The Resource Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942

Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942

Label
Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942
Title
Nameless towns
Title remainder
Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive history of the sawmill towns of East Texas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions. Winner, T. H. Fehrenbach Award, Texas Historical Commission "After completing the book, I truly understood life in the sawmill communities, intellectually and emotionally. It was very satisfying. Conrad and Sitton write in such a manner to make one feel the hard life, smell the sawdust, and share the danger of the mills. The book is compelling and stimulating." -Robert L. Schaadt, Director-Archivist, Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1941-
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Sitton, Thad
Dewey number
976.4/06
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • City and town life
  • Sawmills
  • Lumbering
  • Texas
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14924754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780292799882
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14924754
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14924754
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14924754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780292799882
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14924754
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14924754
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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