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BOETHEL, PAUL CARL - M.A., August, 1932 [35]
The History of Lavaca County, 1685-1930. vi+ 177 pp.
Illustrations: tally sheet of Lavaca County's first election; Lavaca County court-
house, 1897; amnesty oath of Josiah Dowling, dated July 18, 1865.
Maps: (1) soil map of county; (2) colonies of Stephen F. Austin and Green C.
DeWitt; (3) land grants in Lavaca County; (4) Southwest Texas before the cre-
ation of Lavaca County, 1846; (5) Company D, 2nd Regiment, Texas Mounted
Rifles, on the border and in the Arizona Territory, 1861; (6) Confederate freight
routes, 1861-1865.
Tables: none
Contents: Six chapters contain topography and geography; early history-in-
cluding colonists of Stephen F. Austin and Green C. DeWitt, Texas Revolution,
Mier Expedition, Indian depredations; organization of Lavaca County including
defunct county of La Baca; Civil War and Reconstruction including military
records of Major General A. P. Bagby, Brigadier General John W. Whitfield,
Colonel James Walker, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Whitfield, and Bugler Louis
Turner; economic development of Lavaca County including agricultural develop-
ment, 1830-19oo, and re-adjustment, 1900oo-1930; social development of county includ-
ing religion, education, law and order. Appendix contains lists of county officials,
Tz932/B633. Co. His., S. TEx., GEO., COL., MEx., REP., C. W., REC., AGRI., REL., ED.
BOGGS, HERSCHEL JEFFERSON - M.A., August, 1940 [36]
A History of Fort Concho. [v] +94 PP
Illustrations: sketch of Fort Concho; plan of Fort Concho; plan of headquarters
building; Fort Concho in 1875; Pat Conway; Sancho Mazique, Seminole Negro
scout; San Angelo in 1885; General Ranald Slidell Mackenzie; parade ground at
Fort Concho; travel by stagecoach on the frontier; Mrs. Ginevra Wood Carson;
ruins of the Fort Concho hospital; Mrs. Mary Tankersley Lewis; sun dial of Fort
Concho; telegrams sent from Fort Concho in 1882; Dr. S. L. S. Smith; R. F.
Maps: lines of frontier defense in the Southwest.
Tables: none
Contents: Chapter I deals with ante-bellum and post-war lines of defense on the
Texas frontier-military post before war, Indian depredations, new line of defense
in post-war period. Chapter II covers the establishment of Fort Concho, first white
settlers in Concho County, construction of fort, conditions around garrison, settle-
ment in vicinity of post, and territory under fort's protection. Chapter III develops
life in and around the fort, general conditions, and "Over the River" (San An-
gelo). Chapter IV discusses scouting activities and Indian ravages around post-
battle of Dove Creek, Ranald S. Mackenzie and Qua-ha-da Comanches, capture
of Mow-wi's Comanche village, William R. Shafter's expedition, Nicholas Nolan's
"Lost Nigger" expedition, and Benjamin H. Grierson and Chief Victorio. Chapter
V tells of the stage line through Ben Ficklin and Fort Concho, the Butterfield
Overland Mail Route, and the advent of the railroad. Chapter VI includes the
abandonment of the fort and its present condition-origin and development of
the Fort Concho Museum and restoration plans of Mrs. W. W. Carson.
TI94o/B643. Loc., FRONT., MIL., IND., ST., TRANS., W. TEx., L. E., EDW. P.
BONNER, ELIZABETH MARY - M.A., August, 1941 [37]
A Study of the Church of Christ in Texas. x+127 pp.
Illustrations: Alexander Campbell; Barton W. Stone; Thomas Campbell; Abilene
Christian College, 1906 and 1941; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse P. Sewell.
Maps: (1) extension of the restoration movement from Ohio and Kentucky, 1809-
1836; (2) location of Church of Christ congregations, 1836-1863.
Tables: location of congregations of the Church of Christ in Texas, 1836-1863;

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