History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

HISTORY OF TEXAS.

The following table shows the number of
miles of railroad in the State:
Names of Companies. 3Mile,4 of Track.

Austin & Northwestern ..........
East Line & Red River..........
Fort Wortll & Denver City.....
Fort Worth & New leanss .......
Fort Worth & Rio Grande .......
Galveston, Harrisburg & Salan Antonio
........................
Galveston, Houston & IIellnderson..
Houston & Texas Central .........
Gu1f, Colorado & Santa Fe........
Gulf, West Texas & Pacific .......
Houston East & West Texas......
International & Great Northern ....
New York, Texas & Mexican.....
Missouri, Kansas & Texas........
*Sherman, Denison & Dallas. ....
*Dallas & Greenville .............
*East Line & Red River ..........
*Gainesville, Henrietta &tk Western.
*Dallas & Wichita .............
*Dallas & Waco................
*Trinity & Sabine...............
*Taylor, Bastrop & Ilouston......
San Antonio & Aransas Pass ......
St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas......
Southern Kansas & Texas........
Sabine & East Texas.............
Texas Central...................
Texas Mexican .................
Texas, SabineValley & Northwestern.
Texas Trunk....................
Texas & Pacific ................ 1
Tyler Southeastern..............
Texas Western..................
Texas & New Orleans ............

76.00
121.35
467.34
40.50
112.54
926 30
50.00
510.00
958.25
111.10
.191.38
t647.00
91.00
389.39
9.53
52.43
31.76
70.57
37.62
65.57
66.55
105.89
637.20
554 05
100.41
103.47
288.80
178.61
38.00
51.00
L,125.95
89.08
52 25
105.10
t.

Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern
...................... 20.05
Central Texas & Northwestern .... 12.00
Wichita Valley.................. 51.36t
Totals ..................... 14.13
MINERIAL RESOITRCES OF TEXAS.
Tlhe mineral resources of Texas are too
varied in their character and too widespread
in their occurrence to permit more than a
brief review of thle results obtained by the
investigations of the geological survey diiririg
the past two years. Previous to the
organization of the present survey little systematic
work had belni done toward securing
definite and accurate information of tlle various
economic products of the geology of the
State. Many mineral localities were known,
and thle qlialities of many ores, soils and
other materials had been tested by analyses.
A few mines and manufactories scattered
here and there over the State had tested some
of these deposits practically, but there was
nowhere a statement of such facts concerning
them as would enable thle owner or prospector
to form any (lefinlite idea of their
relations or probable values.
Tlhe following statements are based for the
greater part on the work of lion. E. T.
Dumble, State Geologist, and his associates
of the present survey (although all reliable
sources of information accessible to them at
present have been examined), and many of
the facts will be found stated in much
greater detail in the various papers accomnpanying
the annual reports of the survey.
FUEL AND OILS.
Wood.-Over eastern Texas tlie amount of
wood suitable for fuel purposes is seemingly
inexhaustible; but westward it grows less

tOnly 250 80 miles are taxed.
*Operated by the Misqouri, Kansas & Texa

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed September 23, 2014.