The Resource The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; compiled by his daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson

The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; compiled by his daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson

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The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days
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The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days
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by Noah Smithwick ; compiled by his daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson
Title variation
  • Evolution of a state
  • Recollections of old Texas days
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eng
Summary
"In 1827 I started out from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with all my worldly possessions, consisting of a few dollars in money, a change of clothes, and a gun, of course, to seek my fortune in this lazy man's paradise." Noah Smithwick would remain in Texas for the next thirty-four years of his life. His memoir of that time, The Evolution of a State, or, Recollections of Old Texas Days, is a fascinating account of the early history of the Lone Star State when life was extremely tough for these early pioneers. He records in brilliant detail his trials and tribulations, his conflicts with fellow pioneers, Mexicans and Native Americans, and how he carved out a life for himself in this frontier territory. From the Fall of the Alamo to the Battle of Brushy Creek, Smithwick chronicles some of the most iconic moments in early Texan history. This book, however, is not just a first-person account of life in the first-half of the nineteenth century, as Smithwick provides thorough details of the changes that he saw going on around him and how Texas was developing to become the state we know today.
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  • illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; compiled by his daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson
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Control code
2624238
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers).
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; compiled by his daughter Nanna Smithwick Donaldson
Publication
Control code
2624238
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers).
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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