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Jewish Community
Cotton Bales
Napoleon Wiess
Former Slave
Pioneer music
Strong Spell
Lucus Gusher
Aged Well
Cold War
Before Spindletop
Early Education
King Lumber
Wiess Brothers
Henry R. Green
Robert Kidd

Beaumont, Texas

bulletA Brief History of the Early Beaumont Jewish Community
bulletWilliam E. Rogers: Beaumont Steamboatman
bulletBig Business: Beaumont's Big Business
bulletCotton Bales: From Cotton Bales to Black Gold
bulletNapoleon Wiess: Steamboat Captain and Confederate Soldier
bulletOil industry in East Texas traces roots back to 1860s
bulletFormer slaveís death in 1889 attracted rare news coverage
bulletFires: Two area cities in late 1800s fought major fires together
bulletPioneer music in Beaumont contained lots of brass horns
bulletSchools: Schools in Beaumont trace to pre-Civil War
bulletStrong Spell: Strong Spell swam river ferrying lead steer of herd
bulletLucus Gusher: Lucas gusher fever affected so many folks, far and wide
bulletCorpse: Strange case about corpse still unsolved
bulletMarble Corpse: The Case of Beaumont's Missing Marble Corpse
bulletPre-boom Spindletop gave hints of its riches
bulletAged Well: Beaumont had two pioneers who aged well
bulletEmancipated men gave city so very much in early years
bulletCold War: Real cold war occurred here during 1890s
bulletPrank led to empty sleeve
bulletPlague: Spindle Top once isolated plague victims
bulletChristmas: Celebrations of Christmas in Beaumont change little
bulletBefore Spindletop: The Sawdust City of the 1880's
bulletDoctors: Early Southeast Texas "Docs" were Medical Men of Iron
bulletEarly Education: Frontier Schools Provided the City's Leaders of the Future
bulletKing Lumber: Godparent of Beaumont
bulletEntertainment: A Brief History of Pioneer Entertainment in Beaumont, Texas
bulletPatriotism: Town Re-entered Union July 4, 1896
bulletMail: When Southeast Texas Mail Had 4 Feet: Beaumont's Frontier Postal System
bulletWiess Brothers: Business Leaders of Early Beaumont (History of the Reliance Lumber Co.)
bulletHenry R. Green: Fake Obituary Identified Beaumont's Early School Teacher-Historian
bulletRobert Kidd: Aged 116 Years and Proof that Life Begins at Sixty
bulletSpindletop: Daily Diary from the Pages of the Galveston Daily News

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