Jasper is a city in the Deep East region of Texas.
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Jasper gained a measure of notoriety when an African-American man was dragged to his death behind a pick-up truck in a gruesome lynching in 1998. Much of the town subsequently unified to express revulsion for the crime and opposition to the racial hatred that motivated it.
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, Beaty-Orton House 200 S. Main ( near Sandy Creek Park), ☎ . +1 409-383-6138 M-F 8AM-5PM. Historic two-story home. Donation requested.
( Sam Rayburn Powerhouse just off Recreation Road 255), ☎ . +1 409-384-5716 This sixteen story hydroelectric power plant has won awards for design.
. Sam Rayburn Reservoir Fishing, boating.
( Sandy Creek Park and Trail between S, Main and Marvin Hancock Dr). Open dawn to dusk. One mile loop walking/running trail, playground and covered picnic areas.
, Hamburger Depot 283 S Wheeler St, ☎ . +1 409 384-5824 Local favorite for hamburgers and all the fixin's.
, Texas Star Café 205 N Wheeler St, ☎ . +1 409 837-4444 Cheap but tasty downhome cooking.
, Holiday Inn Express 239 East Gibson, ☎ . +1 409 384-9021 Clean rooms with interior access, mini-fridge, microwave, and free internet access.
, Ramada Inn 239 East Gibson, ☎ . +1 409 384-9021 Clean rooms. Laundry service and restaurant/bar on the premises. Pets OK.
, Super 8 2100 North Wheeler, ☎ . +1 409 384-8600 Clean and relatively new. Squeamish drivers may want to pass on this one, as its parking lot exits at a rather dangerous busy intersection.
, Swann Hotel Bed and Breakfast 250 N Main St, ☎ . +1 409 489-9010 Restored wooden Victorian inn built in 1901.
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