Texas Tropical Trails tourism group converges on Bayside
Mar 26, 2009 | 1069 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Texas Tropical Trails tourism group held a Texas Heritage Trails Program in Bayside on Tuesday March 17.  The program was co-hosted by the town of Bayside and the Bayside Historical Society. 

It was attended by 33 TTT partners, some from as far away as Kingsville.  The group assembled at the Bayside Community Center for coffee and was welcome by Rick Stryker, TTT President and Director of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.

Bart Wales, President of the  Refugio County Historical Society, presented a retrospective of the history of Refugio back to paleoindian times. The group then moved to the Fennesey Ranch for a hayride tour led by Patty Shay.

Returning to the Bayside Community Center, the group had a choice of two box lunches prepared by Crofutt’s, including their specialty, the shrimp poboy. The TTT Board had remained behind to hold their business meeting during the Fenessey Ranch tour.

The educational program after lunch started with a slide show by Rhonda Camp showing many of the prize photos from the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest.  Herndon Williams of the Bayside Historical Society presented a pictorial history of the important towns on Copano Bay in the 1800s: El Copano,

St. Mary’s of Aransas, and Lamar. Fifteen visitors attended an impromptu tour of the Wood Mansion by Michael Selzer, the owner.  This event managed to feature many of the attractions in the Bayside area.
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