Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SEARCHING FOR INDIANOLA
My husband and I, and our dear friends, Joe and Gayle Bailey, have taken a trip to the coast of Texas this week doing research for my next book which is set during the Civil War in Indianola, TX. Indianola was a major port, second only to Galveston, during the War Between the States, and was one of the only towns in Texas that was captured and occupied by Union troops. That was the reason I chose it.
The town of Indianola was destroyed by hurricanes in the late 1800's and was never rebuilt, but some of the original homes were moved to Victoria and Cuero. We spent yesterday visiting some of those homes.
Today we're going down to the site itself. Follow along as we tour this part of our Texas of which I was only vaguely aware up until my research for this book