Beaumont: A Pictorial History

By: John H. Walker and Gwendolyn Wingate

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AA1 - A 3rd printinghardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, some chipping on the cover edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. From the Attakapas Indians to rice farmers, cattle ranchers, and lumber barons, from world-famous athletes and performers to giants of the petrochemical industry, the citizens of Baeumont, Texas, have a fascinating and varied history. In Beaumont: A Pictorial History, their heritage is beautifully portrayed in more than 300 carefully selected, captioned photographs, many of them rare, previously unpublished views. 11.5"x9", 238 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, in the United States,[5] within the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Beaumont was founded as a town in 1835. The pioneer settlement had an economy based on the development of lumber, farming, and port industries. In 1892, Joseph Eloi Broussard opened the first commercially successful rice mill in the state, stimulating development of rice farming in the area; he also started an irrigation company (since 1933 established as the Lower Neches Valley Authority) to support rice culture. Rice became an important commodity crop in Texas, and is now cultivated in 23 counties. A big change occurred in 1901 with the Spindletop gusher, which demonstrated that a huge oil field lay underneath and adjacent to the city. With Spindletop, several energy companies developed in Beaumont, and some continue. The area rapidly developed as one of the major petro-chemical refining areas in the country. Along with Port Arthur and Orange, Beaumont forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Title: Beaumont: A Pictorial History

Author: John H. Walker and Gwendolyn Wingate

Categories: Texas, History: U.S., History,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Virginia Beach, Virginia, The Donning Company Publishers: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Remainder

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Book ID: ec52233