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Sketches from the five states of Texas

Author: A C Greene
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1998.
Series: Wardlaw book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When veteran columnist A.C. Greene turns his eyes on Texas, he sees a variety of experiences and a scope of history that fascinate the rest of us. Under its annexation terms, Texas is allowed to divide itself into as many as five states. While that is not likely to happen Iit has been tried), Greene masterfully shows that several cultural states do exist within the one political entity of Texas -- and have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greene, A.C., 1923-
Sketches from the five states of Texas.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607164830
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A C Greene
ISBN: 089096842X 9780890968420 0890968535 9780890968536
OCLC Number: 38993108
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The One State of Texas --
Texas River Names --
County Oddities --
Rail Nicknames --
Old Highway Days and Ways --
Early Texas Film Industry --
The State of East Texas --
East Texas --
Los Adaes --
Alonso de Leon Named Texas --
Champ d'Asile --
The Mystery of the Yellow Stone --
Peter Whetstone --
Colonel Williams --
The First Black Millionaire --
Chambers' Terraqueous Railroad --
Martin Varner --
Dance Pistols --
Missouri's Capital --
George Washington Grant --
Karnack, Texas --
The Kelly Plow --
President Jeff Davis, of Texas A & M --
Spindletop Tales --
Fimplecute and Others --
T & P and 600 Engines --
The Legend of Ima Hogg's Name --
The State of South Texas --
South Texas --
Ice for Texas --
Steamboats A-Comin' --
The Texas Horse Marines --
Naming Valley Towns --
Great Linnville Raid --
Sugar Land --
Swinging the First Railroad in Texas --
McKinney and Williams Company --
Goliad Declaration --
Dr. Jack Shackelford --
R.C. Crane's Marriage License --
The Alamo's Last Messenger --
The Alamo Monument Message --
Indianola --
S. Rhoads Fisher --
The Great Western --
John Henry Brown --
"Prince John" Magruder --
General Shelby Buries the Flag --
Last Shot of the Civil War --
Early Beef Packing --
Escandon's Colonies --
Port Arthur --
Bagdad --
Houston's River Oaks --
The Old Three Hundred --
General Sheridan's Apology --
The State of North Texas --
North Texas --
The Military Post of Fort Worth --
Red River Navigation --
McKenzie College --
Denton's Wandering Grave --
Lonesome Dove --
Panther City --
Anti-Southerner --
Col. C.C. Slaughter --
Long Distance to Lancaster --
The Vin-Fiz Flyer --
Surveying the Pie --
Overbeck's Jail --
E.H.R. Green --
Montgomery Ward Car --
Sarah Cockrell --
Birdman of Birdville --
Gooseneck Bill McDonald --
Socialist Songster --
Canadians at Fort Worth --
Wichita Trucks --
Arlington Downs --
The Dallas Ford Plant --
Texas President of Brooklyn --
The State of Central Texas --
Central Texas --
Mormons in Texas --
Salado College --
First War Correspondent --
Austin in the Reconstruction Era --
Robert T. Hill --
Carpetbaggers and Scalawags --
Wootan Wells --
The Canning of Chacon --
Blind Man's Town: Adam Johnson --
The "Hello Sucker!" Girl --
University of Texas Pedagogy --
The Gentle Art of Dueling --
Lockhart's Lovely Library --
W. Lee O'Daniel --
The State of West Texas --
West Texas --
Fort Phantom Hill --
Robert E. Lee in Texas --
The Gold Rush --
Cynthia Ann's Brother John --
The Dove Creek Fight --
Buffalo Hides --
Ben Ficklin --
The New Bank at Brownwood --
The Naming of Abilene --
Crazy Water --
Judge Roy Bean --
Larry Chittenden, Poet-Ranchman --
Mollie Abernathy --
Shortest Railroad --
Polo Fever, 1904 --
Pershing in Texas --
Texas' First Fire Truck --
The Hilton Hotel Chain --
Roby & Northern Railroad --
Conan's Creator.
Series Title: Wardlaw book.
Responsibility: A.C. Greene.
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When veteran columnist A.C. Greene turns his eyes on Texas, he sees a variety of experiences and a scope of history that fascinate the rest of us. Under its annexation terms, Texas is allowed to divide itself into as many as five states. While that is not likely to happen Iit has been tried), Greene masterfully shows that several cultural states do exist within the one political entity of Texas -- and have throughout the state's history.

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