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The Resource La Grange, Marie W. Watts

La Grange, Marie W. Watts

Label
La Grange
Title
La Grange
Statement of responsibility
Marie W. Watts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
La Grange, voted the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1838, is as colorful and audacious as the state itself. Its citizens were instrumental in winning the republic's freedom and have always been willing to fight for their beliefs. Many defend La Grange as the true capital of Texas, unfairly stripped of its title. The town flourished during the 19th century and witnessed the birth of a rough-and-tumble society, where arguments were commonly settled with fists, knives, and guns. In later years, immigrants flocked to the area and built a strong agricultural economy. The 20th century might have passed quietly into history if not for a Houston television reporter who publicized the demise of one of Texas's best-known brothels, the Chicken Ranch, located just outside of La Grange. The extensive publicity surrounding the closing of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas resulted in a musical and movie of the same name, as well as a song by ZZ Top
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.L13
LC item number
W37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
Label
La Grange, Marie W. Watts
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
ocn216940548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738556369
Lccn
2007943603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)216940548
Label
La Grange, Marie W. Watts
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
ocn216940548
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738556369
Lccn
2007943603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)216940548

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