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Wilde About Texas: Barrington Living History Farm
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Just down the hill from where Texas proclaimed its independence sits the home of the Republic's last president, Anson Jones.
The land is now the Barrington Living History Farm, where visitors can see Jones' home and get a glimpse of what it took to run a farm hundreds of years ago.
"He was a medical doctor by trade, politician by choice and he did dabble in owning a cotton farm which is what we have recreated here," agricultural interpreter Mark Sanders said.
Most everything on the farm operates like it did in 1840. The animals, from the turkeys to the cattle, are similar to what Jones would have had on his farm.
"People today have the same needs as the people from early Texas but technology meets them in such a different way,” Sanders said. “We're showing how those needs were met before high technology."
The exhibit helps visitors appreciate everything we have now, from air conditioning to drug stores.
"Allowing people to see how lucky we are to have modern medicine and running water most importantly. The other things are nice but not necessary," park ranger Barbara King said.
The Barrington Living History Farm is part of the Washington-on-the-Brazos state historic site. Click here for more information.