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Galveston-Houston Packet, The: Steamboats on Buffalo Bayou by Andrew W. Hall

By Andrew W. Hall

Many think the cost of the yank West as signaled via the dirt of the wagon educate or the whistle of a locomotive. throughout the heart a long time of the 19th century, even though, the expansion of Texas and issues west headquartered at the seventy-mile water path among Galveston and Houston. This unmarried important hyperlink stood among the rural riches of the internal and the mercantile companies of the coast, with a around of operations that was once as refined and effective as that of any huge delivery community at the present time. even as, the packets at the in a single day Houston-Galveston run earned a name as colourful as their Mississippi opposite numbers, whole with impromptu steamboat races, makeshift naval gunboats in the course of the Civil battle, specialist gamblers and awful accidents.

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