Nederland Pop. 17,422 Alt. 25


Founded just before turn of the century by immigrants from Holland. Name means -"lowland" in Dukh. Early efforts at rice farming and dairying played important role, but growth began in earnest with discovery of Spindletop Oil Field.

Windmill MuseumWindmill Museum-

Built to preserve Dutch heritage; 25-foot blades revolve. Artifacts dating from city's founding exhibited on three floors; also mementos of famed country/Western singer, Tex Ritter. Open Tues. - Sun. afternoons Mar. Labor Day; rest of year open Thurs. - Sun. afternoons; in Tex Ritter Park.

La Maison des Acadiens Museum -

tribute to early French settlers, also in park. 1500 block Boston Ave.



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