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Books About Anderson County Texas People and Places
These hard to find books are perfect for anyone interested in the history, people and places of Anderson County Texas.

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 A pictorial history of Palestine and Anderson County, Texas

 

 Heritage II: A pictorial history of Palestine and Anderson County, Texas 1855-1993

 

 Pioneer Families of Anderson County [Texas] Prior to 1900

Large hardcover, 423 pages plus extensive family name index. Brief history of Anderson County, Texas (county seat is Palestine) followed by histories of numerous early arriving families.

 

 Historic Palestine: An Illustrated History

An illustrated history of Palestine, Texas, paired with histories of the local companies.

 

 Anderson County (Images of America)

From its roots in the unbroken wilderness of central East Texas, Anderson County has overcome many adversities to become the crossroads of East Texas. In the 1830s, rugged pioneers came to the fertile Trinity River Valley to carve out a place for themselves from the untamed country. These pioneers began a settlement along a stream about 10 miles east of the Trinity River in what would become Anderson County. Other families joined their effort, and Fort Houston was soon built in 1835–1836 to protect settlers from the dangers inherent to the wild frontier . . . Read more

 

 Country Editor: 42 years as the Country Editor of the Frankston Citizen

A collection of excerpts from the Country Editor column that appeared in the Frankston Citizen in Texas for a period of 42 years from 1933 to 1975 written by Quanah Price. . . Learn more

 

 The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas

In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla-Augusta region of neighboring Houston County. The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident--one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history--is now largely forgotten. Investigate the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide in E.R. Bills's compelling inquiry into the Slocum Massacre . . . Read more

 

 The Stories of I. C. Eason, King of the Dog People

Few people lived in the Neches River bottom as late as 1970. Man was noticeable only in the occasional cabin or lean-to hunting camps built on the higher river bank ground. Some of these camps belonged to locals known as the Dog People because of their hunting methods—handed down by their ancestors who had found this wilderness shortly before the Civil War—using a local-bred dog called a cur. The dog was bred for bravery, endurance, and devotion and would run its quarry until it bayed or turned back so the hunter could kill it. This type of hunting—not to be confused with sport—was a method of survival that often prevented starvation for families during the Depression years. . . Read more

 

These Deceased Residents of Anderson Texas Lefl Unclaimed Money

Anderson County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Palestine, Frankston, and Elhhart, Texas Left  $66,855 in Unclaimed Money for Their Heirs. Know the Heirs? Check the list and let them know they can collect it from the Texas Comptroller's Office . . . see the list

 
 
 

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