Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Houston during the Civil War

I've put a link to a file on my personal Web site that briefly summarizes how Houston fared during the Civil War.

The one-page document, which comes from a city directory published just after the war, doesn't go into much detail. In essence, it says the city was doing pretty well until the war started. Once fighting began, Houston didn't suffer as much as other Southern cities, but much of the city's growth was stunted. As the war came to a close, residents seemed eager to resume development.


A few days back, BCH logged its 10,000th visit. Since I've returned to Houston, site visits have increased month after month. Not bad for a little blog detailing Houston's past! Thanks to everyone who keeps checking in. Your comments/suggestions are always welcome.


In other news, expect some changes around here early next month. Watch this space.

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At 11:28 AM, Blogger txrunnergirl said...

Very interesting!

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Where do you find all this stuff?

At 11:07 AM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Jason: Newspaper archives, other resources (books, online).

At 11:16 PM, Blogger SpaceCitySlicker said...

Houston is the "Space City" not the bayou city. Bayou city is the dumbest dirtiest name out of any nicknamed city in america... Its emberassing and honestly it it has to stop because I was recently in San Francisco and they were talking about how houston is a fun city but the only thing they pointed out was the horrible nickname. I don't know how "bayou city" circulated so fast but houston is the SPACE CITY! Even hpd police cars and hpd police badges say Space City, USA on them so obiosly that says how real the nickname space city is... All I'm saying is nomatter what the name is it can't be the stupid "Bayou City"!

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, with the reputation SF has, your whining about their whinning?

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