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Some History of Van Zandt County, Volume 1

Description: This book gives an overview of the history of Van Zandt County starting with a discussion of the Louisiana Purchase and the early history of the area before the county was formed. The history includes excerpts from autobiographies, newspaper articles, government addresses and reports, as well as other sources to illustrate major historical events in the Van Zandt county. Index starts on page 215.
Date: 1919
Creator: Manning, Wentworth
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic Plaque, Elise Waerekskjold

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Hamilton, Texas. It reads: "Elise Waerekskjold, (Home 3 blocks W; Grave 6 Blocks NW). Influential early promoter of Norwegian Emigration to Texas: Born Elise Tvede in 1815. In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and Texas". Through her articles, many were inspired to move here. In 1847 she, too, moved to Texas, and resided in both Van Zandt County and Hamilton County. She married Wilhelm Waerenskjold. Often they welcomed grateful newcomers into their home. Here she helped preserve the history of her people. Died 1895. (1968)"
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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