In about 1887, when Brazoria County was still sparsely settled, it was home to a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from turkey and deer to some bears that roamed from the prairies, rivers and bayous to the Oyster Creek bottomlands where the Sloan Jamison family lived.

In a lengthy memoir, Sloan’s son, Joe Jamison, wrote about his own life and experiences, as well as a bit about the history of this area.

Marie Beth Jones is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at 979-849-5467 or

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Pleasing story to learn a little about the railroads. No surprise about the abundance of wildlife in the pristine country.

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