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“Where The West Began: Environment, Transportation, And Capitalism In Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig Jan 2017

“Where The West Began: Environment, Transportation, And Capitalism In Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines Midwestern development and focuses on the early development of Marion County, Indiana, through the end of the Civil War and examines the ways that the region’s overwhelmingly rural residents adapted to the challenges and successes of the urban growth and market interconnectivity that they sought from the moment of settlement. Starting with initial meetings of the Marion County Commissioners and examining major municipal turning points including the passage of the Mammoth Internal Improvements Bill, the Panic of 1837, the arrival of the first railroad a decade later, and the onset of the Civil War, this work ...


“How Badly Can Cattle And Land Sales Suffer From This?” Drought And Cattle Sickness On The Ja Ranch, 1910–1918, Matthew M. Day Jan 2013

“How Badly Can Cattle And Land Sales Suffer From This?” Drought And Cattle Sickness On The Ja Ranch, 1910–1918, Matthew M. Day

Great Plains Quarterly

Timothy Dwight Hobart, general manager of the JA Ranch in northwestern Texas, had a problem on his hands. Trying to sell his cattle in 1918, he had helped transport hundreds of head of cattle within the ranch. However, J. W. Kent, who was with the JA Ranch for a substantial portion of its history to date, noticed that the cattle were not feeling well. Anthrax had poisoned the cattle, and it was spreading quickly. “We are burning the carcasses,” Hobart wrote, “and not leaving a stone unturned to stamp out the disease.” What was he to do?

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A Bulloch Sampler, Smith Callaway Banks Jan 1998

A Bulloch Sampler, Smith Callaway Banks

Bulloch County Historical Society Publications

A collection of Bulloch County history materials presented by Smith Callaway Banks. This collection includes newspaper accounts of Creek Indian raids, a piece on the Hollingsworth Collection at Screven County Library, articles from the Statesboro News about the homesteads of the Denmarks and the Duggars, information about the community of Bengal and its post offices, and five newspaper articles about farming in Bulloch County. Also included are the obituaries of Sarah Lanier Jones and Keziah Cone DeLoach, a short biography of Isabel Lane Sorrier, a recipe for ginger-wine, three accounts from Confederate veterans, an article and signed photograph of Joe ...