When the Allen brothers were looking to establish a new city in 1836, they selected a site at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, which was the head of navigational waters. They named the city after General Sam Houston, and ever since then, Houston and its bayous have been indelibly linked.
Learn more about Houston's bayous and how they have influenced the city.
If you would like to reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizabeth Martin at 713-665-1912 ext. 101 by 11 a.m. on April 18.
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
$5 general admission; free for Heritage Society members.
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