Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hitchcock's Confederate Veterans' Home-- Part 1: Now Owned By a Black Man

From the November 4, 2016, Houston Chronicle "Historic irony in the preservation of Confederate veterans home" by Joe Holley.

Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock, Texas,  was built for Confederate veterans in 1884 and is a house on nine acres of land.  Today, it is owned by Sam Collins, III, a black man.

Said Minnette Boesel:  "We've been going around the country tearing down Confederate statues, and here he is, an African American preserving the Confederate soldier's legacy home.  He recognizes the significance of the place as a teaching tool.  Our kids are learning their history from it."

--Old Secesh

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