The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 128
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128 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
down. They had sustained that flag for ten years on many a
battlefield, and dreaded a future conflict over African slavery in
the United States; for war clouds were even then gathering.
The country now covered with farms will never again look as
beautiful as it then was. The prairies were clothed with waving
grass hip high, and abounded with deer and antelope. It was a
hunter's paradise until 1857, when a disease called "black tongue"
almost destroyed the deer.
1 am quite aware that much of the foregoing will be deemed
unimportant, but sometimes the sidelights of history reveal con-
ditions of a past era that serve to interest the antiquary, even when
destitute of historic value.
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