East Texas City
Nestled In The Big Thicket
Home To The SOuthern Forest Tribes
A suspicious 1902 fire, purportedly set over local liquor prohibition, forced residents to rebuild this Texas Main Street city. An old log-hauling locomotive and the 1933 Jonas Davis Log Cabin mark the location of the Polk County Memorial Museum and Heritage Park. East of town, in the heart of the Big Thicket, is the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. The tribe settled in East Texas around 1780, and Sam Houston had the land declared a reservation as a reward for the tribe’s courage in remaining neutral during Texas’ war for independence.
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