Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hearne
1645 North Market Street, Hearne, Texas, 77859, United States
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Travel Tips for Hearne
Aunt Jemima's Syrup is well-known throughout the US. What most people don't know, is that the lady who posed for the Syrup label is from hearne, Texas and her gravesite is close to this town. Rosie Lee Moore was the last model for the Quaker oats company pplaying the part of Aunt Jemima. Rosie toured the entire country and parts of Canada during her work for the company. She toured from 1950 to 1967 when the company retired her.
her grave is located just east of the city of Hearne. A marker is there that says simply her name, her husbands name, the appropriate dates and a statement that she worked for 25 years for Quaker oats company as Aunt Jemima.
Check at the Hearne Chamber of commerce for a map with specific directions to the gravesite.
we went to see trains
"Hearne is known for the rail lines"
Hearne was established in 1868 at the crossroads of two major highways and two rail lines. It quickly became a cotton and rail center. Large plantations bloomed in the fertile farmlands of the Brazos de Dios (Arms of God) River. Farmers in the area built their own rail line to bring the cotton to the large gins in town. Today, the gins are all automated and located outside of town, but cotton is still a major money-maker for the area farmers.
During World War II, Hearne saw a boom as Camp Hearne, a large prisoner of war (POW) camp was established northwest of the city.
It is also the site of the only Confederate Cotton manufacturing plant during the Civil War. Cotton is still big business in Hearne.
Home to the Railroads and Crossroads of Texas
"Stopping Ground for Gas and Food"
During my trek to Waskom every other weekend or so, I normally choose to stop about an hour and half out of Austin to fill up on gas or to grab a good bit of lunch. When not in a hurry one of my favorite places to eat is the Dixie Cafe.