Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study
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The enclosed report describes Buffalo Bayou as the stage for an important confluence of oil refining, petrochemical production, and ocean-going commercial trade. The study also traces the bayou's role in the struggle for Texas independence, which led to the establishment of the Republic of Texas, a unique chapter in North American history. The corridor studied for heritage area consideration reaches from Shepherd Drive in central Houston, through downtown and east along the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel to Galveston Bay.
The study also concludes that the Buffalo Bayou proposal successfully meets the eight required heritage area evaluation criteria, as listed in the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Study Act.
Contact InformationChristine Whitacre
National Park Service
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287