Download e-book for kindle: Lower Brazos River Canals (Images of America) by Lora-Marie Bernard

By Lora-Marie Bernard

ISBN-10: 1467132241

ISBN-13: 9781467132244

ISBN-10: 1531676839

ISBN-13: 9781531676834

groups have spent greater than a hundred years learning the robust Brazos River and its waterways. within the 1800s, Stephen F. Austin selected the Brazos River because the web site for the 1st Texas colony due to its significant water and fertile soil. inside seventy five years, a pumping station might bring in the way in which for crop administration. A sugar mill that used to be ultimately referred to as Imperial Sugar spurred group improvement. In 1903, John Miles Frost Jr. tapped the Brazos to extend the Cane and Rice Belt Irrigation approach whereas Houston newspapers envisioned the infrastructure wonder could swap the region's future--and it did. inside of a number of many years, the Texas agricultural empire brought on Louisiana to dub Texas farmers "the sugar and rice aristocracy." because the sunrise of the economic age begun, the Brazos River and its waterways all started delivering the Texas Gulf Coast industry.

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