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By Philip Haythornthwaite, Paul Hannon

ISBN-10: 0850456843

ISBN-13: 9780850456844

In 1823 Texas used to be opened to American payment; over the following 12 years millions took benefit of the chance. in this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to energy. a bent and ruthless baby-kisser, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless won a degree of renowned aid and set approximately destroying federalism. clash with the yankee settlers ('Texians') grew to become inevitable, a clash which integrated the mythical conflict of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the tale of the struggle of Texan Independence in a quantity sponsored by means of a wealth of illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Paul Hannon

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When we encamped I ascended one of the highest hills of sand and with my glass could discover a large river flowing nearly north by west and south by east through the plain which came out of the third chain of mountains. . The prairie between . . bore nearly north and south. The sand hills extended up and down at the foot of the White Mountains . . and appeared to be about flve miles in width. Their appearance was exactly that of the sea in a storm, except as to color, not the least sign of vegetation existing thereon.

The party entered the area by way of the Rio Chama, the route that became Page 27 known as the Spanish Trail. They returned along the Gunnison, across Cochetopa Pass, and down through the San Luis Valley. Increasingly, however, Indian hostilities commanded Spanish attention. In 1768, to protect Pueblo and Spanish settlements at Ojo Caliente from raids, Governor Mendinueta ordered a fort built on top of San Antonio Mountain, where a wide expanse to the north and east could be watched. 13 For the next few years depredations still continued.

The new cover art is the work of Fred Haberlein, who grew up in the San Luis Valley and who brings an extra measure of affection to this painting and to his murals that grace the valley. Page 2 Following the course of the Rio Grande, thousands of birds, including these sandhill cranes,migrate through the San Luis Valley each spring and autumn. Page 3 Chapter I ''A Most Beautiful Inland Prospect'' After a bad day's march, through snow some places three feet deep, we struck on a brook which led west, which I followed down and shortly came to a small run, running west.

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