Jacksonville, Texas- It’s about to be “tomato time” in Jacksonville! This year the City of Jacksonville will celebrate the 32nd Annual Tomato Festival this June. Jacksonville has been producing tomatoes for the commercial market in the State of Texas for over a century, since 1897. Tomatoes became the primary crop until the 1950s. During this time, Jacksonville earned the title “Tomato Capital of the World.”
Jefferson, Texas- Get fired up for Memorial Day and bring the family to ride on an antique narrow-gauge train along the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas. Come for lunch, a free movie and a train ride. Enjoy the excellent view of the ride along the river in the open-canopied observation cars.
Galveston Island, Texas- The island’s historic City Cemetery on Broadway is floating on a sea of firewheels and coreposis this May. Known for being the final resting place of many who died in the Great Hurricane of 1900, the cemeteries are also known for the yellow blanket of Texas wildflowers they adorn each May. No need to bring flowers if you visit this cemetery in May!
Nacogdoches, Texas- Citizens in Nacogdoches will join thousands of individuals around the country as part of a nationwide celebration of 2016 National Preservation Month in May 2016. “This Place Matters” is the theme of the month-long celebration, which is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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