On Memorial Day weekend, Houstonians can thank the Hoggs for Memorial Park.
In an arrangement with the city of Houston, and with a donation of $50,000 by Will, Mike, and Ima Hogg, Memorial Park, named to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I, opened as a public park in 1925. At 1,500 acres it is one of the largest urban parks in the nation.
The land was once the site of Camp Logan, the World War I military training camp. Along with additional acreage, was bought in 1923 and 1924 by Houston’s Hogg family to preserve as a park.
Ima's brother Mike (on the left, in the cover below) fought on the Western Front from August to November 1918.