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Abstracts from the Northern Standard and The Red River District [Texas]: August 20, 1842-August 19, 1848

By: Richard B. Marrin and Lorna Geer Sheppard

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: M3567

ISBN: 0788435671

Condition: 364 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 364 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This pioneer press covered northeastern Texas, a vast region whose population increased dramatically after Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836. The authors first draw a lively historical sketch of the area before presenting the newspaper abstracts in chronological order. Genealogical information abounds in the marriages, political and election news, advertisements, strays, administration of estates, court news, agricultural news, runaway slaves, land for sale, lost headright certificates, letters left at the post office, temperance meetings, church news, fraternal organizations news, ri... View more info

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Abstracts from the Clarksville Standard (Formerly the Northern Standard): Volume 5: 1855-1856

By: Richard B. Marrin and Lorna Geer Sheppard

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2009

Seller ID: M4912

ISBN: 0788449125

Condition: 268 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 268 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


268 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 268 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Paradise of Texas, volume 1: Clarksville and Red River County, 1846-1860

By: Richard B. Marrin and Lorna Geer Sheppard

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: M4241

ISBN: 0788442414

Condition: 322 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 322 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The material set forth in this two-volume series is from The Northern Standard, a weekly newspaper published in Clarksville, a small town in the northeastern corner of Texas. Founded in 1842 by Charles DeMorse, a New York lawyer and veteran of the Texas Revolution, the paper was published under his editorship for forty-six years. The paper grew to become the second largest in circulation in Texas and DeMorse himself was hailed as the Father of Texas Journalism. Clarksville had been settled only a decade before the newspaper but it was prospering. DeMorse reported first-hand on the town’... View more info

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Abstracts from the Clarksville Standard (Formerly the Northern Standard): Volume 4: 1854-1855

By: Richard B. Marrin and Lorna Geer Sheppard

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: M4637

ISBN: 0788446371

Condition: 304 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 304 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The Northern Standard, later renamed The Clarksville Standard, was a weekly newspaper first published in 1842 by Charles DeMorse in Clarksville, a small town in the northeastern corner of the Republic of Texas. The paper grew to become the second largest in circulation in Texas and DeMorse was hailed as the Father of Texas Journalism. In 1854 and 1855, Texas was still "growing up." The Standard was more than a country newspaper. It published national and international news received from "exchange papers" from other parts of Texas, the Eastern seaboard, and even Europe. A myriad... View more info

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Abstracts from the Northern Standard and The Red River District [Texas]: August 26, 1848-December 20, 1851

By: Richard B. Marrin and Lorna Geer Sheppard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: M4454

ISBN: 0788444549

Condition: 428 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 428 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


428 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 428 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info