Known as the "First Lady of Texas," Ima Hogg was born in Mineola in 1882, the only daughter of Texas governor "Big Jim" Hogg. Miss Ima's philanthropic work reflects the breadth of her interests, but perhaps her most tangible legacy is found in the historic buildings she bequeathed to the state, including the Varner-Hogg Plantation near West Columbia and the Winedale museum near Round Top. More»

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Ima Hogg, ca. 1900. Image courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.