Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Midlothian by Karen Kay Esberger

The springs that initially attracted settlers to this area sprang from thick deposits of Balcones Escarpment limestone. The springs gave rise to Waxahachie Creek, and many settlers chose land near its headwaters to form the village of Midlothian. The black soil proved excellent for growing cotton, corn, wheat, oats, rye, and barley. When the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad came through in 1883, Midlothian was born. The town was incorporated in 1888, two years after the Houston and Texas Central Railroad reached town. Many settlers were experienced cotton growers, and gins were built alongside the railroads to process and ship the cotton. Farm animals normally kept for family use became more numerous, and several beef and dairy operations developed. Many servicemen returning from World War II, however, chose to commute to the metroplex for various jobs, decreasing the number of farmers. Soon thereafter, major corporations realized that the limestone was perfect for making cement and began operations here. Midlothian is liberally illustrated with historically rich photographs chronicling the development of this industrious region.

Buy Midlothian by Karen Kay Esberger from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738558752
ISBN-10: 0738558753
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Midlothian by Karen Kay Esberger

Book Reviews - Midlothian by Karen Kay Esberger

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Midlothian book by Karen Kay Esberger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Karen Kay Esberger

Midlothian by Karen Kay Esberger
Paperback, September 2010