Greetings from Galveston A History from the 1870s to the 1950s Through Post Cards

Greetings from Galveston  A History from the 1870s to the 1950s Through Post Cards

(circa 1912) In this post card scene the Sam Houston Zephyr makes a trip to Galveston from Houston. It was the first streamline train in Texas and was ...

Author: E. Barry Gray

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483439815

Category: History

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The history of Galveston is the history of Texas. Beyond that, it is the history of the European colonization of the New World. Galveston has seen cannibalistic Indians, Spanish conquistadors, explorers, filibusters, pirates and their treasure, ship wrecks, Civil War battles, yellow fever epidemics and survived all these to become the leading city in Texas in both population and commerce during the mid and late 19th Century. The heroes of the Alamo and San Jacinto have walked her streets. Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, General Santa Anna and President David G. Burnett are but a few of the men whose names fill our history books. She has seen a fleet of pirate ships anchored in her harbor as well as the Union Navy. Galveston had the first telegraph, first telephone, first electric lights, first medical and nursing schools in the state and the list goes on and on. At one time she had over forty millionaires living in kingly mansions of almost every style of architecture along Broadway and other avenues.
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Letters from Houston

Letters from Houston

Greetings from Houston, Texas. Well, as per my letter to you all yesterday, some new information that I feel you should know, especially my friends in ...

Author: Michele Buonocore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469167510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Th is is Michele Buonocores journey. Th e book is comprised of e-mails that she would write to a large following of friends. She describes in each of the letters how she felt and what she felt during her treatment. She shares her spiritual growth and tells stories of her observations of patients, young and old. Th e stories she tells are very real life stories, with great feelings for the people she speaks of. Th ere are stories about Houston, the people, and her love for the homes in Galveston. George and Michele did little road trips, and she tells of the places and the people they discovered on their adventures. It is a book of her thoughts, her recipes, her ability to learn new ways while undergoing such a stressful time. It tells how she takes all she learns to be a far better person and healthier at the end of her treatment at MD Anderson and to begin her life in remission
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Port of Houston Magazine

Port of Houston Magazine

... Taiwan , where they presented Houston and its mayor , have added new country in the Miss Universe contest in greetings from Houston to its significance ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026868971

Category: Harbors

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Houston Space City USA

Houston  Space City USA

... vehicle that will one day carry astronauts to Mars. Greetings from Houston. Like an oversized postcard, the “Greetings from. 171 Heavenly Inspiration.

Author: Ray Viator

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623497729

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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On July 20, 1969, humanity paused with attention locked to television and radio broadcasts as the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission dramatically touched down on the dusty face of the moon. The first word from the lunar surface: Houston. Houston, Space City USA is a visual celebration of the city’s historic ties to the US human space program. When President Kennedy declared, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” he did so from the campus of Rice University. More than half a century later, Houston continues to serve as the nerve center of the American human space program. Author and photographer Ray Viator, a longtime Houstonian, has lovingly captured the spirit of a city’s devotion to space exploration from then to now. Using striking photographs of the full moon as a visual motif of Houston’s connection to spaceflight, Viator also weaves together historic images to show how former cow pastures transformed into mission control. Some connections are obvious—the Houston Astros or the Houston Rockets. Others are hidden in plain sight, like the arm patches on the uniform of every Houston police officer that read, “Space City U.S.A.” Viator’s lens captures this and more. Houston, Space City USA not only marks the important milestone of the first lunar landing, but it also helps readers discover and rediscover a city’s constellation of connections to one of humankind’s greatest achievements. The author's proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit Houston Public Media.
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Houston

Houston

The New Young Men's Christian Association , Houston , Texas TITITIT MASTEBIASEN LATINO PHOTO BY C.H. ... Greetings from Houston , Texas nu In the 1960s ,.

Author: Daniel E. Monsanto

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738571229

Category: History

Page: 127

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Along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, Houston was founded by John and Augustus Allen on August 30, 1836. The city was named after Gen. Sam Houston, a prominent military hero of the Texas Revolution. After the Civil War ended, Houston flourished as agricultural, industrial, and commercial interests generated economic growth. In 1901, the discovery of oil at nearby Spindletop ushered in a new era, fueled by the addition of an inland port when the Houston Ship Channel was dredged in 1914. During the latter half of the 20th century, energy, space exploration, and the medical sciences placed this city on the world stage. Big dreams, big discoveries, hard work, and a little luck made Houston the thriving city it is today.
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Sam Houston

Sam Houston

According to Campbell: Mrs. Houston was [at my brother's] about the time the ... sending greetings from Houston's cousin McEwen, who said, “Remember [me to] ...

Author: James L. Haley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806152141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. In Sam Houston, James L. Haley explores Houston’s momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley’s fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable Sam Houston biography ever written. Drawn from personal papers never before available as well as the papers of others in Houston’s circle, this biography will delight anyone intrigued by Sam Houston, Texas history, Civil War history, or America’s tradition of rugged individualism.
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Year Book

Year Book

hy extend to you both our heartfelt greetings , and wish to express our regret that you are ... JEFF D. REAGAN RECOVERS Houston , Texas , June 8 , 1939 .

Author: United States Engineers. 3d Volunteer (War with Spain)

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ISBN: NYPL:33433084514680

Category: Spanish-American War, 1898

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Categories: Spanish-American War, 1898

Assembly

Assembly

... to the class for remem Goldenthal : " Greetings from ole San An Sam Houston National Cemetery . bering their fathers in the Memory Book . tone .

Author: United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates

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ISBN: WISC:89118749076

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The Women of CourtWatch

The Women of CourtWatch

“Season's Greetings from Houston, the Bipolar City.” New York Times, 25 December, A27. Symposium on Unified Family Courts. 1998. Special issue of Family Law ...

