Wed. August 6th
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
At the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center
Houston resident Patty Hubbard grew up on the land that is now the Spring Trails subdivision as well as where the Nature Center is and what is now our 200-acre Spring Trails Preserve.
Patty Hubbard, who at the request of BLC, donated a 25-acre portion of the Spring Creek Greenway (along the creek below the Spring Trails Preserve and just east of Riley Fuzzel), will share details of what it was like growing up in the 30s, 40s and 50s on what is now this area’s preserve. The 25-acre Peckinpaugh Preserve is named for Patty’s father, William Thomas Peckinpaugh. Patty will share details of swimming in the creek, the deepest “water hole” in Texas (that was wiped out by the ’58 flood) and her brother’s and others’ stories of the old boy scout camp that was on this land that is now her son Ford’s land – adjacent to the Spring Trails Preserve.
We will also have way further-back history, in the form of a direct relation to the Atapaka-Ishak tribe (the local Akokisa were a part of this group of tribes), Mary LeBlanc. Mary is a Porter resident and she is a frequent speaker at the Museum of Natural Science.
Read the article below for a sneak peak at some of the rich cultural history of the Greenway.