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For the greater part of the first half of the eighteenth century, Louis Juchereau de St. Denis was the guiding force on the Louisiana-Texas frontier. It is probable that no other man exercised such a determining influence over so long a period in the early affairs of Louisiana and Texas. His rare talents served a vital and peculiar need for colonial France in a critical and most formative period. Paperback.
The state of Texas holds an interesting and important place in the history of the United States, and this volume explores those men and women who have helped to shape the course of the state by serving as governor. Paperback.
In many parts of the south and the Southwest today they still speak in quiet awe of the intrepid John Murrel—highwayman, bandit, cutthroat, and slaver who spread organized terror through dozens of early nineteenth-century towns.
What kind of people would leave the comfort of the East behind to forge a life of their own in the Wild West? Individualistic, strong, and down-to-earth people who created a semblance of civilization where there once was none, and who took the law into their own hands because there were no other hands to take it.
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