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A Check List of Theses and Dissertations
sawmill and log pond at Wiergate; a planing mill for finishing lumber; a modern
skidder used in Newton County; logs on way from woods to sawmill; protected
and burned over forest areas; chart showing comparative height and growth of
longleaf pine on burned and unburned land.
Maps: (1) main forest regions of Texas; (2) political map of Newton County.
Contents: Five chapters discuss East Texas forest resources and their utilization-
original forests, East Texas timber region, lumbering before and after 1880; factors
influencing lumber industry in Newton County-physiographic conditions, coming
of settlers; logging and sawmill operations in Newton County-periods of inde-
pendent, cooperative, and capitalistic enterprise including organization and oper-
ation of Cow Creek Tram Company and Kirby Lumber Company at Call, the
Sabine Tram Company and Peavy-Moore Lumber Company at Deweyville, and
the Wier Long Leaf Lumber Company at Wiergate; the organization, functioning,
and environment of a sawmilling unit at Wiergate; and the timber prospects and
lumber possibilities in Newton County-forestry, state forest no. 1, growing timber
as a crop for profit.
Tz938/B735. Co. HIs., LUMB., E. TEX., GEO., INDUS., 19TH C., 20OTH C.
BRIDGES, CLARENCE ALLAN - M.A., June, 1925 
Texas and the Crisis of 1850. vi+197 pp.
Maps: (1) distribution of slaves in 185o; (2) distribution of population in 1850;
(3) cotton production in 1850; (4) gubernatorial election, 1847; (5) Texas coun-
ties at close of 1849; (6) presidential election, 1848; (7) gubernatorial election,
1849; (8) Texas counties in 1850; (g) election to locate seat of government,
March, 1850; (lo) boundaries claimed by Texas and by New Mexico; (11) Benton's
proposal; (12) Senator Bell's proposal; (13) Foot's proposal; (14) McClernand's
proposal; (15) Clay's lines; (16) Pearce's proposal; (17) counties with heaviest
slave population, 1850; (18) election on the Pearce proposal; (19) gubernatorial
election, 1851; (20) presidential election, 1852.
Contents: Seven chapters include: I, Texas on the eve of the crisis-local condi-
tions, debt, fraudulent land claims, sale of western lands, gubernatorial election
of 1847, slavery; II, issue takes shape-rise of boundary question, presidential
election of 1848, gubernatorial election of 1849; III, southern movement-southern
caucus, struggle in Congress, Nashville convention; IV, rise of hostile feeling in
Texas-lower Rio Grande region, division of state, election to locate seat of gov-
ernment, growing discontent, threatened hostilities; V, efforts to settle issue, devel-
opment of sentiment to sell Santa Fe, renewed activities of Texas creditors, pro-
posed boundary lines; VI, from death of Taylor to passage of Pearce bill-Texas
and other compromise measures, Pearce proposition brought before people, results
of election; VII, aftereffect-gubernatorial election of 1851, presidential election
of 1852, recapitulation, and conclusions.
TI925/B764. POL., BND., N., ST., R. G. V.
BRIDGES, JIM LEWIS - M.A., August, 1939 
The History of Fort Bend County, 1822-1861. xi+216 pp.
Illustrations: original land grant issued to Moses Shipman in 1824.
Maps: (1) land grants in Fort Bend County; (2) Santa Anna's operations in
Fort Bend County.
Tables: elevation of towns in Fort Bend County.
Contents: Geography and natural resources of Fort Bend County; from Fort Bend
Settlement to the Texas Revolution-Lively passengers, early social history of Aus-
tin's Colony; Fort Bend and the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836-provisional govern-
ment, Runaway Scrape, Antonio L6pez de Santa Anna's occupation of county,
Fort Bend participants in revolution; political development of Fort Bend County-
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