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The Resource Gainesville and Cooke County, Shana Powell

Gainesville and Cooke County, Shana Powell

Label
Gainesville and Cooke County
Title
Gainesville and Cooke County
Statement of responsibility
Shana Powell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cooke County, Texas, located in the north central part of the state, has a richly varied history. Those who first entered the area-Native Americans, gold seekers headed for California, army officials, and settlers-discovered a raw, unspoiled land. Eyewitness accounts speak of "grass that was as high as a man's head," and indeed, the land was rich for farming and ranching. In 1841, W.S. Peters and associates signed their first contract with the Republic of Texas, which provided that within three years they would bring six hundred families into what came to be known as the Peters Colony. In 1848, the state legislature created Cooke County, named for a hero of the Texas War for Independence. Over the next 150 years, the area changed dramatically. The stagecoach arrived in 1858, and conveyed freight, passengers, and mail. The Civil War presented economic and social difficulties that had to be overcome. Two major cattle trails flanked Cooke County, and cowboys roared into Gainesville to visit the saloons, get supplies, gamble, and visit the "soiled doves." The discovery of oil, and the resultant wealth that it brought, forever altered the face of the county.--amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
IYU
Dewey number
976.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.G15
LC item number
P69x 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
Label
Gainesville and Cooke County, Shana Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47053458
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780738507859
Lccn
00106914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47053458
  • (Sirsi) a1996005
Label
Gainesville and Cooke County, Shana Powell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47053458
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780738507859
Lccn
00106914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47053458
  • (Sirsi) a1996005

Library Locations

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