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2021 Summer Sizzlers – Traveling Texas Roads: The Legacy of Roadside Parks

August 31, 2021


Roadside parks have provided travelers with a place to stretch their legs and picnic for many years. Thanks to the work of a young immigrant from the Netherlands, the Texas Highway Department pioneered the look and use of Texas’ roadsides. Join us as we listen to Renee Benn, Sandra Chipley, and Jason Dupree, all with TxDOT, to learn about the status of these roadside parks, the history of the young landscape architect, and how you can be a part of TxDOT’s historic preservation process.


This lecture will be presented virtually. The link will be emailed on the morning of the session.



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