Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lightnin’- Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins had ties to Houston County. A statue was erected in his memory across from Camp Street Café in Crockett. Locals say Hopkins played on the street and in establishments along Camp Street in his youth. Camp Street was in the center of the Black Business … Read More

World’s Tallest Statue Of An American Hero

Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville, Texas- The world’s tallest statue of an American Hero stands proudly beside I-45 in Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston can be seen from an impressive distance as he oversees Texas traffic, day and night. Most East Texans have seen the statue, along with everyone else who has … Read More