Around La Porte

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Overview
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.
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ISBN: 9780738584904
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Ann Uloth Malone is a past president of the La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society. She was married to Norman Malone, who served the communities of Lomax and La Porte as councilman and mayor for over 20 years. Dan Becker is a local attorney, bookstore owner, and amateur historian. The majority of this book's images have been gathered from the La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society Museum Archives.
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