A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state. Page: 4 of 859
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true picture of Texas, its soil, its climate, its people and their
institutions, its resources, its capabilities for sustaninng a dense
population-a population to be counted by the million. We say
a tire picture, so thalt the immigrr.ant entering the State may learn
what part is best adapted to the business in which he proposes to
engage. To the halrdy poor man who expects to mlnake his living
by honest industry, and to r'aise his family where they will enjoy
the advalntages of good schools and churches, probably no portion
of tlhe Anmerican continent offers such advantage s s Texas
Iere labor is always in dem:and at remunerative price ; provisions
are chenp; here is land for those who wish either to lease or
purchase; tenement houses are furnished to falrm laborers; and
a permanent home may be acquired upon accoimmodating terms.
A hamestead once secured, the m'n soon finds himself in possession
of teams and tools, of hogs and cattle, and is surrounded
with lhome comforts.
In the departments devoted to history, special pains have been
takenl to give facts and dates, with such reflections as will enable
the reader to understanld the controversies in reference to the ownership
of the country, and the various questionls which have from
time to time agitated the people, producing, in some instances,
revolutions, and changes in the form of governmtent. These
events are generally related in chronological order, though in
some instances that order has been deviated from, to complete
the narrative of one event before entering upon that of another.
In the notes, the reader will find a complete list of the executives
of the State, and the personel of the various departments of
the government; also the votes at the principal popular elections,
showing the steady increase in the number of electors.
In the part devoted to the Indians may be found many interesting;
particulars of the aboriginal inhabitants of our prairies,
and some thrilling incidents of frontier life and Indian warfare.
It was not in accordance with the taste of the author to dwell
long upon these harrowing scenes. Haplily, such scenes now
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Thrall, Homer S. A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state., book, 1879; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/4/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .