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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Terry Hershey, Community, and Action
More than forty years ago, Terry Tarlton Hershey became the most visible representative of environmental action in Houston as she fought to preserve the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou west of Shepherd Drive.
Memorial Park: Nature’s 24 Hour Fitness
The first time I ever ran more than half a mile was during my freshman year at Dartmouth College when it seemed that half the campus was trying out for crew. I never made the team, but one of the things I took away from those weeks of training was a love of running. During […]
Volume 9, Number 3
Houston Parks – Where Memories are Made Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 2012) Download PDF Letter from the Editor 2 Our Treasured Oasis: Preparing for the Hermann Park Centennial by Eliza Wright 9 SPARK Parks Spark the Imagination by Kathleen Ownby 15 Emancipation is a Park by Carroll Parrott Blue 19 The Next Phase […]