Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Out of the Past
These photos are taken in Barrington Farm, a living museum farm in Washington On The Brazos State Park near Houston, TX.
The farm represents the mid-1800s farm founded by Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. The residents are costumed interpreters who live their lives as in the 1800. They raise cotton, corn, cattle and hogs using period techniques. The recreated outbuildings include two slave cabins, a kitchen building, a smokehouse, a cotton house and a barn. The farmstead opened in 2000, and is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
An interesting place to visit if you were ever in the area.