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Sam Houston Whittling Site Photo

  Sam Houston Whittling Site
Sam Houston Whittling Site photo - picture in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas
Plaque outside the Callie Magee Antiques store (aka the Old Gibbs Store building) in Huntsville, Texas. Inscription:

This corner was a favorite site where General Sam Houston sat in a special hide-bottom chair to whittle small objects and talk with cutomers at the General Mercantile Store owned by his friends Thomas and Sandford Gibbs. Early records of the company indicate that the Gibbs Brothers extended credit to the Houston Family for their household purchases. General Houston's whittling knife and samples of his creations carved from white pine and other soft woods are located at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Placed by the Citizens of Huntsville in Recognition of the Sam Houston Bicentennial.
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See the Old Gibbs Store Historical Marker page.
                       Last updated: Sep 5 2010 23:29:41   Latitude & Longitude:
30° 43' 26.1696",
-95° 33' 4.5"