Houston: Past, Present & Progress
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Since its founding in 1836, the city of Houston rocketed from a modest, small town of twelve to a thriving metropolis at the center of incredible innovations in medicine, science, and space exploration. The rise of “Space City” has played a pivotal role in the economic prosperity and leadership of the Lone Star State at the national level. As the city has grown, the contributions of Houstonians have grown as well, leaving behind lasting legacies for historians to document and share.
As part of the release of the Handbook of Houston, TSHA is proud to offer Houston: Past, Present, and Progress. This eBook includes:
A full 128 pages focused on Houston’s civic leadership, business, immigration, society, law and order, and arts and culture.
The effect of Jesse Jones on city development and politics.
Biographies of other notable Houstonians who developed iconic businesses, universities, and landmarks.
Houston's advances in scientific research in space exploration and medicine.
Fifteen related articles from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Table of Contents
- Jesse Holman Jones
- Democratic National Convention of 1928
- Julia Bedford Ideson
- Felix Tijerina
- William Marsh Rice
- Star Bottling Works
- Joseph Wood Evans
- Institute for Immunological Disorders
- Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurants
- Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
- Bernard Sakowitz
- St. George Orthodox Christian Church
- Gustav Dresel
- Binz Building
- Tsunekichi Okasaki
- Vinegar Hill
- Domain Privee
- Henry Kessler
- Kezia Payne Depelchin
- The Hospital
- Margie Annette Hawkins Duty
- Percy Eugene Foreman
- Heman Marion Sweatt
- Hortense Sparks Ward
- Alexander Erichson
- Nina Eloise Whittington Vance
- Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine
- John Thomas Biggers
- Club Terpsicore
- June Fairfax Davis Arnold
- Southwestern Historical Quarterly Selected Articles