Founded just before turn of the century
by immigrants from Holland. Name means -"lowland"
in Dukh. Early efforts at rice farming and dairying played
important role, but growth began in earnest with discovery of
Spindletop Oil Field.
Built to preserve Dutch
heritage; 25-foot blades revolve. Artifacts dating from
city's founding exhibited on three floors; also mementos of
famed country/Western singer, Tex Ritter. Open Tues. - Sun.
afternoons Mar. Labor Day; rest of year open Thurs. - Sun.
afternoons; in Tex Ritter Park.
La Maison des Acadiens Museum -
tribute to early French settlers, also
in park. 1500 block Boston Ave.