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Artist’s rendering of John Peter Sjolander, “Sage of Cedar Bayou”
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John Peter Sjolander, “Sage of Cedar Bayou,” arrived on Cedar Bayou in 1871. A native of Sweden, Sjolander faced religious persecution and poor prospects in his home country. He arrived in Galveston in 1871 and worked in the Cedar Bayou brickyards until he built a farm on Cedar Bayou below the mouth of Ferrand Gully in 1877.
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History of Baytown, pg. 73; Baytown Historical Museum
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