Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 122 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1860.
Intermediate, commencing at the south:GalveSton,
Fort Bend, Richmond.
Middle Texas contains the most important towns in
the State, and on this account may be considered the
most interesting. Having the chief commercial port
secures a greater concentration of business in that portion
than the others. The many navigable streams it
possesses are becoming subservient to the purposes of
navigation, by the enterprise and public spirit of the
inhabitants, which, together with the fertile lands, gives
every facility that is necessary for a country's advancement
in wealth and importance. With the soil of its
rich and fertile valleys under a high state of cultivation,
combined with its other advantages, it is not unreasonable
to predict that a future day, and that, perhaps,
not far distant, will witness this portion of Texas to be
in wealth and importance superior to any other part of
The fertility of that portion of country situated on the
Brasos river is so well known, that a description is
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/122/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .