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Explore Sawmill towns on the Historic Sites Tour Oct. 19

LUFKIN, October 4, 2013— On Saturday, October 19, come explore life in the early East Texas sawmill towns and camps. The tour will begin at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, led by retired forester and history buff, John Courtenay and Museum Education Coordinator, Kaitlin Wieseman. Participants will discover how sawmill towns were set up, as well as hear about life in East Texas during the Sawmill Era.

After the introduction, participants will travel to several different historic sawmill sites throughout Lufkin and East Texas. Participants will also be given the chance to view homes within the historic sawmill towns. Tour hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will be driven to all historic sites in vans provided by the Texas Forestry Museum. Walking over uneven terrain is necessary. Field clothing and appropriate shoes are required. Bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided. This historic tour costs $25.00. Registration is limited, and pre-registration is necessary.

Pick up registration forms at the Texas Forestry Museum, 1905 Atkinson Drive in Lufkin, or call 936-632-9535 to request forms to be mailed.

The Texas Forestry Museum is a private non-profit organization. No admission is charged. Funds for educational programs, exhibits and general operations are generated through membership in the museum’s Society, through contributions and grants, and through fundraisers such as the Annual Fund Drive. The Texas Forestry Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday except on major holidays. Visit the museum at 1905 Atkinson Drive in Lufkin, or at the website: www.treetexas.com.

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