TEXAS IN 1860.
Intermediate commencing on the South.
San Augustine, San Augustine,
Van Zandt, Jordan's Saline,
Titus, Mount Pleasant,
This division contains a greater number of counties,
and presents as a whole a higher state of improvement
than that of Middle or Western Texas.
The country is elevated and presents a beautifully
undulating surface. It being less of a prairie region
than other portions of the State, it is better supplied
with timber. All the various kinds are abundant,pine,
hickory, walnut, blackjack and oak of several
kinds. Streams of water occur at'short intervals, some
of which might afford excellent facilities for mills and
manufacturing operations. There is, perhaps, no part
of the United States which offers greater encouragement
for machinists of the various kinds to prosecute
the manufactures necessary for the interests of a country,
than is to be met with in Texas.
Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed May 2, 2016.