Orange, on the Sabine River, which is the border between Texas and Louisiana, is the area where the author of what may be the best-selling children’s book of all time grew up. Who knew The Poky Little Puppy would set a record like that? Maybe that relaxed attitude came from Janette Sebring Lowrey’s childhood enjoying the peaceful Sabine River setting, which now offers families a boardwalk to stroll along.

Read more about the author here:

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The Rare Books and Manuscripts room of the Stark Museum of Art in Orange is notable. Recently, the W.H. Stark House‘s adjacent Carriage House in Orange had a popular “100 Years of Literature” exhibit as well.

According to this Museum’s site, you can see “The Birds of America by naturalist John James Audubon. These five double elephant folios, which depict the birds of North America, belonged to the artist. The groundbreaking publication is widely regarded as one of the finest illustrated books of all time. In addition to Audubon’s The Birds of America are letters and journals by Audubon and artist Paul Kane, seven Books of Hours manuscripts, and more rare treasures.”

Read this Beaumont Enterprise article for more information.

Also see our FloridaKentucky, and Texas pages on Audubon.

The Stark Museum of Art is the third stop on Texas Trail Part Two!

Patricia Smart