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Colonial Texas as a frontier problem. by Margaret Agnes Lynch

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Published .
Written in English

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Pagination230, 7 leaves : maps ;
Number of Pages230
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Open LibraryOL16614015M

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The frontier next pressed into Texas in the s, then, via the great overland trails, passed over the continental interior to Oregon and California in the s and s. In two treaties and an expansionist war against Mexico (). Life in Spanish Texas Four Types of Frontier Settlements Given the size of Spanish Texas and Nuevo Santander, the colonial population was small—with good reason. Conditions in the northern provinces of New Spain were difficult. Settlers lived in fear of attack by hostile natives. They also faced deadly diseases such as cholera andFile Size: 1MB. The Spanish Colonial era in Texas began with a system of missions and presidios, designed to spread Christianity and to establish control over the region. The missions were managed by friars from the order of St. Francis – the Franciscans — and were placed in lands that had been home to Native Americans for thousands of years. From a population of ab in , Texas grew to over , hardy frontier settlers by the late s. In , honorary Texas frontiersman Davy Crockett had uttered his famous directive, "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas." Whether following Crockett's example or following their own dreams, thousands of people did just.

For the colonists who settled Texas, the Colorado River represented boundless potential—lands thick with alluvial soils, timber, and game. But as the edge of civilization, the Colorado also meant danger—a treacherous obstacle that was prone to flooding, deadly to cross, and a harbor for native tribes.   This book describes the early history of Hill County, located in Texas, including the author's trip to Texas, information about the first settlers, prominent men, Native American massacres, government, and the general organization of the county. Download Book Online Library. Sphere. Book Title:Sphere. In the middle of the South Pacific, 1, feet below the surface, a huge spaceship is discovered resting on the ocean floor. On the developing frontier of Colonial Texas, the newspaper was an important part of life. It provided a way of communicating within the colony and, perhaps more importantly, it helped create a sense of permanence for towns and their residents. The Texas Gazette was the first paper to serve San Felipe de Austin, operating from to