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28 W hitesboro Texas get away to the good life Whitesboro Texas is known for its friendly small-town atmosphere. Its close to Lake Texomajust 12 miles southon US82 midway between Sherman and Gainesville. Downtown Whitesboro has been home to the Annual Peanut Festival since 1965. Held the third Saturday of October each year this festival draws crowds in excess of 15000 to watch the parade browse through the food and merchandise vendors compete in contests for all ages enjoy the car show and live entertainment. Tours of the historic Younger-Sullivan House are an added attraction see side story below. Another of Whitesboros exciting annual events is the Wild West Rodeo Days celebration on the 4th of July weekend. This CRA- CRAA rodeo features two nightly performances a fireworks display and a dance. With Lake Texoma just 12 miles north Whitesboro is close to the lakes world-class striper fishing sail and power boating swimming and para-sailing. Lake Ray Roberts 15 miles south of Whitesboro offers additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Accommodations in the Whitesboro area include cabins campgrounds and RV parks a motel and a bed breakfast. Whitesboro visitors are close to the 14-mile Cross Timbers Hiking Trail which begins at Juniper Point. The Hagerman Wildlife Refuge on the Big Mineral arm of Lake Texoma is also nearby. Hagerman Wildlife Refuge is home to many species of migrating birds and waterfowl. The visitor center at the refuge offers information on self-guided driving tours as well as a gift shop. Younger-Sullivan House 200 Center Street This Victorian house was built in 1889 by Dr. R.N. Younger a church banking and school leader. In 1923 it was purchased by Frank Edgar and Sarah Gordon Nichols mother of the four Sullivan girls Beryl Hortense Martha and Mona. The girls were reared in the home and lived there most of their lives. The house received a Texas Historical Marker in 1986. The house was willed to the City of Whitesboro upon the death of Mona Sullivan the last surviving sister in 1995. Preservation of the house is managed by the Whitesboro Preservation Board for the enjoyment of the citizens of Whitesboro and all who come to visit. Guided tours are available. Its also a popular site for weddings and receptions. TEXASGET AWAY TO THE GOOD LIFE F COMMERCERC get away to the good life get away to the good life MB PHOTHOPHPHOTP O BYO BY WHIWHIW TESBTESBBESBOROOROOROO CHAMCHAMCHAACHAMHAMBERBEBBERB OF COF COF COF CO OMMEOMMEOMOMMERCECERCECERCEE PHOTO BY WHITESBORO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCEattraction see side story below.attraction see side story below. Article written by Barbara Bailey Whitesboro Chamber For more information please contact us at Whitsboro Area Chamber of Commerce 2535 Hwy 82 East Ste. C Whitesboro TX 76273 903.564.3331 PHOTPHO O BYY WHIHIHIWHIIHIHHIHITESBTESBEST OORO CHCHAMHAMCHAMHAMAMMMBERBERBERBERBERRR OOF COMMEERCERC PHOPHOTPHOTPHOTOTO BYO BYOO WHIWHITESBTES ORO CHAMBER OF COMMEMMEEEMERCERCERCERCE PHOTPHOTPHOTO BYO BYYYO BYY WHIWHWHIHIIWHIWHIWHIWHIW TESBTESBTTESBTESBTTESBSBTESBTESBOROOROOROOROOOROOROORO CHAMCHAMCHAMCHAMCHAMCHAMCHAMCHACHAMCHAM RBERBERBERBERBEREBERERBE OF COF CCOF COF CCF COFOOF COMMEOMMOMMEOMMEOMMEOMMEMMEMMEOMMEMMERCEERCEERCERCERCERCRCCERCERC