Through the center of the Great Bend region lay Trammel's Trace , a trail leading from Missouri across Arkansas and into Texas .
Author: Dianna Everett
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Social Science
In 1819 to 1820 several hundred Cherokees-led by Duwali, a chief from Tennessee-settled along the Sabine, Neches, and Angelina rivers in east Texas. Welcomed by Mexico as a buffer to U.S. settlement, Duwali’s people had separated from other Western Cherokees in an effort to retain the tribe’s traditional lifeways. As Dianne Everett details in The Texas Cherokees, they found themselves "caught between two fires" in many respects: between the Cherokee ideal of harmony and the reality of factionalism, between white settlers pushing westward and western Indians resisting incursions, and between traditional ways and the practical necessity of accommodating to whites.
See also resorts Trammels Trace, 168, 176 Transactions, 206, 210 Travis, William, 101 Trinity Mills, 34 Trinity River, 185 Truth or Consequences, ...
Author: Janet Mace Valenza
Publisher: University of Texas Press
"It is well known that Southern Texas possesses a greater variety of Mineral Waters than any other country on the globe" enthused a promotion for one of Texas' many watering spas of the nineteenth century. Though most are closed and nearly forgotten today, Texas spas and resorts once drew thousands of visitors from across the country, seeking healing of body and spirit in the rejuvenating mineral waters. This book offers the first comprehensive history of Texas' healing springs. Janet Valenza tracks the rise, popularity, and decline of the "water cure" from the 1830s to the present day. She follows the development of major spas and resorts, such as Mineral Wells and Indian Hot Springs near El Paso, as well as of smaller, family-run springs. She also describes how mineral waters influenced patterns of settlement, transportation routes, commerce, and people's attitudes toward the land. Period photos and quotes from those seeking cures offer vivid glimpses into the daily life at the springs, which Valenza lists and describes county-by-county in the appendix.
SH 77W, justE ofCR 2729 Trammel's Trace Many prominent Texas pioneers traveled past this site as they entered Texas via the historic Texas route known as ...
Author: Betty Dooley-Awbrey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This guide to more than 2,500 Texas roadside markers features historical events; famous and infamous Texans; origins of town, churches, and organizations; battles, skirmishes, and gunfights; and settlers, pioneers, Indians, and outlaws. This Sixth edition includes more than 100 new historical roadside markers with the actual inscriptions. With this book, travelers relive the tragedies and triumphs of Lone Star history.