Pecan Park, Nacogdoches, TX USA

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Pecan Park picnic

Pecan Park was started a long time ago with plantings from a commercial pecan farmer. They grew and sold pecans for a number of years. Later the pecan stand was donated to the City of Nacogdoches, where it became fallow...occasionally being brush hogged. While I attended SFA in the 1970s I had little money so every fall I would get me a few bags of pecans to suppliment my food.

Later the City of Nacogdoches constructed a front road with parking lot at Pecan Park and really opened Pecan Park to the public. (Located on E Starr St. just south of SFA.) With a high visitation rate few pecans are left behing to be gathered.

The Goodman Bridge was constructed in 1932 for $4,000 to replace the Hinkley's ferry crossing the Angelina River connecting Nacogdoches County with Cherokee County. It also connected Wells and Douglas. In the 2000s the bridge was deemed unsafe and replaced with a new bridge. A few years later The historic Goodman Bridge was moved to its final location at Pecan Park; where it serves as a foot bridge.

walterman9999 says:
Thanks Em, you are a good neighbor!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016
EmEm says:
Excellent blog, Walter! I like very much the whole your description and photos.
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016
walterman9999 says:
Thanks Melanie.
Posted on: Apr 28, 2016
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Pecan Park picnic
Pecan Park picnic
Pecan Park, sign
Pecan Park, sign
pecan trees
pecan trees
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
bridge HM
bridge HM
Pecan Park (back door)
Pecan Park (back door)
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
Goodman Bridge
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