Gateway entrance marker dedication
Big Thicket Messenger - May 2007
Some towns fly a beautiful flag, on a high hill, to welcome visitors. The keep Cleveland Beautiful organization had a ‘bigger dream’ Now, Cleveland will have thirty foot lighted flag poles flying the United States and Texas flags. They will be flanking a majestic ‘Gateway Marker’, on an East Texas penisula. It will be an impressive sight.
At the southern edge of Cleveland, all roads lead into town. Going north, from Kingwood, just after Washington Avenue exits from U.S. 59, a lonely pine tree proudly stands as a reminder that Cleveland is a product of the pines.
This picturesque spot was chosen for the 2006 major project of KCB…to construct an impressive ‘Gateway Marker’. Travelers could see that Cleveland, bypassed by most, is still here: alive and growing. It is an invitation to stop for a visit. Everyone is welcome.
The long awaited ‘Gateway Marker’ dedication was conducted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. This dedication was also the beginning of another KCB project, called ‘Discover Cleveland’. April is an exciting history making month in Cleveland.