Miles and Miles of Texas

Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an ...

Miles and Miles of Texas

Author: Carol Dawson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623494567

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On the eve of its centennial, Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson present almost 100 years of history and never-before-seen photographs that track the development of the Texas Highway Department. An agency originally created “to get the farmer out of the mud,” it has gone on to build the vast network of roads that now connects every corner of the state. When the Texas Highway Department (now called the Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT) was created in 1917, there were only about 200,000 cars in Texas traveling on fewer than a thousand miles of paved roads. Today, after 100 years of the Texas Highway Department, the state boasts over 80,000 miles of paved, state-maintained roads that accommodate more than 25 million vehicles. Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an infrastructure 100 years in the making.

De Bow s Review

ington County Railroad , extending from Hempstead ( fifty milrs above Houston )
to Brenham , twenty - two miles , into one of the richest portions of Texas . Eleven
miles of this road are already completed , the grading done , with ties and rails ...

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United States Congressional serial set

86 The first section , extending from Marshall to Dallas , a distance of 147 miles ,
was accepted by the President of the United States April 7 , 1874 ; tbe second
section , extending from Marshall to boundary line between Louisiana and Texas
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Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Dept of Agriculture Insurance Statistics and History

Texas. Dept. of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics and History. RIVERS , BAYS
AND LAKES . The water surface of Texas is estimated at 3310 square miles . Of
this number 800 square miles are accredited to the rivers and smaller streams
which ...

Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Dept  of Agriculture  Insurance  Statistics and History

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Hunt s Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

TEXAS . The Ninth Annual Report of the President and Directors of the
NewOrleans , Opelousas and Great Western Railway Company has been
received . The road from Algiers to Brashear , 80 miles , was in operation and in
good order ; the ...

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6 000 Miles of Fence

The fabulous XIT Ranch has been celebrated in song, story, and serious history. This book of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen puts on record the everyday life of the individuals who made the ranch run.

6 000 Miles of Fence

Author: Cordia Sloan Duke

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787208001

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The fabulous XIT Ranch has been celebrated in song, story, and serious history. This book of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen puts on record the everyday life of the individuals who made the ranch run. During her years as a ranch wife, Cordia Sloan Duke wrote a diary; excerpts from her written recordings are here brought together with the reminiscences of the ranch hands. Their forthright, yet picturesque, discussion of ranching hardships and dangers dissipates Hollywood and TV glamorizing, and instead they relate in honest cowboy language what actually happened inside the XIT’s 6,000 miles of fence. “Joe Frantz, one of Texas’ most able writers, has taken the diary of Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke, widow of XIT’s division manager, plus the terse and pithy reminiscences she collected from former XIT cowboys, and turned them into a unique, readable and realistic account of the cowboy’s way of life.”—New York Times Book Review “This book, with all the merit of being an organized and beautifully presented story, is more than a social history; it is source material, resting on the firm bedrock of first-hand accounts. Hence, while it joins in many libraries and collections several shelves of other cowboy books, it will always be on the top shelf with a select few that have made real contributions to the history of the American West. As a man should be measured by his own standards, and an event in terms of its own time, a book should be evaluated in relation to its purpose. By this standard, as well as by comparison with other books in its library classification, 6,000 Miles of Fence is a success.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Commercial Financial Chronicle

This arrangement continued until , on January 1 , 1874 , there were 318 miles in
operation and 118 miles more ... Under this agreement , too , TEXAS & PACIFIC
AND ITS SECURITIES . new bonds at the rate of $ 25,000 a mile were ...

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People s Cyclopaedia of Universal Knowledge

An immense area of the finest of Pike's Peak , about 10 miles from the city of
Pueblo , at an altipasture lands , now trodden ... arrangements for bathing and
Union Pacifc . both winter and summer , for the cure of rheumatism , paralysis ,
TEXAS .

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The Road

That the original THE CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS RAILWAY CONTotal in bonds
and stock per mile ... $ 75,000 programme has been changed , there is no
STRUCTION COMPANY - THE CREDIT MOdoubt . BILIER OF THE TEXAS AND
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Commercial and Financial Chronicle

Bonds - PrinciMiles Date Size , or For explanation of column headings , & c . , see
notes pal , When Due . of Par Amount on first page of tables . Rato por ... Road is
6 miles in length and connects Texas & New Orleans ( of 1874 ) .- Houston ...

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Laws Passed by the Legislature of the State of Texas

Texas. the State a grant of sixteen sections , of six hundred and forty acres each ,
of land for every mile of canal and line of ... that he has examined a section of five
miles of said work , and that the same has been constructed and conipleted as ...

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A Digest of the Laws of Texas

By one trust deed the company conveyed to Congreve and Lowery , trustees ,
1,200 sections or square miles of the public lands to which the company would
be entitled under the laws of the state on the completion of their road , the
certificates ...

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