The museum is in the waiting room and office of the restored Missouri Pacific Railroad depot. The warehouse is a hands-on learning center. See the 1908 "Arnold Outhouse," doctor's office, dogtrot cabin, oil derrick, cotton gin, print shop and syrup mill. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-1...
The amphitheater is in a natural crater that is 60 feet deep and 300 yards in diameter. Legend has it that the crater was once a Caddo gathering place. Concerts are held April-October. 1039 F.M. 1798 West. www.durangoscanyon.com
Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. With inferior equipment, he made two unsuccessful attempts. In January 1930, he started a third well. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford No. 3 blew in, beginning the East Texas Oil Boom. A 1936 pink granite marker shows the site. Ab...
The town was an important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. Bypassed by railroads, the town declined, and a 1906 storm destroyed many buildings. Only the cemetery remains. Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43.
A lake with a marina, boat facilities, picnicking and camping. Eighteen miles east of Jacksonville off U.S. 79. Also accessible from Henderson. .
This lake offers fishing, boating and camping at lakeside. Waterfowl hunting during winter. Twelve miles southwest of Carthage via F.M. 10; also accessible from Henderson.
The park has derrick-covered picnic pavilions. About six miles west of Henderson on Texas 64 at C.R. 4148.
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