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Texas obscurities : stories of the peculiar, exceptional and nefarious

Author: E R Bills
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Someof these quirky true stories might surprise even the most proud Texan. Austin sat the first all-woman state supreme court in the nation in 1925. A utopian colony thrived in Kristenstad during the Great Depression. Bats taken from the Bracken and Ney Caves and Devil's Sinkhole were developed as a secret weapon that viedwith the Manhattan Project to shorten World War II. In Slaton in 1922, Germanpriest Joseph M.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bills, E.R.
Texas obscurities
(DLC) 2013040268
(OCoLC)858901620
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E R Bills
ISBN: 9781625847652 1625847653
OCLC Number: 874904980
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: E.R. Bills.
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"Someof these quirky true stories might surprise even the most proud Texan. Austin sat the first all-woman state supreme court in the nation in 1925. A utopian colony thrived in Kristenstad during the Great Depression. Bats taken from the Bracken and Ney Caves and Devil's Sinkhole were developed as a secret weapon that viedwith the Manhattan Project to shorten World War II. In Slaton in 1922, Germanpriest Joseph M. Keller was kidnapped, tarred and feathered amid anti-German fervor following World War I. Author E.R. Bills offers this collection of trials, tribulations and intrigue that is sure to enrich one's understanding ofthe biggest state in the Lower Forty-eight"--

"Discover a little-known but fascinating side of Texas history"--

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