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Austin (TX)

By: Thompson, Karen; Howell, Kathy

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2000

Our Product Number: 605537

ISBN: 0738508322

Condition: Very Good


128 pages. Images of America. When General Sam Houston's Texas army defeated Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, the Republic of Texas was born. Austin, located on the banks of the Colorado River, was laid out as the capital city in 1839, and has remained the capital since statehood in 1846. Featured here in over 200 vintage photographs is the history of this independent city, and the people who made it what it is today. Land agent Stephen F. Austin brought the first Anglo settlers to the Spanish territory in 1821 and guided them until independence in 18... View more info

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Explorers in Early Texas

By: Warren, Betsy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Houston, TX, Hendrick-Long Publishing Company: 1992

Our Product Number: 607384

ISBN: 1885777124

Condition: Very Good


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In Our Back Yards: Public and Private Gardens of the Texas Coastal Bend

By: Watson, John; Peterson, Carole;Payne, Deanna

Price: $39.95

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press: 2005

Our Product Number: 607635

ISBN: 0976623501

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Still in shrinkwrap. 128 pages. The Texas Coastal Bend is an area that includes incredibly diverse ecosystems ranging from coastal to semitropical to arid, with weather conditions ranging from 100-plus degree days to hard freezes; from hurricanes to droughts. Like the early Texan settlers, the gardeners of the area have found ways to flourish despite the hard climate, building gardens of great interest and beauty that reflect a cultural makeup as diverse as the ecosystems. "In Our Back Yards: The Gardens of the Texas Coastal Bend" is the first book to celebrate their successes. From th... View more info

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A Weekend in September

By: Weems, John Edward; illustrated with photographs

Price: $6.95

Publisher: College Station, Texas A&M University Press: (1957) 1980

Our Product Number: 608002

ISBN: 0890963908

Condition: Very Good+


180 pages. The hurricane that swept Galveston Island early in September, 1900, occupies a unique place in the reckoning of events of the Texas Gulf coast. Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and destructiveness of all others are measured. Twothirds of Galveston's buildings were washed away at a cost that was never fully calculated. More than 6,000 people were killed. And in the collective memory of a region where depredations by wind and water are accepted as part of life, the weekend of September 8, 1900, is the ultimate example of the... View more info

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Best Bike Rides in Texas

By: White, Andrew

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Globe Pequot:

Edition: Second Edition

Our Product Number: 606999

ISBN: 0762701668

Condition: Very Good


Personal Christmas inscription on inside front cover ; mild spine creases. Best Bike Rides. For the avid cyclist, this series offers a diverse array of moderate to serious tours through scenic terrain all over the United States. With challenging treks for the veteran and pleasant excursions for the Sunday cyclist, the "Best Bike Rides" series has something for everyone View more info

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Fourteen Flags over Oklahoma: Crossroads of the Explorers of Mid-America

By: Wise, Lu Celia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Published By the Author: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Our Product Number: 608824

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the title page. Signed by Author View more info

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Williamson County [TX]

By: Worley, Lisa; Dyer, Chris

Price: $10.99

Publisher: Charleston, SC, Arcadia Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608142

ISBN: 0738578657

Condition: Near Fine


127 pages. Images of America View more info