Smithville

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ISBN-13:
9780738570624
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Carol Phillips Snyder
Gewicht:
386 g
Format:
231x165x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Smithvilleas reputation is that of a railroad town, yet it offers an even richer history. Fertile land and the Colorado River attracted pioneers with energy, dreams, and a hunger to build. After Thomas Gazley chose head-right land in Stephen F. Austinas Second Colony in 1827, area settlers joined the fray to secure a Texas free from Mexicoas supremacy. Some represented Bastrop County in the new Republic of Texasas legislature. Others stayed home and built a village on the banks of the Colorado. Businessmen influenced the growth of Smithville by attracting the railroad, and soon Smithville was the largest city in the county, offering a place for businesses and families to thrive. Smithvilleas fortunes have risen and fallen with the railroad, the river, and the Central Texas economy, and it has again become a vital community, this time nurturing scientists, artists, filmmakers, and antique lovers.

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