In addition to corpus christi, ports still exist al Aransas Pass, Rockport, and Portland. Veteran newspaper publisher keith guthrie, always fascinated by the stories of old ports in his native South Texas, launched an in-depth study of the Gulf of Mexico ports from Corpus Christi on the south to Matagorda Bay when he retired from the newspaper business in Taft, only a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico.
Aransas: Life of a Texas Coastal CountyEakin Press #ad - Aransas: Life of a Texas Coastal County #ad - From the early explorers, cabeza de Vaca and LaSalle, this is where much of the early history of Texas was born. This book takes the reader on a journey through time that spans 1, 000 years that will give the reader a better appreciation of this part of Texas and the people who lived the stories. Aransas: the life of a texas Coastal County is a wonderfully researched history of an exciting part of Texas.
This book is in three parts and is comprehensive in telling the story of the people, the land and how they helped shaped the great state of Texas. This is the story of a little place that has played a surprisingly large role in the history of Texas.
Texas Gulf Coast Stories American ChroniclesThe History Press #ad - However, much of the true history has remained unknown, misunderstood and even hidden. The middle texas coast, known locally as the Coast Bend, is an area filled with fascinating stories. For years, local historian C. Herndon williams has shared his fascinating discoveries of the area's early stories through his weekly column, "Coastal Bend Chronicle.
Now he has selected some of his favorites in Texas Gulf Coast Stories. From as early as the days of de vaca and la Salle, the Coastal Bend has been a site of early exploration, bloody conflicts, legendary shipwrecks and even a buried treasure or two. Join williams as he explores the days of early settlement and European contact, Karankawa and Tonkawa legends and the Coastal Bend's tallest of tall tales.
Texas Forgotten Ports - Volume IIEakin Press #ad - Volume ii of a three-volume set spotlights the river ports of red, and Buffalo Bayou Landings, San Luis, Brazos, ports of Jefferson, Houston, and Rio Grande rivers as well as landings on Caddo Lake, Galveston, and Freebooters. A needed addition to a little-known aspect of Texas history, the relationship of Texas to the sea.
Texas Forgotten Ports - Volume II #ad - Dan kilgore - noted Texas historian/author.