By Jacques D. Bagur
Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port on the entryway to western markets from the crimson River, Jefferson was once a thriving heart of alternate till the steamboat site visitors dried up within the 1870s. in the course of its heyday, town monopolized the transport of cotton from all issues west for a hundred and fifty miles. Jefferson used to be the unofficial capital of East Texas, however it used to be additionally regular of growth cities in general.
For this topical exam of a frontier city, Bagur attracts from many govt files, but additionally from newspaper advertisements and plats. those resources supply intimate information of the lives of the early electorate of Jefferson, Texas. Their tale is of curiosity to either neighborhood and country historians in addition to to the various readers drawn to taking pictures the flavour of existence in old-time East Texas.
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Antebellum Jefferson, Texas: Everyday Life in an East Texas Town by Jacques D. Bagur