East Texas City
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MUSIC City Texas
Home to blues legend Aaron “T-Bone” Walker, ragtime composer Scott Joplin, and rock ’n’ roll star and preservationist Don Henley, the Linden area is the place to hear live music in East Texas. Head to Music City Texas Theater, and listen to nationally known bands of all genres in an intimate setting. This quiet Piney Woods community also boasts the Cass County Courthouse, restored
as part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program and considered the oldest working courthouse in Texas. The Pleasant Hill School north of town is a National Register of Historic Places property that stands as a reminder of East Texas’ segregated past. A former Rosenwald school, the property was built with funds provided by the community and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which offered matching monies to help build more than 5,000 African American schools across the South during the early 20th century. In the Department of Agriculture and Post Office Building downtown, the 1939 mural “The Last Crop” (aka “Cotton Pickers”) is a stunning depiction of this era, showing African American tenant farmers picking cotton. Events include the Wildflower trails of Texas and Cass County Championship Rodeo in April, Big Bird Crawfish Boil in May, Linden Arts and Wine Festival in November, and the Winterfest Christmas Parade in December.
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