"Ennis, Texas--A Proud Heritage" Ennis by VeronicaG
Ennis Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 95 photos
Rediscovering My Childhood
Ennis, Texas was named after a former mayor of Houston and railroad millionaire, Cornelius Ennis, in 1872. It's located along the Texas Bluebonnet Trail and is about 25 miles or a 30 minute drive from Dallas. During the "Wild West Era" it welcomed ten passenger trains a day.
Ennis has a proud Czech heritage and celebrates this distinction with an annual Polka Festival. We traveled there on Memorial Day weekend to rediscover a childhood joy, so to speak.
Many cherished memories are of family weddings on my mother's side of the family who were Polish. The old folk seemed to come alive during these special events! I remember whirling around the floor with uncles and cousins to the cheerful tunes of accordion music and laughter. Can those vivid memories be recaptured?
OH,YES--why are these people so happy? They're smiling because it's just so darn much fun!
After parking the car near the visitor's center, we came to a small site marked 'Pierce Park'where a memorial stood for... more travel advice
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