The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 80
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of the northwest view of Nolan courthouse; of Sweetwater's west side in 1887; of
the west side of public square, 1904; of the first rock schoolhouse.
Maps: Nolan and surrounding counties.
Contents: Thesis chapters include physical environment-geology, climate, flora
and fauna; history through organization of the county-Plains Indians, Spanish
period, Anglo-American colonization, settlement, and organization of county; in-
dustrial development-buffalo hunters, cattle raising, agriculture, railroads, gypsum
plant, tannery, packing house, electric company, newspapers, mercantile establish-
ments, banking; institutional and social development-corporate history of county
and of Sweetwater, fire in Sweetwater, law and order, schools, churches. Appendix
contains sixteen-page interview with old-timer Ben Jones.
Tz934/B728. Co. HIs., W. TEx., EDw. P., GEO., F. F., IND., SP., ANGLO-AMER.,
RANCH., AGRI., NEWS., INST., ST.
BRAMLETTE, JOHN EDWIN - M.A., June, 1941 [471
Railroad Development in Texas before 1861. 107 pp.
Maps: railways in Texas constructed prior to Civil War.
Contents: Seven chapters include: I, early attempts at internal improvements-
river navigation, ox-cart and stage lines; II, railroad fiasco of the Republic of
Texas-Texas Railroad, Navigation and Banking Company; III, early successful
completion-Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Company and Galveston
and Red River Railway Company (later Houston and Central Texas Railway
Company); IV, state aid to railroads; V, interstate roads-Mississippi and Pacific
Railroad, Texas Western (Southern Pacific Railroad Company), Atlantic and
Pacific Railroad Company, Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Com-
pany (Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company); and Memphis, El Paso, and
Pacific Railroad Company; VI, final successful construction-Galveston, Houston
and Henderson Railroad, San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad Company,
Indianola Railroad, Henderson and Burkeville Railroad Company (Mexican Gulf
and Henderson Railroad Company; Eastern Texas Railroad Company), Houston
Tap Railroad Company, Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad, and Washington
County Railroad Company; VII, railroad regulations prior to 186o-first general
railroad law of 1853, summary of railroad activities.
TI94z/B732. TRANS., NAV., REP., ST., R. R.
BRANDENBERGER, WILLIAM SAMUEL - M.A., June, 1912 
The Administrative System of Texas, 1821-1836. 87 pp. 251/2 cm.
Contents: General and local governmental systems in colonial Texas are described.
Under general administration the electoral system and the executive, judicial,
and legislative departments are discussed. The section on local administration is
concerned with the administrative divisions of the Department of Texas, govern-
ment of Austin's Colony, Stephen F. Austin's extraordinary powers, the political
chief, and the functions of the ayuntamiento, comisarios de policias y sindicos,
alcalde, regidores, and sindicos.
Tzg92/B733. POL., COL., ANGLO-AMER., MEX., LEG.
BRANNEN, HERSCHEL SAMPSON, SR. - M.A., August, 1938 [491
The History of Lumbering in Newton County, Texas. vii+ ol pp.
Illustrations: early method of logging; a typical stand of virgin longleaf timber;
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953, periodical, 1953; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/m1/98/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.