Friends of Historic Nacogdoches

Bruce R. Partain

The preservation society Friends of Historic Nacogdoches Inc. is blazing a trail to honor a Nacogdoches resident who has created walking trails along two creeks one ax swing at a time.

A bronze sculpture will be dedicated Thursday in Nacogdoches honoring its prolific architect and builder Diedrich Rulfs. The German-born architect designed most of Nacogdoches’ elegant historic homes from the late 1800s to 1926. This is the seventh sculpture produced by the organization Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. President Jeff Abt said the sculptures are on a heritage walk that is a tribute to the people who made the oldest town in Texas what it is today.

Friends of Historic Nacogdoches

Friends of Historic Nacogdoches will put on a one-woman play bringing to life the writings of Karle Wilson Baker. She was a prolific poet of the 1920s and 1930s who lived in Nacogdoches. A bronze statue of Baker will be erected in downtown Nacogdoches this fall. The fund raiser titled "Karle Wilson Baker: A Writer's Life" will be held May 18 and 19 at Cole Art Center.