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Re: [TexasCzechs] Traverling by ship

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  • G. Martisek
    I believe the title is just Indianola -- I have meant to read it but just haven t gotten there yet.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 11, 2000
      I believe the title is just "Indianola" -- I have meant to read it but just
      haven't gotten there yet.

      Gary & Marie wrote:

      > Hello Frank
      >
      > I wanted to comment on " The Czech Pioneers of the Southwest ", I have
      > read this book and agree that this is an excellent book on how things were
      > for the early settlers. I would like to add another book but I do not have
      > the author nor the correct title. It is easy to find it is a book on
      > Indianola. This was one of the original jump of points for early immigrants.
      > It will give incite on how complete families were lost. It helped me to
      > understand why some of the families that I had records of them leaving
      > Europe but then disappearing in America. It is hard to put down once you get
      > into it. It also tells how many of the Czech and German communities
      > evolved.
      >
      > Gary Rabel
      > Dallas, Texas.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <FMikula@...>
      > To: <texasczechs@egroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2000 2:35 PM
      > Subject: [TexasCzechs] Traverling by ship
      >
      > > hey group,
      > >
      > > in his 1934 work "The Czech Pioneers of the Southwest", Dr Henry Maresh
      > > refers to the writings of Mary Austin Holly, cousin of Stephen F. Austin.
      > She
      > > wrote one of the first books ever printed in English about Texas, which
      > she
      > > classified as "Terra Incognito", the unknown land. Most libraries have
      > copies
      > > of her writings but can only be viewed in the library as they are quite
      > rare.
      > > I went to the Dallas library Texana section to review them. Altho not
      > > specifically referencing the czechs, there is an excellent account of a
      > trip
      > > from New Orleans to the outlet of the Brazos river and then the trip up
      > the
      > > Brazos River circa 1833/35. Gives an excellent protrayal of what our
      > > ancestors faced when they came by ship to the Texas Coast.
      > > Don't remember the exact name of the book; just ask for wrinings of Mary
      > > Austin Holly.
      > > Hope this helps someone!
      > > Frank
      > >
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