Author: Carole Bell Ford

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292709584

Category: Social Science

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Houston was a terrible place to divorce or seek child custody in the 1980s and early 1990s. Family court judges routinely rendered verdicts that damaged the interests of women and children. In some especially shocking cases, they even granted custody to fathers who had been accused of molesting their own children. Yet despite persistent allegations of cronyism, incompetence, sexism, racism, bribery, and fraud, the judges wielded such political power and influence that removing them seemed all but impossible. The family court system was clearly broken, but there appeared to be no way to fix it. This book recounts the inspiring and courageous story of women activists who came together to oppose Houston's family court judges and whose political action committee, CourtWatch, played a crucial role in defeating five of the judges in the 1994 judicial election. Carole Bell Ford draws on extensive interviews with Florence Kusnetz, the attorney who led the reform effort, and other CourtWatch veterans, as well as news accounts, to provide a full history of the formation, struggles, and successes of a women's grassroots organization that overcame powerful political interests to improve Houston's family courts. More than just a local story, however, this history of CourtWatch provides a model that can be used by activists in other communities in which legal and social institutions have gone astray. It also honors the heroism of Florence Kusnetz, whose commitment to the Jewish concept of tikkun olam ("repairing and improving the world") brought her out of a comfortable retirement to fight for justice for women and children.
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Greetings from San Antonio

Greetings from San Antonio

184 Military City USA Fort Sam Houston's 1908 Station Hospital in the western part. Cavalry President William Howard Taft dedicated the post chapel, ...

Author: Lewis F. Fisher

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595349194

Category: History

Page: 233

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Greetings from San Antonio: Historic Postcards of the Alamo City is a collection of more than six hundred color and black-and-white photo postcards, many of them quite rare, that yield a compelling visual narrative of the city in the early twentieth century, when postcards were at their height of popularity. Presented unaltered and accompanied by concise descriptive text, the postcards provide a distinctive visual portrait of a captivating and unique city during the early years of its transformation into the multicultural mecca it is today.
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How to Conquer the World

How to Conquer the World

Consulate General of Japan in Houston http://www. embjapan. org/houston/ Featuring greetings from the Consul General, the site provides Japanese fact sheets ...

Author: Garrett Wasny

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 0865876428

Category: Computers

Page: 685

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Management consultant, author, and Web master Garrett Wasny provides an annotated listing of over 8,000 international trade resources for businesspeople searching for global customers, partners, and suppliers on the World Wide Web. Organized into ten chapters covering geographic markets and global business functions and covering some 230 countries and territories, the volume provides relevant tips on Internet use and appendices offering a variety of resources on identifying useful associates, drafting initial correspondence, tracking information, and troubleshooting.
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The Someday List Jubilant Soul Book 1

The Someday List  Jubilant Soul Book  1

I bring you greetings from Houston, Texas . . .” Her voice trailed off. One usually inserted the name of his or her church and pastor at this point.

Author: Stacy Hawkins Adams

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441203656

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and prestigious husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But her life is not all it's cracked up to be. When her husband goes away on business trip and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle takes up the challenge of a dying friend to start a list of things to do before she dies. She heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect with her past, her purpose, and herself. But when her ex shows up in town looking very fine and very single, Rachelle must confront feelings she thought she'd long buried. Will she give up everything to recover the past? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future? The Someday List is an honest look at what makes us who we are and what can throw us off track. Author Stacy Hawkins Adams writes with a voice that is fresh, sincere, and completely real. Her characters jump off the page and into her readers' hearts.
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I Had A Daughter

I Had A Daughter

... January 29, 2008 Subject: Plan Greetings from Houston. Here's the latest. R0 and I fly home tomorrow, Wednesday, return next Sunday.

Author: Rebecca Rozelle Burt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479713134

Category: Self-Help

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This true story is written by a mother who becomes the primary caregiver for her beloved forty-six-year-old daughter when she is diagnosed with a lethal form of cancer. Composed of a chronological narrative interspersed with pertinent e-mails, inner monologues, and medical data, the book follows the journey of the two women as they deal with the effects of the disease and its treatment. In its essence this is a story of perseverance, courage, faith, and love. It is a raw story, powerful and honest, allowing the reader to experience from the inside what the author calls "cancer world." Ultimately the narrative becomes a spiritual diary, as the author's reflections on her life and her daughter s evolve into a broader, more mystical understanding.
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Proceedings of the National Convention

Proceedings of the     National Convention

Greetings to the delegates of the Tenth National Convention from the ... “ The crew of Pan Rhode Island in Houston sends greetings .

Author: National Maritime Union of America

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ISBN: UCAL:B4004888

Category: Merchant mariners

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The Rotarian

The Rotarian

Houston. Club. Immortalized ... President R. H. Cornell of the Houston club; greetings from the international president, Glen C. Mead; Houston's application ...

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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Greetings from Houston

Greetings from Houston

Houston, the largest city in Texas, has always been a dynamic metropolis, filled with historic and economic significance as well as cultural charm.

Author: Mary L. Martin

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764326538

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 110

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Houston, the largest city in Texas, has always been a dynamic metropolis, filled with historic and economic significance as well as cultural charm. Journey into its past over 190 picturesque vintage postcards with images from the early twentieth century. The pride of Houston is clearly displayed in hand-tinted cards that depict the monument of Sam Houston, the city's name sake, and the San Jacinto Memorial that memorializes an important battle in the Texas Revolution. View the magnificent Gulf and Esperson buildings, the Hermann and Sam Houston parks, and the lovely scenes ranging from the Houston Channel to the busy main streets of commerce and tradition. Approximate dating and values are included.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles