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By Steven Jent

For those who love background and need to amaze your loved ones and co-workers together with your prodigious wisdom of Lone megastar lore, this ebook is simply what you wish. A Browser's e-book of Texas historical past is a daily choice of greater than 500 incident-some recognized, a few obscure-that have made Texas the main notable country within the Union. whether you are a committed historian or an old-time Texan, you are prone to locate anything stunning, fun, suggestion frightening, or simply simple strange. With this publication you can begin on a daily basis of the 12 months with a concise access from the chronicles of this particular nation, which simply turns out to obviously breed colourful humans and bigger-than-life occasions.

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I also thank all the thoughtful family members and friends who reminded me of notable people and events from Texas history; they are all in here. Finally I must mention the DFW Writers' Workshop, a first-class resource for authors in any field. Their frank but friendly criticism is largely responsible for any felicities that appear between these covers. All blemishes I claim for my very own. Page v Contents Introduction vii January 1 February 21 March 41 April 63 May 87 June 109 July 129 August 149 September 169 October 191 November 213 December 233 Index 255 Page vii Introduction No one seems ever to have thought of Texas as an average place; people never have neutral feelings about it.

The morsels that fill A Browser's Book of Texas History came from a great variety of sources, but soon after I began collecting them I learned that anyone delving into Texas history can do no better than to start with the Texas State Historical Association's New Handbook of Texas. These six volumes are the work of more than 3,000 authors and editors, who have produced one of the state's intellectual treasures. If my book doesn't convince you that Texas is a special place, then the Handbook surely will.

It was accidentally destroyed at Goliad, just before Fannin's disastrous battle and surrender, where nearly all of the Georgia Battalion perished. Troutman died and was buried in Georgia in 1879. In 1913 her remains were moved to the State Ceme- Johanna Troutman gave Texas its first Lone Star flag, although the design had little in common with the one we know today. Photo courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Page 7 tery in Austin, where she rests beneath a bronze statue by Pompeo Coppini.

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