Glimpses of Texas: Its Divisions, Resources, Development and Prospects (Classic Reprint)

Glimpses of Texas: Its Divisions, Resources, Development and Prospects (Classic Reprint)

by William Brady
     
 

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Texas extends from the 26th to the 36th parallel of north latitude, and lies between the 16th and 30th meridians of longitude west from Washington. It embraces an expanse of country that reaches within one-half degree as far south as the most southerly limit of Florida, while its

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Texas extends from the 26th to the 36th parallel of north latitude, and lies between the 16th and 30th meridians of longitude west from Washington. It embraces an expanse of country that reaches within one-half degree as far south as the most southerly limit of Florida, while its northern boundary is on the same parallel as the northern boundary of Tennessee. A section of country so located, must necessarily comprise within its limits every desirable variety of soil and climate. The substantial cereals of the northerly sections of the United States; the best fruits and products of the Middle States, and many of the fruits of the tropics, flourish in Texas. In point of climate, the thermometer never ranges as high as in the latitudes north of us. For the past twenty years the thermometer at Houston has never shown a temperature above 95° F., whilst at but one time, in the coldest weather, has it reached as low as 10°, and rarely indeed does it go below 20°. Never has there been a case of sunstroke in this city, and but one is now remembered in Galveston. The average of the "heated term," one year with another, for the 24 hours, is about 84°.

The climate and seasons are eminently conducive to the production of sugar, corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, oats, rye, millet, all the vegetables of the garden, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, peaches, pears, grapes, plums, etc.

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ISBN-13:
9781330780428
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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