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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
M. L. OPPENHEIMER,
The history of the later material growth of Eagle
Pass is as phenomenal as its Indian and pioneer
history is thrilling and instructive.
The bustling, ambitious and tireless men of
business soon followed in the wake of the pioneers
and pushed the work of permanent development in
agriculture and commerce to its present stage of
growth and advancement and for this reason the
brief facts touching the leading men and financiers
of this latter historical epoch should find a becoming
place in this history.
Mr. Oppenh imer belongs to and is identified
with the history of Eagle Pass and his rise in the
business and financial world is a fair illustration of
what push, perseverance and well-directed industry
will accomplish in a new and growing country.
Mr. Oppenheimer is a native of Bavaria and was
born November 16th, 1852. He left his native
home and came to America alone, and went direct
to San Antonio about the year 1867, when a youth
of about fifteen years. He secured a clerkship in
the store of a relative, B. Oppenheimer (now deceased),
then a leading merchant of that city, and
later represented the house as travelling salesman
in the Rio Grande valley. He thereafter worked
for the mercantile house of Goldfrank, Frank
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, 1880~; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/473/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .