Thursday, August 21, 2008


Allen's Landing, the myth of Houston's founding, is a fake.

[Researcher] Wagner asked Charlie Lansden, the director of Houston's mid-century "Community Betterment Division", about the matter. He'd worked to make Allen's Landing a city park.

Where did you find that name? Wagner asked him.

We made it up, he replied. It sounded better than "the old port."

via chron