Established in 1849, when an early boom touched off a
population explosion in 1894 when the city was drilling
for water but instead, accidentally struck oil!! one of Texas' first refineries was built
here in 1897.
was the first in the entire state of Texas to use natural
gas for fuel and lighting, and crude oil for locomotive
Today, Corsicana is a major retail
and wholesale center for the rich Blackland agricultural
area. In this city one will find a major Municipal park,
a public swimming pool,a golf course, and Navarro
Corsicana Fruit Cake-
Baked by Collin Street Bakery since
1896 and marketed under the name "Deluxe Cake" is
possibly world's most famous! Shipped each year to every
state in the nation and more than 190 foreign lands. This
is the only fruit cake ever, granted the coveted rare
Gourmet Society (New York) Culinary Merit Award. Incidentally, they're available year round
Sold only by mail or at bakery, 401 W. 7th St. For
information, call 1-800-248-3366.
Gaston C. Gooch Library-
Some 44,000 Indian art and craft
one of the finest exhibits in the Southwest. Open Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. On
Navarro College campus, west of downtown on Texas 31.
Bardwell, Cedar Creek, and Navarro
Lefty Frizzell Country
Dedicated to a
local boy who made it big in country/Western music. This museum includes mementos of his music
career, including photos, costumes, and records, as well
as other recording artists. Near the museum is a
life-sized statue of Frizzell in Beauford jester Park.
Handprints of Merle Haggard and other singers are in the
sidewalk in front of the statue. Museum is open daily in
Project of Navarro
County Historical Society,
restorations of houses and buildings from mid-1800s:
homes, stores, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, covered
wagon, and stagecoach-all restored and furnished in
authentic detail. Open Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun.
I - 5 p.m. 912 W. Park Ave. Admission.