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Historic Ennis
Ennis has a rich railroad history starting out as a railroad town, which was a popular stopping place. The town is named after the railroad tycoon, Cornelius Ennis, which was established officially in 1872. Ennis has been home to several historical figures to include, Clyde Barrow of the famed Bonnie and Clyde, musician Ernest Tubb, author Katie Daffin who was the first woman to run for Texas Governor, film maker Bob Banner. Also World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Jack Lummus, was raised in Ennis, Texas.
Old World Culture & Cuisine
Most notable to Ennis' rich legacy is the delightful Czech heritage. The influences of the Czechoslovakian people are still celebrated today. Every year over memorial day weekend is a three day celebration of the people who settled this small town. There are crafts, food, music and dancing.
The crowning event of this 3 day celebration is the National Polka Festival, which has been a tradition in this small town for over 45 years. More than 50,000 people descend on this small country town to enjoy the festivities and learn about Czechoslovakian traditions.
Official Bluebonnet City of Texas
This picturesque scene can be found in Ennis, Texas and the immediate surrounding areas during the month of April. Thousands of visitors flood the area for the opportunity to see the sea of bluebonnets and to take pictures. In 1997 State Legislation designated the area as "The Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail" with 40 miles of mapped trails. 
For more information on Ennis; please visit the websites below:
Visitors Center: visitennis.org/
City of Ennis: www.ennis-texas.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.ennis-chamber.com/