SENIORS DRIFT INTO OLD TOWN SPRING, TEXAS



Seniors Discover A Top Attraction

sign-flex-011 Old Town Spring, Texas is a shopping and historical railroad town that senior travelers will find 20 miles north of Houston in Spring. Featuring over 150 shops, galleries, boutiques, restaurants special events and festivals, Old Town Spring is voted one of the top attractions in Texas each year.

While the name “Spring” is applied to a large area of northern Harris County and a smaller area of southern Montgomery County, the original town of Spring, now known as Old Town Spring, is located at the intersection of Spring-Cypress and Hardy roads and encompasses a relatively small area of perhaps 1 km.

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This town is rumored to be known as a robbery victim of Bonnie and Clyde. The bank building still has bullet holes from several robberies in the 1920s and 1930 like in Northfield, Minnesota.

Seniors Enjoy Historic Town

The Spring area was first occupied by a tribe known as Orcoquisac Indians who depended on fishing and hunting which they found in abundance in this area. The first merchants in Old Town Spring could be considered to be the Trading Posts that were established by the French and later the Spaniards called “El Orcoquisac” where trade with the Indians was brisk.

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The name, “Old Town Spring,” is said to have originated after one of the worst winters in Texas history when a group of tired railroad workers were so happy at the approach of spring that they named their new camp “Camp Spring.”

At one time the town had as many as 5 saloons and a gambling hall. The town thrived on the booming railroad business in South Texas and resulting industrialization. Now the historic turn-of-the-century settlement features a variety of Victorian-style restaurants and shops.

 Seniors Time Visit For One Of The Festivals

Senior visitors can stroll along tree-lined streets or relax in the gazebos and benches throughout the town.  Seniors can also browse through a variety of boutiques, museums, galleries, restaurants and antique shops where you will discover original artwork, jewelry and woodwork.

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The local shops and businesses came alive with a festival called the Spirit of the Season where visitors encounter strolling performers and festive exhibits. Senior visitors can stroll among the decorated winding paths and enjoy hot chocolate or other holiday treats.

Set your GPS for Old Spring Texas just north of Houston and join in on all the fun and excitement in a town that celebrates Five Major Festivals each year. You can be almost certain to find one going on upon your arrival. -jeb

 

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