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A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Two 1 Reply

Some Early Buildings—Fall of the First Hotel—First Brick Buildings—Public Buildings—The Peripatetic Post office—Early Fire Companies—History of Early Bridges.When one reads over the names of the early Houstonians, it is almost like reading an early…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young. Last reply by Jen Apr 8, 2010.

A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Twelve

The Rice Institute—Brief Sketch of Mr. Rice—Organization of the Great Educational Center.Among the very early settlers in the new town of Houston was Mr. Wm. M. Rice, who was destined to impress his name indelibly on this, his adopted home. Mr. Rice…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young Feb 25, 2009.

A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Eleven

The First Telegraph Line in Texas—Two Veteran Operators—First Telephones—The Wireless Telegraph Companies—Organization of the First Electric Light Company.The Houston Telegraph of March 18, 1853, mentions the fact that some of the material for the…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young Feb 25, 2009.

A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Ten

The Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade—Some Houston Cotton Compresses—The Houston Chamber of Commerce—Houston's Large Manufacturing and Business Concerns.COMMERCIAL BODIESUnquestionably the first commercial organization in Texas was the old…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young Feb 25, 2009.

A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Nine

Early Literary Efforts—Splendid Work Done by the Ladies—Sketch of the Houston Lyceum and the Carnegie Library—Labor Organizations and Their Work.Perhaps no city in the United States had among its early settlers so many prominent and distinguished…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young Feb 25, 2009.

A Thumbnail History of the City of Houston: Chapter Eight

Houston's First Sawmill—The First Cotton Compress —Early Foundries—Ice Making—Meat Packeries—The Big Establishments of Today.While there was quite a large sawmill and gristmill, blacksmith shop and lumber yard at Harrisburg, established there by Mr.…Continue

Started by MRHOUSTONIAN in Dr. S. O. Young Feb 25, 2009.

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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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