The Resource A hill country paradise?, Travis County and Its Early Settlers, Elaine Perkins, (electronic resource)

A hill country paradise?, Travis County and Its Early Settlers, Elaine Perkins, (electronic resource)

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A hill country paradise?, Travis County and Its Early Settlers
Title
A hill country paradise?
Title number
Travis County and Its Early Settlers
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Perkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1800s, land speculators said that Western Travis County in Texas would be a paradise, a perfect place to grow crops, raise livestock, and build a life. Settlers were seduced by such stories, and many of them including a large segment of German immigrants made their way to this promised land. What they found was, for the most part, an arid area of cedar trees, poor soil, rocks, and snakes. Still, these hardy people carved out a good life for themselves, making the best of what they had, and their descendants continue to live in the area today. Historian and Travis County resident Elaine Perkins relates the tales of these settlers in A Hill Country Paradise, a moving testament to the pioneer spirit that made this place prosperous. From the earliest settlers through two world wars, Perkins reveals the tragedies and triumphs of those who made the county their home. This historical record brings this Texas county's past to life, recalling residents fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, breaking ground for a new homestead, rustling cattle, taking advantage of burgeoning business opportunities, squabbling, and heralding the arrival of electricity. Vivid details, solid research, and an intriguing narrative make A Hill Country Paradise not only educational, but also entertaining, securing the memory of this county's past for future generations
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Midwest
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Perkins, Elaine
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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A hill country paradise?, Travis County and Its Early Settlers, Elaine Perkins, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12081181
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multicolored
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txt
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rdacontent
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MWT12081181
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT12081181
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12081181
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A hill country paradise?, Travis County and Its Early Settlers, Elaine Perkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12081181
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12081181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12081181
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12081181
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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