Settled a decade before the Civil War in Hardin County northwest
of Beaumont'; named after Saratoga, N.Y., because of medicinal
springs. health resort fell into disuse after discovery of oil
in 1901. Currently a small retail center in the heart of the Big
- BIG THICKET MUSEUM - Backwoods memorabilia from butter molds
to logging tools, pioneer artifacts and documents, 19th Century
log cabin, interpretive material on Big Thicket flora and fauna.
Open Tues thru Sat 9:00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00
to 5:00 p.m. Small group tours, environmental education school
programs and guided canoe trips on Village Creek by advance arrangements.
call 409-274-5000. Admission.
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