Jefferson, Texas- The Excelsior House was built in the 1850s, and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it the oldest hotel in East Texas according to the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 years later, the history of the hotel has been steeped in mystery, and haunted happenings.
Chicken & Waffles
Chicken and Waffles? It seems like a strange combination. The origin of “Chicken & Waffles” is lost in history and tangled in folklore. Thomas Jefferson, the Pennsylvania Dutch and Southern slaves have all been bestowed as originators of chicken & waffles. When we fast forward to the twentieth century folklore is stripped away an facts are revealed about the history of chicken & waffles.
BETHANY- “Lick Skillet” is not just something you did when the grub was good, although, it was most certainly something you did when the grub was good if you didn’t have a biscuit to sop it up. It is a name deeply rooted in East Texas culture. For over a century, Lick Skillet is a name that has been attached to roads, creeks, and communities.
The Poisonous Poinsettia Myth
The poinsettia is a culturally and commercially important plant known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. For nearly 100 years, the myth of the poisonous poinsettia myth has warned people not to taste the crimson red petals.
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