By Matthew Crow Few of Houston’s residents today realize that during World War I Houston had a military base just west of downtown. Camp Logan, one of sixteen auxiliary military training camps established during the era, sprawled across much of the area that is now Memorial Park, south from Washington Avenue and across the bayou […]
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Recalling Houston’s Early Days and its Oilmen: A Conversation with Jane Blaffer Owen
By Houston History Magazine on April 18, 2011 in Arts & Culture, Energy and Environment, Houstonians, Museums, University of Houston
Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
Women Stretching the Limits by Stretching Their Minds: 100 Years of the Chautauqua Study Club
By Houston History Magazine on December 18, 2010 in Arts & Culture, Communities, Houstonians, Women
To view the entire article about the women’s Chautauqua Study Club by Betty Trapp Chapman, which appeared in Houston History Volume 7, Number 2, download the pdf version.