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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Collection: Texas History Collection
Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Date: March 1955
Creator: Simmons, Nanine
Description: Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
East Texas.

East Texas.

Date: 1923
Creator: East Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Description: This book was created to provide "authentic information concerning the natural and co-operative resources and opportunities offered by East Texas and her people" for the general public. It contains information about the "General Development in 1921-22, The Evolution of transportation and Fixing of Lower Rate Levels, The Marketing Problem Nearing Solution, Organization, Concentration and Standardization of Quality; Pack and Grade, Co-Operative Work of A. & M. College Department of Extension Service; State Agricultural Department; Markets and Warehouses Department; [and the] Chamber of Commerce in East Texas" (p. 1).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas

A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas

Date: 1893
Creator: Lewis Publishing Company
Description: This book gives an overview of each of the six counties including history, important statistics and facts, and biographies of central figures. According to the title page, it contains "a History of this Important Section of the Great State of Texas, from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospects; also Biographical Mention of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Citizens of the Present Time, and Full-page Portraits of the most Eminent Men of this Section."
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Prospectus of Twelve Central Texas Counties.

Prospectus of Twelve Central Texas Counties.

Date: 1895
Creator: Crawford, Wilbur F. & [Moore, Monta J.]
Description: This book gives an overview of the twelve Blackland Counties of Texas in alphabetical order. For each county, a brief description of the geographic and agricultural characteristics is given as well as statistics on population and county income. Additionally, a geological description of the Black Prairie Region gives more specific aspects of the area and the soil compositions and a final chapter discusses the property market of the area.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries