Heritage, Volume 13, Number 4, Fall 1995 Page: 31
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STATE PARKS &
FORT GRIFFIN STATE PARK
15 miles North of Albany, U.S. 283, Albany; (915) 762-3592; Open Daily 85;
Military History; $2 Car Park Entrance.
CADDOAN MOUNDS SITE
6 miles southwest of Alto, State Highway 21, Alto; (409) 858-3218; Open
Wednesday-Sunday 8-5; Prehistoric Site; Adults $1, Children 50.
McKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK
9 m. south of Austin, U.S. 183, 2 m. west on Scenic Dr., (512) 243-2177; Open
Thurs-Mon 9-12, 1-6; Tues-Wed 9-12,1-3; Natural History, History; $2 Entrance.
SEMINOLE CANYON STATE PARK
9 miles west of Comstock, U.S. 90; Comstock; (915) 292-4464; Open Daily 85;
Prehistory/History; $2 Car Park Entrance.
MAGOFFIN HOME HISTORIC SITE
1120 Magoffin Avenue, El Paso; (915) 533-5147; Open Wednesday-Sunday 94;
Historic House; Adults $2, Students/Children $1.
ADM. NIMITZ STATE HISTORICAL PARK/MUSEUM
340 E. Main, Fredericksburg, (512) 997-4379; Open daily 8-5; Chester Nimitz
and Pacific War, historic building, military exhibits; Adults $3, Children $1.50
GOLIAD STATE HISTORICAL PARK
One m. south of Goliad, U.S. 183, Goliad; (512) 645-3405; Open Daily 8-5;
History; $2 Car Park Entrance.
2.3 miles east of Hempstead off 1488 on Wyatt Chapel Rd. Information and
reservations, (409) 826-3126 or (409) 826-3883. Open first Sat of each month, $5.
CADDO LAKE STATE PARK
14 miles northeast of Marshall, State Highway 43, Karnack; (214) 679-3351;
Open Daily 8-5; Natural History, History; $2 Car Park Entrance.
MONUMENT HILL AND KREISCHE BAKERY
2 miles south of La Grange on Spur 92, La Grange; (409) 968-5658; Open daily 8-5;
History; Adults $1, Children 50.
STARR FAMILY HISTORICAL PARK
407 W. Travis St., Marshall; (903) 935-3044; 9-5 daily except Tues, a nd Sun 1-5; Home of
James F. Starr, son of James H. Starr, Sec. /Treasury, Rep. of Texas; $3/person, Children $1.
BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK
15 miles south of Richmond, FM 762, Needville; (409) 553-3243; Call for hours;
Natural History; $2 Car Park Entrance.
CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK
3 miles west of Quitaque, S.H. 86, Quitaque; (806) 455-1492; Open daily; Prehistory,
Natural History; $2 Car Park.
TEXAS STATE RAILROAD PARK
U.S Hwy 85 between Rusk and Palestine, Rusk; (214) 683-2561; Schedule varies;
Historic Building, Site, History, Technology; Adults $8, Children $6 (round trip)
JOSE ANTONIO NAVARRO STATE HISTORIC SITE
228 South Laredo, San Antonio; (512) 226-4801; Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4;
Historic House, Furnishings; Adults $1, Children 25.
YTURRI-EDMUNDS HISTORIC SITE
257 Yellowstone at Mission Tr., San Antonio; (512) 224-6163; Mon-Sat 10-4 or Sun,
noon -4 p.m.
FORT LANCASTER STATE HISTORIC SITE
6 miles east ofSheffield, U.S. 290, Sheffield; (915) 836-4391; Open Daily 8-5; Military
History; Adults $1, Children 25.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON STATE PARK
1 mile east of Stonewall, U.S. 290, Stonewall; (512) 644-2252; Open Daily 8-5;
History, Living History Farm.
P.O. Box 305, Washington; (409) 878-2214; Park and Independence Hall replica;
Open daily 8-dark; Anson Jones Home 10-12, 1-4:30; Adults $1, Children 50; Open
8-5, exhibits; movie "Independence" shown 10-4; Bluebonnet Trail March-May.
ARCHITECTURALLY IMPORTANT HISTORIC PRESTON HOLLOW ESTATE
9200 DOUGLAS AVENUE, DALLAS
ENCOMPASSING MORE THAN TWO ACRES FROM DESCO TO WATSON DRIVE
A larger replica of the Natchez plantation home "Linden", this columned mansion, originally built in 1924 by architect Gilford Scurlock, has
been owned by only four families including current owners Cleal and Mitzi Watts. Its 2.16 acres of Watson landscape-illuminated grounds are graced
with formal gardens, a fish pond, security fencing, and a 50-foot mosaic porcelain tile swimming pool where Gable and Lombard were guests of a
previous owner. This unique estate also includes a stable, artists' studio, two-basements including a bomb shelter, golf-course type sprinkler system,
a gardener's house and two-bedroom, two-story servant's quarters, and a nature preserve where one can spot morning dove and quail.
The 7-bedroom, 7 and 1/2 bath slate-roofed home is filled with stunning details of Baccarat, Tiffany, Waterford, and Austrian crystal and custom
Italian chandeliers, hand-carved mantles and stained glass cabinets. Other features: 4 wood-burning fireplaces, wood paneling, a gracious foyer, a
solarium with antique French beveled leaded glass windows and doors and a 60-foot library/den with a fossil stone fireplace with black slate hearth
and wet bar, 3-car garage, and recently updated heating and air conditioning systems.
(214) 328-1665; Fax (214) 328-2772
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