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history of the Lower Colorado River Authority. He concludes
his essay with a discussion of the purposes, management, and
significance of the Authority.
The University of Texas Press has provided an exceptionally
attractive format, entirely commensurate with the high quality
of this book's contents.
West Texas State College
An Economic Survey of Denton County, Texas: A Study of Re-
sources, Industrial Potential, and Population Growth. John
R. Stockton, Stanley A. Arbingast, Richard C. Henshaw, Jr.,
and Alfred G. Dale. Austin (Bureau of Business Research,
The University of Texas), 1953. Pp. ix+84. Introduction,
charts, maps, and statistical abstracts.
This survey, prepared at the request of the Chamber of Com-
merce of Denton, Texas, is an attempt to project, for planning
purposes, the possible and probable economic development of
Denton County in the period to 1975. Toward the accomplish-
ment of that end, the Bureau of Business Research of the Univer-
sity of Texas undertook a basic economic survey which analyzed
not only the county's actual local resources but also the less
tangible potential derived from its proximity to the expanding
regional industrial development centered on Dallas and Fort
The status of the following six major categories of resources,
based usually on a ten year history to determine local trends,
was considered: population and labor force, natural resources,
agricultural production, industrial enterprises, educational in-
stitutions, and trade and service industries. With the existing
resources evaluated, and with local rates and directions of de-
velopment considered as a control factor, their probable expan-
sion, and their relation to population growth, was projected.
The conclusions drawn, briefly, were that the combination of
local resources and a favorable geographic location near the
industrial area in Dallas and Tarrant counties gave real promise
for rapid economic development. Specifically, the survey indi-
cated that Denton County possessed, or could develop, the essen-
tials required for that expansion: labor force, water, electricity,


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