By Jacques D. Bagur

Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port on the entryway to western markets from the purple River, Jefferson was once a thriving heart of exchange until eventually the steamboat site visitors dried up within the 1870s. in the course of its heyday, the city monopolized the delivery of cotton from all issues west for a hundred and fifty miles. Jefferson used to be the unofficial capital of East Texas, however it was once additionally standard of increase cities in general.

For this topical exam of a frontier city, Bagur attracts from many govt files, but additionally from newspaper advertisements and plats. those resources supply intimate info of the lives of the early voters of Jefferson, Texas. Their tale is of curiosity to either neighborhood and kingdom historians in addition to to the various readers attracted to shooting the flavour of lifestyles in old-time East Texas.

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