Thirty-One Years of Organized Work in Oklahoma,
Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana by
Church of the Brethren from 1891 to 1922
BRIEF SECULAR HISTORY OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA As has often been said, there is no state in the Union whose history presents such varied· and romantic scenes as does that of Texas. This alone would recommend it to the general reader and to the earnest student. * * These quotations are taken from a Texas History written by Miss Pennypacker and as she only attempts to picture the principal event we have a very meager idea of the history of that state if we stop with those quotations. These facts ought to inspire us to become better acquainted with the greatest things in the largest and most interesting state in the Union. Let these be the starting point of your historical knowledge of Texas. The State can be looked at in a general way by seeing it in the following way: a. Under the heading, Explorers; b. Its early settlers; c. Times of the Filibusters; d. The colonization; e. The days of Revolution; f. The Republic; g: The admission to Statehood and to the present. Since we will be unable to give much history of the State, we will only give those things that show development and especially those that have to do with the Educational and Relig!ous. The Political and the Economic would be interesting and no doubt helpful but the limits of this little book forbids us going into those fields.