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: 5 of 859
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seldom occur, and we have good reason to believe that we shall
hear no more of these Indian raids, and the barbarities inflicted
upon the pioneers of civilization.
We think the reader will find the biographical department
especially rich in interest. Arranged in alphabetical order are
the names of more than two hundred of the men who have figured
conspicuously in Texas history. Space is accorded to each somewhat
in proportion to his historical importance, though the
sketches of men still living are very brief, and mainly confined
to the mere facts connected with their public life.
The historical notes and topographical descriptions of the counties
of the State, arranged in alphabetical order, are necessarily brief,
but will give the reader a correct idea of their location, the character
of the soil, and other particulars necessary for those seeking
homnes in the State.
In the miscellaneous department may be found a vast amount
of information, condensed into a small compass-an account of
our asylums, penitentiaries, educational institutions and churches
-agricultural products and live stock--railways and commerce
-statistical tables of wealth and population, etc.
In the preface to " Thrall's School History of Texas " issued
by the University Publishing Company of New York, in 1876,
the author said: " The history of Texas possesses a peculiar interest.
The contests for the possession of the country; the grand
old mission structures erected for the conversion of the natives;
the numerous changes of government, give to our history an air
of romance. In the summary of events in this volume, these
interesting topics are only briefly noticed; but it is to be hoped
this recital will stimulate many to a more thorough investigation
into the heroic period of our history." The present volume is
sent forth not to supersede the school history, but to supplement
and complement it. The former has its place and is adapted for
the purpose for which it was prepared-use in the school room;
but the teacher who, with that volume, introduces his pupils to an
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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/m1/5/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .