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Title Texas in 1837
Author Muir, Andrew Forest (edited by)
Search Terms Alamo
Allen, Augustus Chapman
Allen, John Kirby
Anahuac, Texas
Audubon, John James
ball on anniversary of Battle of San Jacinto
Battle of San Jacinto
beef
bounty lands
Brays bayou
Brazos river
buffalo bayou
Byron, George Gordon
capitol in Houston
cattle
CCoahuila and Texas colonization law
Channing, William Ellery
congress of the Republic of Texas
constitution of Mexico
constitution of Republic of Texas
corn
cotton
Crockett, David
Deer
Description & Travel
diseases
drinking
duelling
empresarios
fandango
fish
frontiersman
Galveston harbor
Galveston Island
gambling
Goodrich, Chauncey
grass
guadalupe river
harrisburg county
Harrisburg, tx
headrights
healthfulness
horses
Houston, Sam
Houston, TX
hurricanes
immigration
indians
judiciary act
Kuykendall, Joseph
land
land office
land scrip
land speculators
Laurens, Levi L.
laws
lawyers
liberty pole
losing way
mechanics
merchants
mesquite
Mexican army
Mexican prisoners
Mexicans
Mexico
milk
Milton, John
money scrip
mules
mustangs
navigation of Streams
negroes
occupations
pines
population
potatoes
prairies
price of goods
provisions
Racer's storm
Rains
Roman Catholic church
Runaway scrape
San antonio de bexar
San antonio River
San Jacinto battlegrounds
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez deagriculture
sawmills
seat of government
sense of direction
siege of Bexar
snakes
soil
Soldiers' discharges
springs
stock
sugar cane
Texas Army
Texas in 1837
Texas Revolution
timber
vegetables
Vergil
weather
wild flowers
Call# REF 976.4 TEX
Copy# 2.0
Summary "This book, written anonymously in 1838-39 by a "Citizen of Ohio," is the earliest known account of the first year of the Texas republic. Providing information nowhere else available, the still-unknown author describes a land rich in potential but at the time 'a more suitable arena for those who have everything to make and nothing to lose than [for] the man of capital or family.'
The author arrived at Galveston Island on March 22, 1837, before the city of Galveston was founded, and spent the next six months in the republic. His travels took him to Houston, then little more than a camp made up of brush shelters and jerry-built houses, and as far west as San Antonio. He observed and was generally unimpressed by governmental and social structures just beginning to take shape. He attended the first anniversary celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto and has left a memorable account of Texas' first Independence Day. His inquiring observations of early Texas provide us a way of returning to the past and revisiting landmarks that have vanished forever."
People Allen, Augustus Chapman
Allen, John Kirby
Audubon, John James
Byron, George Gordon
Channing, William Ellery
Crockett, David "Davy"
Goodrich, Chauncey
Houston, Sam
Kuykendall, Joseph
Laurens, Levi L.
Milton, John
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Subjects agriculture
Alamo
Anahuac, Texas
ball on anniversary of Battle of San Jacinto
Battle of San Jacinto
beef
bounty lands
Brays bayou
Brazos river
buffalo bayou
capitol in Houston
cattle
CCoahuila and Texas colonization law
congress of the Republic of Texas
constitution of Mexico
constitution of Republic of Texas
corn
cotton
Deer
Description & Travel
diseases
drinking
duelling
empresarios
fandango
fish
frontiersman
Galveston harbor
Galveston Island
gambling
grass
guadalupe river
harrisburg county
Harrisburg, tx
headrights
healthfulness
horses
Houston, TX
hurricanes
immigration
indians
judiciary act
land
land office
land scrip
land speculators
laws
lawyers
liberty pole
losing way
mechanics
merchants
mesquite
Mexican army
Mexican prisoners
Mexicans
Mexico
milk
money scrip
mules
mustangs
navigation of Streams
negroes
occupations
pines
population
potatoes
prairies
price of goods
provisions
Racer's storm
Rains
Roman Catholic church
Runaway scrape
San antonio de bexar
San antonio River
San Jacinto battlegrounds
sawmills
seat of government
sense of direction
siege of Bexar
snakes
soil
Soldiers' discharges
springs
stock
sugar cane
Texas Army
Texas in 1837
Texas Revolution
timber
vegetables
Vergil
weather
wild flowers
Object Name Book
Publisher University of Texas Press
Published Date 1958
Published Place Austin, TX
ISBN 0-292-78099-0
LCNO 58-7231
Edition renewed ©1986; second paperback printing 1988
Physical Description paperback
Catalog Number 1130
Accession number 1130
Old ID number 33748006690114
Credit line Barbara McAlexander
Collection Barbara Mc Alexander
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