The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel

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This booklet gives an overview of the history of Buffalo Bayou and of the Houston Ship Channel from 1820-1926. The text gives background on how the area became developed and eventually became an "Industrial Waterway of National importance" (p. [3]). The second half of the text focuses on Commodore Charles Morgan and the shipping aspect of the Channel. Costs of building, lists of important council members, and text of letters are included to illustrate the history.

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[32] p. : ill ; 14 x 21 cm.

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Farrar, R. M. 1926.

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  • Roberts, Ingham Stephen "Commodore Charles Morgan, Father of the Houston Ship Channel, By Hon. Ingham Stephen Roberts, Fellow Texas Historical Society."

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  • Main Title: The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel
  • Added Title: Commodore Charles Morgan, Father of the Houston Ship Channel

Description

This booklet gives an overview of the history of Buffalo Bayou and of the Houston Ship Channel from 1820-1926. The text gives background on how the area became developed and eventually became an "Industrial Waterway of National importance" (p. [3]). The second half of the text focuses on Commodore Charles Morgan and the shipping aspect of the Channel. Costs of building, lists of important council members, and text of letters are included to illustrate the history.

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[32] p. : ill ; 14 x 21 cm.

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  • 1926

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  • April 22, 2009, 8:44 p.m.

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  • Nov. 30, 2009, 4:53 p.m.

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Farrar, R. M. The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, book, 1926; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46820/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .