Houston's history: Look closely or you'll miss it





Drifting down Buffalo Bayou in a pontoon boat on a humid summer afternoon, Louis Aulbach sees 300 Comanches camping out at the Wortham Center and tall grass rippling south past bumper-to-bumper traffic on Prairie, as far as the eye can see.

Aulbach's not hallucinating from the Bayou City's intense summer heat — he's a history buff.

"In Houston, it's very easy to ignore the history, but that's not to say that there isn't any," said Aulbach, 59. "You just have to look harder for it."

As Houston prepares to celebrate its 171st birthday this week, Aulbach will lead a history boat tour from Allen's Landing at Commerce and Main through the end of the year. The first tour took place Saturday.


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