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Meet Isabella Neff, the Mother of Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

Gov. Pat Neff, who established the Texas State Parks Board in 1923, wasn’t the only member of his family who played a crucial role in developing Texas’ parks system.

All in the Family

December 31, 2009 | By Martha Deeringer

Today’s Texas State Park system, which includes more than 90 state parks, historic sites, natural areas, and visitors centers from Abilene to Washington-on-the-Brazos, offers visitors myriad opportunities to commune with the outdoors and learn about the history of the state.

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