The Texas Almanac Online is an electronic version of the Texas Almanac 2006-2007. This database provides researchers with valuable information about the history, culture, political climate and geography of the state of Texas.
Special features in the Sesquicentennial Edition include:
A history of the more than 30 Spanish Missions in Texas, and the cooperation and conflicts among the Franciscan friars, the Spanish soldiers, and the local Indians who took part in the mission system
A compelling piece on the history of cattle ranching in Texas and its effects on the environment written by award-winning Western author Elmer Kelton of San Angelo. Kelton, who grew up on a ranch in Crane County and worked as a farm and ranch writer and editor, says, "To whatever extent technology has allowed, [ranchers and farmers] have tried to influence their environment to their benefit. Some of the results have been favorable. Others have fallen victim to the unwritten law of unintended consequences, trading one set of problems for another."
The growing habits and many uses of the ubiquitous mesquite, which flourishes across one-third of Texas
The numerous mineral springs that exist in nearly every Texas county, and their use by Indians, settlers, and commercial spas
Families of Lebanese-Syrian descent and their impact on culture across the state
"This user-friendly resource is valuable for finding quick facts on Texas..." --Choice, January 2008
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