New Historical Park Celebrates the Lone Star Flag
by: Gail Delaughter, April 21, 2011 4:04:00 am
The historical park features 35-foot flagpoles. On display are 13 flags that flew during the war for Texas independence. The park also features two bronze sculptures. One honors soldiers who fought in the war. The other is a bust of Dr. Charles B. Stewart, the Montgomery County political leader who is credited with designing the original Lone Star flag. City of Conroe spokesperson Janna Patrick says the park will be an important educational resource.
"Schoolchildren will be able to tour this park. The library is just next door to the park, where they can do some research on the Texian soldier and also the 13 flags that flew during different battles of Texas."
"The county donated about four acres to us. We've used a portion of it here for the flag park, and then the rest of it we'll use for some future, you know, future pieces, maybe an amphitheater one day."
Virgadamo hopes the flag park will become a major stop for visitors to the region who want to learn more about Texas history.
Dedication ceremonies and a free concert will be held at the park 5:30 on Thursday evening.