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G:\Cy Fair College Library\Life\Jane Cypress Slide Show

  1. 1. HISTORY IN THE MAKING ---000 0 000--- THE STORY OF THE CYPRESS AREA AND CYPRESS TOP HISTORIC PARK - --000 0 000--- PRESENTED BY THE CYPRESS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  2. 3. www.mapquest.com Spring Cypress Top Historic Park Cypress-Rosehill Cypress Spring- Cypress Lone Star College Barker-Cypress Fry Rd
  3. 4. Big Cypress Creek John Callihan 1835 Cypress Creek Little <ul><li>May, 1839 - Stage Coach begins operating Washington to Houston, and Austin to Houston. </li></ul><ul><li>1840 - Hamblin Post Office (Republic of Texas) opens at future site of Hot Wells . W.K. Hamblin is 1 st Postmaster. </li></ul><ul><li>1840 – Big Cypress Post Office (Republic of Texas) opens at Burnett’s Tavern. Matthew Burnett is 1st Postmaster. </li></ul>Future site of Cypress Top Austin to Houston Stage to Houston Stage Washington W.K. Hamblin Burnett Tract Big Cypress P.O. Hamblin P.O. 1840 – Postal Service Comes to Cypress Area ? ?
  4. 5. Big Cypress Creek John Callihan 1835 Cypress Creek Little Future site of Cypress Top Austin to Houston Stage to Houston Stage Washington W.K. Hamblin Burnett Tract Hamblin P.O. Walskin Howth <ul><li>December, 1845 Texas joins the United States of America (as the 28 th state). </li></ul><ul><li>1845 - Hamblin Post Office (future Hot Wells) becomes a U.S. Post Office. </li></ul><ul><li>1845 – Walskin Howth Survey deeded. (Future site of Cypress Top) </li></ul><ul><li>Tract is immediately sold to Samuel L. Fowler, who owns it until 1856. </li></ul><ul><li>1846 – Jacob Croft, a sawmill operator, opens Croft’s Mill Post Office </li></ul><ul><li>(future Rose Hill P.O.) </li></ul>1845 – Texas becomes the 28 th State of the United States of America ? ?
  5. 9. St John Lutheran 1916 Salem Lutheran 1952 Trinity Lutheran-Neudorf 1974 Christ United 1928
  6. 10. 1897 – A New Future for Cypress <ul><li>Abe Roberts, grandson to Abram Roberts of New Kentucky, was owner of the Cypress Top property and ran the Store. </li></ul><ul><li>Abe was shot by his father-in-law, Nick Pillot, in a domestic dispute. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cypress Top property was purchased by Edward F. Juergen of Waller, a business school graduate, and member of a Houston “Grocery-Business” family. </li></ul>Cypress Top remained in the Juergen Family for the next 108 years! Edward F. Juergen-1895
  7. 11. Juergen’s Store Depot Rumple Home Juergen’s Hall Juergen’s Saloon 1907 – “Downtown” Cypress “ Hempstead Highway”
  8. 12. Cypress Rifle Club & Tin Hall – Established 1889
  9. 13. Hot Wells Hotel and Sanitarium – Built 1910 <ul><li>Hot artesian springs discovered 1903 </li></ul><ul><li>Snack Bar, Shuffle Board, Pin Ball, Juke Box </li></ul><ul><li>Bath House, Dressing Rooms, Suit Rentals </li></ul><ul><li>Dances on Friday Nights after the Rodeo </li></ul><ul><li>Water contaminated in the 1980’s </li></ul>
  10. 14. Cy-Fair FFA Rodeo – Established 1944 Forrest Arnold
  11. 15. Kitzmann Chevrolet and Texaco, circa 1930 Melvin Free Humble Station Cypress Post Office and Neal’s Store
  12. 16. Thank You www.CypressHistoricalSociety.com

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