Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 149 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
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The vicinity of La Grange is hallowed by the interment
of several American soldiers, who were massacred
by the Mexicans during an invasion in 1842. A monument
is about to be erected to their memory. La
Grange is situated in a healthy region of country, and
supported by a dense population on all sides. The population,
which numbers some six or eight hundred, is
composed of a wealthy and intelligent class of citizens,
whose enterprise and public spirit are advancing the
town rapidly in importance.
A flourishing school, under the auspices of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, has been in operation
during the last year with good success. Under the supervision
of Mr. Montrose, a teacher who has done much
for the cause of education in Texas, this institution
will continue, no doubt, to enjoy a favorable comparison
with the most important institutions of the State.
Good church buildings, and the regular organizations
of the different branches of the evangelical church, are
found in La Grange. The Cumberland Presbyterians
are the most numerous.
The fertility of the lands in the vicinity of La Grange,
combined with other advantages, offers great inducements
to enterprising settlers who are desirous of seeking
North of La Grange, on the left bank of the Colorado,
lies the town of Bastrop. It is situated on a bend of
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/149/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .