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THE STATE OF TEXAS.

GENERAL POLITICAL HISTORY:
The Name "Texas "' ........................ 9
Topography ................................ 9
Discovery ........ . ............. .......... 13
Texas Unknown Until Recently.............. 13
Catholic Missions ........................... 17
New Civilization ..................... . 18
Philip Nolan ............. ............ 18
Political Changes........................... 21
The "Pirate of the Gulf" ... .............. 25
Political Changes, continued . .............. 26
The Austins................................. 29
Austin's Colony ................... 31
The Empresario System . ... .......... 34
Influence of the New Immigratiou........... 35
The Labor System ......................... 36
Political and Religious Intolerance ......... 37
Education ................................. 37
Religion. ................................... 38
Final Revolution .. . ..................38
Separation of Texas from Coahuila .......... 43
Battle of San Antonio .......................48
The Alamo ... ............................. 50
The Goliad Massacre... ....................53
San Jacinto.. ............ ......... . 55
The Independence Convention .............. 59
The Declaration of Independence ......... 60
Flag of the Lone Star . ............. ... ..63
Foreign Relations .......................... 63
Early Legislation . ..................... . 64
A Rebellion ............. ....69
Indians................ ...................70
Santa Fe Expedition ....................... 71
Location of the Capital. .................... 71
Recognition of Texas by Foreign Powers..:.. 73
Lamar's and Houston's Administrations...... 73
Mexican War...... .................. .... 74
" Moderators " and " Regulators "............ 75
The War Cloud ............................. 76
Texas Annexed to the United States.......... 78
To Arms....... ....... . ....... ., 78

Events after the War ........ ............ 81
Indian Colonization .... ................... 83
Current of Events ............... ...........85
The "Cart War".... ..................... 86
Political Parties ..... ......................86
Signs of the Coming Storm.................. 87
The Storm Begun.. . .................. 91
After the W ar .................. ............ 94
Reconstruction Period... ..................95
New Constitutions, etc ...................... 102
Greer County .............................. 103
General Reflections......... ............... 104
Governors of Texas .......................... 105
Biographical Notices ................... . 106
EDUCATION ..................................... 129
OTHER STATE INSTITUTIONS ..................... 142
RELIGION .............1 ................... 146
THE PRESS ..................... ...............147
RAILROADS ..................................... 147
MINERAL RESOURCES ........... ........... 149
AGRICULTURE ................................... 187
CLIMATE ................... ....... .... . 199
PUBLIC LANDS .................................. 201
THE COUNTIES ....... ...................... 206
CITIES AND PRINCIPAL TOWNS ........ .......... 210
MISCELLANEOUS ................................ 222
"Indian Depredations in Texas "-Wilbarger's
Book ................................222
The Fort Parker Massacre................. 222
Cynthia Ann Parker....... .............. 231
A Comanche Princess .................. .238
Game Animals... .......................... 241
Fearful Encounter with a Bear ..............241
Yellow Fever ..............................242
Dawson and Sims ................... ......242
Texas Veteran Association ....................243
Suffrage ................................ ...243
Exemptions from Taxation ............... 243
Exemptions from Forced Sale. .............244
Texas at the World's Fair. ....... ...,,,., 244

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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 December 19, 2014.