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Wanted : Historic County Jails of Texas.

Author: Edward A Blackburn
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press Dec. 2005.
Series: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Ser., no. 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Along with the settlement of the Texas frontier came rustlers, public drunks, gunfighters, and other outlaws. A jail in which to incarcerate the lawbreakers was thus often the first public building raised in a new town. Later, as government developed, public buildings-notably county courthouses and jails-assumed not only practical but also symbolic importance. The architecture of these buildings in the nineteenth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Blackburn
ISBN: 9781585443086 1585443085 9781603445641 1603445641
OCLC Number: 870413922
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Ser., no. 11.

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Provides an illustrated guide to the historic county jails of Texas. This book takes readers to each of the 254 counties in the state, presenting brief histories of the counties and the structures  Read more...

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"It should reach a wide audience in Texana readers, historic preservationists, and scholars. The authors are to be commended for their diligent field work and research."--T. Lindsay Baker, Director, Read more...

 
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