Submitted by The Editor on Thu, 06/24/2010 – 08:24
The City of Conroe is proud to announce a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park that will take place on Thursday, June 24, 2010 after the 9:30 a.m. city council meeting. The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park will be a tourist destination and an educational tool for students and historians. This park project started with a vision from the citizens of Conroe and employees of the city. This is a city/county cooperative project with Montgomery County having donated approximately 4 acres of land for this park.
This Texas historical park will become a source of local pride and inspiration for Montgomery County enhancing heritage tourism by being a point of destination for tourists. The park will be located at the intersection of I-45 and Hwy. 104 by the Montgomery County Library on the north side of the library.
A local artist, Craig Campobella, will create the life size bronze entitled The Texian. This bronze will hold the Lone Star Flag. This monument is designed to be a historically correct depiction of the common man that volunteered for the Texian Revolutionary Army and honors the fighting men of the war. There will also be a monument depicting Dr. Charles Stewart, relative to the Lone Star Flag.
By working together to bring this to a reality there is a sense of pride for the citizens, local artists, city and county officials and employees. Everyone is invited to attend this groundbreaking for the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park.