It Happened in Texas

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From the acquisition of King Ranch to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, It Happened in Texas gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Texas.
Witness a surprise shipload of camels suddenly go crazy when let loose on land. Feel the ultimate adrenaline rush of striking oil, or "black gold," at Spindletop. And meet Philip Nolan, the wild mustang-wrangling ...
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Overview


From the acquisition of King Ranch to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, It Happened in Texas gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Texas.
Witness a surprise shipload of camels suddenly go crazy when let loose on land. Feel the ultimate adrenaline rush of striking oil, or "black gold," at Spindletop. And meet Philip Nolan, the wild mustang-wrangling secret agent - you'll quickly be roped into the action!
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762745692
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,359,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Crutchfield is a popular western historian and the author of numerous books, including It Happened in Montana, It Happened in Washington, and other It Happened In books.

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Table of Contents


Map     ix
Preface     xi
A Prehistoric Hunt in the Panhandle, Plainview-5900 B.C.     1
A Trek across Texas, Southern Texas-A.D. 1534     5
The Murder of La Salle, Matagorda Bay-1687     9
The Misleading Mustang Hunt, Waco-1801     14
A French Naturalist Meets the Indians, San Antonio-1828     18
Construction of an Early Capital, Tenoxtitlan-1830     22
The Fall of the Alamo, San Antonio-1836     26
An Englishwoman's Comanche Bondage, La Villa de Dolores-1836     30
The Texan-Santa Fe Expedition, Austin-1841     35
The Pig War, Austin-1841     38
The Brownsville Secession Campaign, Brownsville-1850     41
The Birth of King Ranch, Kingsville-1853     45
A Cargo of Camels, Indianola-1856     49
Sam Houston's Last Hurrah, Austin-1861     53
The Battle at Sabine Pass, Sabine Pass-1863     57
The Emancipation of Juneteenth, Statewide-1865     60
The Salt Creek Prairie Massacre, Jacksboro-1871     62
Billy Dixon's Remarkable Shot, Adobe Walls-1874     66
Waiting for the "Sunset," San Antonio-1877     70
The Time the Texas Rangers Lose, El Paso-1877     74
The Violent Death of an OutlawLegend, Round Rock-1878     78
The Court-Martial of Henry Flipper, Fort Davis-1881     81
The Great Rainmaking Experiment, San Diego-1891     85
Sarah Bernhardt Goes on Tour, Dallas-1892     89
The Murder of a Newspaperman, Waco-1898     92
The Great Galveston Hurricane, Galveston-1900     96
A Gusher at Spindletop, Beaumont-1901     100
Langtry's Visit to Langtry, Langtry-1904     104
Quanah Parker Comes Home, West Texas-1907     108
The Last Good-byes of Bonnie and Clyde, Dallas-1934     114
The Assassination of a President, Dallas-1963     120
The March of the Melon Pickers, Austin-1966     124
Barbara Jordan Takes Her Seat, Austin-1967     128
Showdown at Waco, Waco-1993     134
Texas Facts and Trivia     138
Bibliography     140
Index     147
About the Author     155
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