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The Thirties: 1930 - 1940Reflecting the growth during the prosperity of the 1920’s, the United States recorded a population of 122,775,046 in 1930, and Texas had 5,824,715, with urban population having increased to 41 percent of the total. Having…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by Brigitte A Baker Sep 25, 2011.

Years of Readjustment 1 Reply

The Late Forties: 1945-1950The first five-year period after World War II began with the problem of rebuilding war-torn countries and ended with the threat of a new world war in Korea. It began with the consequences of the first atomic destruction…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by MRHOUSTONIAN Sep 25, 2007.

The End and the Beginning 1 Reply

The Early Forties: 1940 - 1945World War II dominated the period from 1940 to 1945. In 1940, the United States recorded a population of 131,669,275, life expectancy was up to 64 years from 49 years in 1900, illiteracy was down to 4.2 percent, and the…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by MRHOUSTONIAN Sep 25, 2007.

Period of Accelerated Growth 1 Reply

The Twenties: 1920 - 1930After World War I, when the census bureau counted heads, it found that the population of the United States had increased to 105,710,620, and for the first time in the nation’s history the rural population accounted for less…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by MRHOUSTONIAN Sep 23, 2007.

Industry for War and Peace 1 Reply

The Eight Decade: 1910 - 1920The 1910 census indicated a national population of 91,972,266, and a state population of 3,896,542, with Texas thus taking fifth place among the states of the union. Houston’s population was 78,800, ranking it 73rd among…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by MRHOUSTONIAN Sep 20, 2007.

Turn of the Century 1 Reply

The Seventh Decade: 1900 - 1910With the beginning of the 20th century, the population of the United States had reached 75,994,575, and that of Texas totaled 3,048,710. Houston had become a thriving city of 44,633, with the population of Harris…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Houston's Historic Decades. Last reply by MRHOUSTONIAN Sep 20, 2007.

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From the Mudflats of 1836 the Allen Family and Their Dreamtown!

As the story of Houston's early beginnings goes the Allen family just arriving from Nacogdoches, Texas had bought a bog, named it after General Sam Houston, and the rest was and still is a grand speculators' tale of history in the making, which included mosquitoes, snakes, mudflats, tangled…

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