Explore: The Forest Trail Region
July 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Patriotic events including music and fireworks along the seawall in Port Arthur.
July 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Jacksonville's annual Fireworks Display will be Saturday, July 4th at dark.
July 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a tree identification and art class with forester and illustrator Bruce Lyndon Cunningham. Students will learn how to identify and sketch trees and preserve cuttings.
About the Forest Trail Region
The Forest Trail Region was the “Gateway to Texas” for Caddo Indians, Spanish and French explorers, Anglo pioneers, European immigrants, and enslaved and freed African Americans. Shadows of early Caddo and Spanish occupation linger, and the stories of Texas’ emergence from a wilderness to a great state unfold in the region’s numerous towns, many among the state’s oldest.
Spanning 35 counties from the Oklahoma-Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico, the region encompasses great stories of boom and bust in oil and timber, the early rebellion leading to the Texas Revolution, the El Camino Real de los Tejas, and the mystery and manners you’d expect from the lush, sweet spot between the Old South and the Wild West.
The Forest Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.