The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 288
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Contents: Chapter I describes the Brazos Valley giving the geographical conditions
which were important factors in the growth of the colony. Chapter II tells of the
early exploration and settlement of the region-the La Bahia Road, Padre Josh de
Solis, soldiers of the Revolution, Stephen F. Austin in Texas, description of the
early settlers and their lives and hardships. Chapter III deals with establishment
and early development of Washington, Texas, prior to 1836-early citizens, conven-
tions at San Felipe. Chapter IV discusses the Convention of 1836-members of the
convention, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, selection of admin-
istrative affairs of the Republic, the Runaway Scrape. Chapter V describes Wash-
ington during the first years of the Republic-efforts to locate the capital at Wash-
ington, growth of Washington in early nineteenth century. Chapter VI discusses
the period of the second capital-moving the capital to Washington, meeting of
Congress, the Houstons, arrival of Anson Jones. Chapter VII tells of the decline of
Washington-removal of the county seat and the capital, failure to induce the rail-
road to come to Washington, rival towns.
T378.764/Ea7. No. 526. Cen. Tex., Col., 19th C.
PYLE, LLOYD CONLEY - M.A., August, 1938 [46o0]
History of Nolan County to 1900oo. viii+ 192 pp.
East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas
Illustrations: street scenes in early Sweetwater; saloons in Sweetwater; early ranches
in Nolan County; early post office and store in Sweetwater; typical nester's home in
Nolan County; Sweetwater brass band, first in West Texas.
Maps: (1) Texas showing the location of Nolan County; (2) Nolan County,
drainage system; (3) location of Indian tribes in West Texas; (4) approximate
frontier settlements in 1846 and 1856, and the location of the United States military
Contents: The story of Nolan County from its beginning until 19goo. Chapter I
gives the geography of Nolan County. Chapter II tells of the coming of the white
man-Spanish explorers, Spanish missionaries, Anglo-Americans, Marcy's explora-
tions, the Butterfield trail, first settlers. Chapter III gives the political history of
Nolan County-organization, first session of court, establishment of law and order.
Chapter IV deals with the economic development of the county-cattle industry,
agriculture, transportation, development of Sweetwater. Chapter V describes the
cultural development-pioneer homes, clothing, cowboys, amusements and social
life, Masonic lodge, schools, churches, newspapers.
T378.764/Ea7. No. 6. Anglo-Amer., Col., Co. His., Ind., g9th C., Soc. His., W. Tex.,
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