Two Hundred and Fifty Years: History of Alto, Texas, 1686-1936

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This text is a compilation of research regarding the history of Alto, Texas and creative poetry about the town. It includes biographical information about pioneers and influential people in the history of the town; the origins of Alto and development of schools and churches; historic notes about the Cherokee Indians and fighting that took place in the area; and other historical aspects of the area. A postscript, including a glossary, starts on page 37.

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38 p. ; 28 cm.

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Cole, Nell M. 1976.

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This book is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by Cherokeean Herald to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 930 times , with 42 in the last month . More information about this book can be viewed below.

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  • Cole, Nell M. "This book was compiled and edited by Mrs. Nell M. Cole, who resides in the Redlawn community, four miles north of Alto."

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  • The Cherokeean-Herald

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Cherokeean Herald

A state historical marker designates the Cherokeean Herald newspaper in Rusk as the state's oldest, continuously published weekly. The publication's rich roots were planted in 1850, when Texas had been a state for just four years. The content of the paper covered much of Alto's history and included creative poetry about the town.

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Description

This text is a compilation of research regarding the history of Alto, Texas and creative poetry about the town. It includes biographical information about pioneers and influential people in the history of the town; the origins of Alto and development of schools and churches; historic notes about the Cherokee Indians and fighting that took place in the area; and other historical aspects of the area. A postscript, including a glossary, starts on page 37.

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38 p. ; 28 cm.

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"Issued in Connection With the Texas 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration."

"Copyrighted 1936 By The Alto Herald, All Rights Reserved."

"Facsimile edition printed by permission, April 1976."

"Electronic Version Courtesy of the Cherokeean-Herald."

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Cole, Nell M. Two Hundred and Fifty Years: History of Alto, Texas, 1686-1936, book, 1976; Alto, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth403360/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Cherokeean Herald.