Tamers of the Texas Frontier

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In the 1830s, Texas was mostly wilderness. Millstones were cutting-edge technology. But with astonishing rapidity, the contours of modern Texas emerged. Meet the men and women who accomplished that transformation. Walk the crooked streets of 1828 San Antonio and witness the rebuilding of Galveston’s seawall after the Great Storm of 1900. Learn whether buffaloes ever passed along the Buffalo Bayou and how socialism fared on the frontier as C. Herndon Williams profiles the people and events that shaped the Lone Star State’s history.
ISBN: 9781467153508
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Images: 27
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Calvit Herndon Williams Jr. is a native Texan from Houston. His ancestors have deep roots in Texas from the 1830s colonial period: Alexander Calvit, John Hunter Herndon and Samuel May Williams. The author has a PhD in chemistry and worked as an environmental chemist, retiring in 2004. Then he began writing about stories he found in Texas history. He has two books of nonfiction by The History Press and a book of fiction about the evolution of dogs, self-published by Archway. This will be his third book with The History Press.
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