The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 228
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228 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
... the jetties, which cost $3,ooo,ooo ... required seven years to
build. They are five miles in length and were built of granite from
the mountains of Central Texas-nearly 1,500,000 tons requiring
60,000 cars to transport them. The Federal Government has spent
up to June 30, 1938, $12,878,987 on Galveston Harbor and chan-
nel in construction, and $6,711,889 for maintenance. It has been
of inestimable value in the development of the state--furnishing
the channel through which foreign and domestic commerce could
be interchanged between her people and others. ...30
As for John Evans, his reward was the knowledge that Denver
had advanced one more step toward becoming the center of com-
merce in the Rocky Mountain region, toward fulfilling its destiny
as the "Queen City of the Plains."
"OReed, Texas Railroads, 758.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967, periodical, 1967; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101199/m1/246/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.