Bellaire Historical Society Presents Dr. Dan Worrall, Historian and Author

Date

October 12

Time: 

6:30 pm

Location

CenterPoint Energy Community Center, 7001 5th St. at the Bellaire Recreation Center.

Event Details

SAVE THE DATE....Thurs, Oct. 12th * 6:30pm for the Bellaire Historical Society's presentation of Dr. Dan Worrall, local historian and author of Pleasant Bend, the story of Upper Buffalo Bayou and the San Felipe Trail as they existed west of Houston in the 19th century.

(This is a FREE event with refreshments and open to members AND non-members!)

Dr. Worrall, a retired exploration geologist and an active board member with Mister McKinney on the Harris County Historical Commission, was instrumental in rescuing the 19th-century Morse-Bragg Cemetery, near Post Oak Boulevard in Houston, from loss to development.

Worrall extensively researches what he calls "nearly forgotten" rural areas where pioneers settled and lived a century and a half prior to the sprawling westward growth of Houston, including that of Upper Buffalo Bayou, extending from downtown Houston to Katy. In this area, European settlement began at Piney Point in 1824, over a decade before Houston was founded.

Ox wagons full of cotton traveled across a seemingly endless tallgrass prairie from the Brazos River east to Harrisburg along the San Felipe Trail, built in 1830.

Don't miss start of the 2017-2018 BHS season and this exceptional speaker on a topic rarely discussed.

Autographed books will also be available for purchase at the BHS meeting, which are always FREE and open to the public and located at the 2nd floor of the CenterPoint Energy Community Center, 7001 5th St. at the Bellaire Recreation Center.

Mister McKinney is president of the Bellaire Historical Society, which presents year-round programs to promote local history, more information at: www.BellaireHistoricalSociety.org