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Tracks on the land : stories of immigrants, outlaws, artists, and other Texans who left their mark on the Lone Star State

Author: David C De Boe; Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
Publisher: [Austin] : Texas State Historical Association, in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History, University of Texas at Austin, ©1985.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C De Boe; Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
ISBN: 0876110685 9780876110683 0876110693 9780876110690
OCLC Number: 12747247
Description: xii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section I: They came from many lands : The Casners came to Texas / Jess Evans --
The Father of Victoria / Christine Kelly --
My Polish roots / Lori Hardaway --
Section II: They built their homes in the primitive land : On the banks of the Caney / Dina Owen --
Log, Sod, Dugout, and Plantation homes / Blenda Joyce Cook --
Adobe homes / Manuel Hernandez --
Rock homes / Diane Kusenberger --
Section III: They brought civilization to the wilderness : On the border of darkness / Roland Arriola --
Andrew Female College: 1853 to 1879 / Vetta Johnson --
The Fa-Sol-La or the Do-Re-Me / Louis Daigle --
A medical legacy / Gayle Hanna --
Section IV: They worked in the fields, in the forests, and on the plains : East Texas pine industry / Tricia Linklater --
Bad luck got life time Capt'n / Kimberley McCullough --
Cattle brands of Hidalgo County / William Floyd, Jr. --
Rice industry in Matagorda County / Kay Elaine Keathley --
Leave the hide / Lisa Johnson --
Section V: They built Towns : Groundwork of a Metropolis / Yvonne Mazoch --
Texana: The city that didn't make it / Stephen Miller --
Ghost towns of Anderson County / David Caldwell --
Section VI: They traveled : Steamboats on the Brazos / Nancy Newman --
The coming of the railroad / Terrilyn Traweek --
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway / Erik Beard --
The was the interurban / Laurie Burzlaff --
Section VII: The developed their own folklore : Cow country comedy / Cindy Odell --
Folklore and legends of Falls County / Jana Hubby --
Section VIII: The developed the country's mineral resources : Energy crisis awakens sleeping giant / Melissa A. Delony --
Humble: birthplace of Exxon / Lauren Donder --
El Sal Del Rey / Dorothy Burnett --
The Shafter mine / Barbara Little --
Section IX: They encountered problems : Murdered by the sea / Paulette Kulhanek --
Bears, beeves, and bibles / Ann Earney --
The Chamizal dispute / Jose R. Tarango --
The explosion in Texas that shook the world / Robert Taylor --
Section X: Their varied backgrounds brought varied opportunities : Mexican-Texans: their historic legacy / Laura McCulley --
Christia V. Adair: a servant of humanity / Alecia Davis --
The Jewish community in Frontier Jefferson / Carol Tefteller.
Responsibility: edited by David C. De Boe and Kenneth B. Ragsdale.
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