Houston’s Port and Ship Channel

Marks Hinton

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How do street names tell the history of a city? After whom is Brady’s Landing and Barbour’s Cut named? Why was German Street changed to Canal and from where did the name Pasadena come? And why were elephants used to construct Spencer Highway? Houston historian Marks Hinton will share the history of the Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston by exploring the history of street and location names. In this talk, Hinton will discuss our leaders and heroes, share myths and legends, and describe the humor and tragedies that are part of Houston’s history.

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