Whistle in the Piney Woods

Whistle in the Piney Woods

Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Texas Railway

eBook - 1998
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A sympathetic account of the founding of the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad by entrepreneur Paul Bremond. Emphasizes the railroad's relationship with the lumber industry and its role in the development of East Texas. Although there is some uncertainty, it appears to have been originally published in 1963 in Houston by the Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association. This edition includes a new introduction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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& M Univ

From its beginning in 1875, the Houston, East and West Texas Railway was Paul Bremond’s individualistic and personal enterprise. Many of the railroads in the country were built by local people of limited means and experience. Small independent companies, without significant financial resources and without affiliation with the large trunk lines, frequently sought to build into isolated rural areas, to open new sections to commercial opportunity, and to link inland towns with the larger port cities. Such a man was Paul Bremond, who built his railroad through the Piney Woods of East Texas and opened that region to the outside world.Whistle in the Piney Woods is the story of the railroad’s symbiotic relationship with the lumber industry and its role in the development of East Texas. The man and his railroad provide a significant case study of the development of short lines in the United States. The story is a worthy addition to the history of American railroads as well as to the history of the East Texas region.

Publisher: Denton, Tex. : East Texas Historical Association : University of North Texas Press, ©1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780585263168
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 128 pages) : illustrations, map


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