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Buffalo 'Bayou and tlouston Ship Channel, 1820-1926
enterprise. Compare Columbia to Houston! The one situated at
the head of tide water on the largest river in the state, the center
of the richest planting section of the world-Houston on a shallow
Bayou, naturally incapable of navigation to any extent, surrounded
by post oak, pine barrens and boggy prairies-one has all
the advantages of situation, the other of an energetic people."
; becn with colonel olliswor-the honorablethe nble, te
and the brave..
o'b' Feb- 20, 183.:
for the abo i rt
aply r 0r rN I1-^ -
,un. B, ;iThe l ra, r p( Ma 1 A
e foregoing is not without application to us herepresent
e following quotation from "Texas Siftings", a pubon
of the early eighties, reads as if written yesterday:
The Houstonians are deserving of
much credit for the enterprise they
Xgeneious- have exhibited, not only in building
up their own city, but in developing
the resources of the vast territory
through which they have built railroads.
Houston, situated at the head
;sjik 0 of navigation on Buffalo Bayou, and
.1, - X being the point of connection for
numerous railroads, offers advantages
to manufacturers that are not excelled
in any other spot in the South;
and, no doubt, ere long these advantages
will be recognized by capitalists,
a-: Xt $; ~ and Houston will be noisy with the
rattle of the loom and the sound of
the trip-hammer. Already Houston's
capital and enterprise have built a
P.I$. cotton-factory and several irona
risage foundries; but these are only the
1lK^BW a.i acorns from which the wide-spreading
oak of industries may yet grow.
"The T e x a s Transportation
Company," constructed in the
latter sixties, now a part of the
Southern Pacific, and the "Houscesed,
0 ton Belt & Magnolia Park Railway
Company," constructed in
Advertisement of Houston's First Steamship Line Printed in 1837
A LL n p serons hdebtdt tha aessBon ofWin JI Eatpn, dO
. .. . X~n1:I~lti . ; yy~~-r ~gr~~ j~
the early eighties, now a part of
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Farrar, R. M. The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, book, 1926; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46820/m1/15/?q=Houston%20Ship%20Channel: accessed June 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .