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"The Gateway"
"Nacogdoches ~ the Oldest Town in Texas"
Where the Dream of Texas was Born

“1821, Texas was a vast unsettled province in northern Mexico.  The Mexican government
encouraged colonization with the Constitution of 1824 and its promise of free land, no
taxes and unlimited opportunities.  In the years that followed, 25,000 Americans poured
into this broad and fertile land west of the Sabine and east of the Colorado.  For them, the
“Dream of Texas was Born.”
(Taken from the introduction of “The Alamo” Soundtrack)

Nacogdoches is not only known as “the Oldest Town in Texas,” but also as the “Gateway.”  
As the early pioneers forged westward, this town was their last contact with civilization. It
was literally the gateway to Texas and to the vast unsettled Southwest beyond.

This monument pays tribute not only to the city of Nacogdoches, but to the courageous
and adventurous spirits of the first families that helped to establish and settle the great
state of Texas.

“The Gateway” is located on the town square of Nacogdoches, TX on Hwy 21, also known
“El Camino Real” or “The King’s Highway.”
Fine Art
Bronze Sculpture ~ Oil Paintings
Originals ~ Limited Editions      
"Classics of Tomorrow . . . Today"
Michael Boyett
Sculptor and Painter
of American Heritage Fine Art
All work represented on this is site is registered under the US Copyright Laws.  Images or works may not be copied or reproduced without written permission from Michael Boyett Studio.  
Thank you.
Photo Courtesy of Photographer Dave Bush, Nacogdoches, TX
"Mayor Charles England"
Retiring Mayor of Grand Prairie, TX
Unveiling Ceremony
City Hall, Grand Prairie, TX
November 2013
"The Badger"
Commissioned by
Badger Midstream Energy, Houston, TX
Presented - February 2014

The North American Badger is notorious for being
one of the fiercest animals on earth for its small size,
about 18" in length. In this scene, there appears to
be a deadly struggle with a rattler as the snake
bares his fangs and wraps around the badger's front
leg. The outcome is apparent as the ferocity of the
badger is revealed in his fierce expression and as
his powerful teeth and claws knash at the
captured viper.
Life Size Clay Original
Life Size Clay