. O. Box 1345, Orange, TX 77631-1345.
Las Sabinas-The Cypress
The swamp Cypress of this area, one of the timber evergreen conifers
(Taxodium Distichum), is that strange looking, but beautiful, buttressed tree with
Those upward growths from its roots called knees. These trees sometimes reach a
Height of eighty feet or more. 1
For countless years, the beauty of these cypress was known only to the Indian
tribes-the Attacapa, the Anadarko, the Caddo and others, who, in their fleet pirogues,
used present day Texas' easternmost river and its tributaries as their highways. 2
Then came the Spanish, who, in their musical language, called this stream which
Divided their new world territories from those of the French,Rio do Sabinas, from las
sabinas, the cypresses, growing along its banks. This designation was corrupted by the
Later arriving French and English speaking people into "Sabine" by which name we
Know this waterway today.3
1. The New Encyclopedia Britannica: Macropaedia. Vol, 5, Encyclopedia
Bratannica, Inc. Chicago, 1973, p. 1.
2. White, Edna McDaniel, East Texas Riverboat era and its decline. LaBelle
Printing & Engraving Co., Beaumont, 1967, p. 2.
3. The Southwestern Historical quarterlyVol. XXX1IV, (July 1935-Ap. 1936)
Texas Historical Association, Austin, 1936.
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