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Books - The Galveston-Houston Packet
Title:
"The Galveston-Houston Packet"
Manufacturer:
Arcadia Publishing
Category:
Books
Price:
$19.99
Status:
In stock
To Order:
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Added to Website:
05/26/2018
Notes:

Many imagine the settlement of the American West as signaled by the dust of the wagon train or the whistle of a locomotive. During the middle decades of the nineteenth century, though, the growth of Texas and points west centered on the seventy-mile water route between Galveston and Houston. This single vital link stood between the agricultural riches of the interior and the mercantile enterprises of the coast, with a round of operations that was as sophisticated and efficient as that of any large transport network today. At the same time, the packets on the overnight Houston-Galveston run earned a reputation as colorful as their Mississippi counterparts, complete with impromptu steamboat races, makeshift naval gunboats during the Civil War, professional gamblers, and horrific accidents.

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