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Established in 1856, city became one of the state's largest cotton-buying
centers. Oil discovered in 1920s; substantial industrial development
in recent decades. A number of fine old structures of native sandstone...
homes, a former mill, stores, and schools...are reminders of city's
history. Home of Howard Payne University.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's W.R. Poage Pecan Field Station
located here since 1939; 16 new varieties developed since 1953.
Brownwood lies on U.S. 183, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway
connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
BROWN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY
CAMP BOWIE MEMORIAL PARK
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ACADEMY OF FREEDOM
LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK
- BROWN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY -
Seven rooms of exhibits in old, cattle like jail. Brown County
history, and evolution of communications exhibit in room sponsored
by West Texas Pioneer Telephone Club. Open Wed 1 to 4 p.m. Sat
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 200 Block of North Broadway near courthouse.
- CAMP BOWIE MEMORIAL PARK -
Honors men of famed 36th Infantry Division ("T-Patch").
Small park features vintage military equipment, cannon, armor.
At intersection of Burnett Drive and Travis Road, Camp Bowie Industrial
- DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ACADEMY OF FREEDOM
- Affiliate of Howard Payne University specializing in history
and government in the context of Western civilization. Dedicated
to Gen. Douglas MacArthur; displays some of his personal souvenirs.
Unique study settings lure visitors - Mediterranean Room flanked
by replicas of Egyptian tomb statues; Magna Carta Hall replica
of English castle room; replica of meeting room in Philadelphia's
Independence Hall. Magnificent three-story mural highlights academy
enrance. Tours Mon. - Sat. while school is in session. Call 915-646-2502.
Austin Avenue (F.M. 2524)at Coggin Street.
- LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK - 538
Acre park offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping,
nature study, trailer facilities, rest rooms, shelters, cabins,
and group camp accommodations. 23 miles northwest via Texas 279
and Park Road 15. Admission.
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