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Lake Oolooteka at Sam Houston's Woodland Home ca. 1927

Lake Oolooteka at Sam Houston's Woodland Home ca. 1927. Lake Oolooteka at Sam Houston's Woodland Home ca. 1927. The idea to name the pond at Sam Houston Memorial Park, Oolooteka, in honor of Sam Houston's Cherokee adoptive father, and to design it in the shape of Texas, was the idea of Martinus Stougaard, the landscape architect who worked at the park from 1928 until the early 1960s. Stougaard is responsible for the original landscape design of the park, much of which can still be seen today.