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Paperback Alkali Trails: Social and Economic Movements of the Texas Frontier, 1846?1900 (Double Mountain Books) Book

ISBN: 0896723941

ISBN13: 9780896723948

Alkali Trails: Social and Economic Movements of the Texas Frontier, 1846?1900 (Double Mountain Books)

For much of the first half century after statehood, West Texas remained a frontier wilderness and unlike the expanding cities in East and Central Texas sparsely populated with Anglo-American settlements. The scarce rainfalls, freezing blue northers, dusty winds, and scorching heat waves dissuaded many Texans from homesteading west of the U.S. Army's frontier fort system. For decades, only the hardiest attempted to forge their brand of civilization...

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