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Richard Carter Park

Development in the park includes an interpretive center with displays about Richard Carter and the reconstruction of the original water well. There is also an open play area, a discovery garden area featuring decks, seating, indigenous plants, a historical marker, and a bronze statue by Albert Pedulla. The sculpture was installed in 1986 and symbolizes the staking of the claim by Richard Carter, which resulted in the settlement of College Station and the Brazos Valley. The development of this park was an officially sanctioned Texas Sesquicentennial Project. In 1991, the graves of Richard Carter, his wife, and family members were moved from an adjacent site to the park itself. Additional lights were added in 1998.
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