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I was out of the office Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  The following is a summary of my notes taken on Thursday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 5.

Thursday, June 30.  I heard from two helpful board members of the Friends of Hodges Gardens: Peggy Bianchi, via email, and Linda Curtis-Sparks, on the telephone.  Both recommended my connecting with Ben D. Peterson, a local who is familiar with the early construction years at Hodges Gardens (1950 –  1955).  Ben D. is one of several generations of his family to be involved in horseback riding, and he is known for his chuckwagon stew that he shares at regional events and gatherings.

A board member with the Friends of Hodges Gardens, Linda has been involved in conservation and tourism development for several years and is in the 6th generation of her family to live along the El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Jeff Guin, NCPTT Public Affairs & Marketing Manager, met with me to discuss some basic video editing suggestions.  I hope to pull together some of our landscape video clips to make a brief Hodges Gardens/summer research introduction video for the blog.

Tuesday, July 5.  Ben D. Peterson called.  I’m happy to report I will be meeting with him tomorrow morning (Thursday), and I’ve also set up an appointment to discuss Sabine Parish area tourism–including Hodges Gardens’ role in this industry–with Linda Curtis-Sparks in Many, LA tomorrow.

Just before the end of the day, I created an account on Flickr.  This will be used for embedding certain images; currently, I am working on updating the interactive Google Map at the top of this page.  I plan to include photos where possible with the (blue)-flagged landscape features.  Though still under the first days of construction, you can check the Flickr page at ExploringHodgesGardens.

I hope to be able to share some of the Hare & Hare landscape architectural drawings on here.  I am awaiting confirmation from the archive on permitted usage of these images.


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