Miles and Miles of Texas

100 Years of the Texas Highway Department
Author: Carol Dawson,Roger Allen Polson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494567
Category: History
Page: 368
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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.

Historic Fort Bend County

An Illustrated History
Author: Andrea Guy-Halat
Publisher: HPN Books
ISBN: 1935377248
Category: History
Page: 136
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An illustrated history of Fort Bend County, Texas, paired with histories of the local companies.

Historic Houston: How to See It

One Hundred Years and One Hundred Miles of Day Trips
Author: Lucinda Freeman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450275101
Category: Travel
Page: 392
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In HISTORIC HOUSTON: HOW TO SEE IT, Lucinda Freeman brings Houston’s history to life by coupling entertaining stories that highlight influential personalities and key historical events with day-trip itineraries, providing a comprehensive and useful guidebook for heritage tourists interested in the history of Houston and surrounding region. Freeman is a native Houstonian, a fifth-generation Texan, and the daughter of two parents who also wrote books on Houston’s history. She relies on careful research and personal experience to offer unforgettable adventures into early Houston and Texas. She brings to light colorful historical characters like Sam Houston, Deaf Smith, and legendary cattle rustler and oilman Shanghai Pierce. Freeman also recounts stories of immigrants and highlights events from key time periods like the Texas Revolution, Antebellum Texas, and the Civil War, offering guided day-trip plans for seeing it all, including historical markers, museums, plantations, battle sites, and renovated historical buildings. HISTORIC HOUSTON: HOW TO SEE IT com bines historical facts and easy to- follow itineraries with captivating anecdotes about the famous, the infamous, the heroic, and the eccentric in order to provide a fascinating, in-depth glimpse into a forward-thinking city and region with great personality and character. For more information about the book and related projects and events, visit www.historichoustontourism.com

The Road

A Fortnightly Review of Railway Practice; Extraordinary Cases in the Last Ten Years Described ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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Congressional Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Spanish Expeditions into Texas, 1689-1768


Author: William C. Foster
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292793138
Category: History
Page: 351
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Mapping old trails has a romantic allure at least as great as the difficulty involved in doing it. In this book, William Foster produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the years 1689 to 1768. Foster draws upon the detailed diaries that each expedition kept of its route, cross-checking the journals among themselves and against previously unused eighteenth-century Spanish maps, modern detailed topographic maps, aerial photographs, and on-site inspections. From these sources emerges a clear picture of where the Spanish explorers actually passed through Texas. This information, which corrects many previous misinterpretations, will be widely valuable. Old names of rivers and landforms will be of interest to geographers. Anthropologists and archaeologists will find new information on encounters with some 139 named Indian tribes. Botanists and zoologists will see changes in the distribution of flora and fauna with increasing European habitation, and climatologists will learn more about the "Little Ice Age" along the Rio Grande.

The Congressional Globe


Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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The Commercial and Financial Chronicle


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Banks and banking
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American Railroad Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engineering
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United States Congressional Record: Vol.155


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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Congressional Record, Volumr 154 Part 16


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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
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Kearney


Author: Mark Ellis,Heather Stauffer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738541280
Category: History
Page: 127
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Kearney is situated in the Platte River valley in south-central Nebraska. The Platte River has always been an important route across the Great Plains. Native American tribes such as the Pawnee followed the river to their western hunting grounds. Soldiers at nearby Fort Kearny guarded the Oregon and Mormon Trails while the Pony Express skirted through the county. The Union Pacific Railroad pushed through the region in 1866, and when the Burlington Railroad reached the area in 1871, Kearney (originally Kearney Junction) was born. By the early 1900s, the automobile began to make its mark. The Lincoln Highway, the nation's first paved transcontinental highway, traveled through the heart of town. Today Kearney sits on Interstate 80, and the Archway Monument, a museum that celebrates the region's transportation history, spans the thoroughfare.

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Railroads to the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended ..


Author: United States. Office of Commissioner of Railroads
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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Good as Gone

Ein Mädchen verschwindet. Eine Fremde kehrt zurück. Roman
Author: Amy Gentry
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641204933
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Tom und Anna haben das Schlimmste erlebt, was sich Eltern vorstellen können: Ihre 13-jährige Tochter Julie wurde entführt, alle Suchaktionen waren vergebens, die Polizei hat den Fall längst zu den Akten gelegt. Acht Jahre später taucht plötzlich eine junge Frau auf und behauptet, die vermisste Tochter zu sein. Die Familie kann ihr Glück kaum fassen. Doch schon bald spüren alle, dass die Geschichte der Verschwundenen nicht aufgeht. Anna hegt einen furchtbaren Verdacht. Sie macht sich auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit über die junge Frau, von der sie inständig hofft, dass es ihre Tochter ist, die ihr gleichzeitig aber auch fremd erscheint und das gesamte Familiengefüge gefährlich ins Wanken bringt ... Good as Gone ist ein von Anfang an atemberaubend spannendes Buch darüber, wie wenig wir die kennen, die wir lieben. Amy Gentry spielt grandios mit verschiedenen Erzählperspektiven und führt die Leser auf zahlreiche falsche Fährten – bis zum fulminanten Finale.

Annual Report ... to the Secretary of the Interior


Author: United States. Commissioner of Railroads
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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Congressional Record, Volume 154 Part 18


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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The Congressional Globe


Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Report of the Commissioner of Railroads to the Secretary of the Interior


Author: United States. Office of Commissioner of Railroads
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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Industrial Development and Manufacturers Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industries
Page: N.A
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Beginning in 1956 each vol. includes as a regular number the Blue book of southern progress and the Southern industrial directory, formerly issued separately.

Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior ... [with Accompanying Documents]


Author: United States. Department of the Interior
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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