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  • Copyright: 2009-05-04
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Huntsville is one of the oldest and most revered cities in the Lone Star State. Founded in the mid-1830s as Texans won their independence from Mexico, Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston—the first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of the state. Nestled among the lakes and trees of the eastern piney woods, Huntsville emerged as a vital center of education and justice in the late 19th century. Today the city remains a vibrant, growing community known for a few of its largest employers, including Sam Houston State University and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Author Biography

Author Jeff Littlejohn is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University. He has worked in close collaboration with James Patton and the Walker County Historical Commission on the narrative presented here. In addition, the authors are deeply indebted to the Huntsville Arts Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the John W. Thomason Jr. Archive at Sam Houston State University. This book presents historic photographs collected by these organizations and would not have been possible without their generous support.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Founding Familiesp. 9
Educational Pursuitsp. 31
Religious Observancesp. 49
Business Interestsp. 71
Prison Storiesp. 95
National Connectionsp. 113
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