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texas forts & the last indian wars

Texas Forts & The Last Indian Wars

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Color, Length 29 minutes

On the Western frontier of Texas, a series of forts were built to protect American and European settlers from the nomadic Indian tribes of the Great Plains. These outpost brought civilization to the land. This conflict lasted for over sixty years as the settlers moved farther west. The Indians fought back to keep their native land and preserve their culture in the Last Indian Wars of our nation.

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The Texas Cattle Empire

Texas Cattle Empire

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Color, Length 25 minutes

From the days of Spanish explorers and missions, cattle have played a part in Texas history.  Follow the story of the Texas Longhorn from the Plains of South Texas up the long drive trails, to the modern Texas Cattle Empire.

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Settlement of the Texas Plains

Settlement of the Texas Plains

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Color, Length 34 minutes

The settlement of the Texas Plains required a new way of life and new tools. Windmills, barbed wire, and the blue steel plow had to be invented and railroad lines had to tie the frontier to eastern cities. Finally, a new method of farming had to be developed for the dry climate. Only then could the Plains be conquered.

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The Texas Oil Empire

The Texas Oil Empire

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Color, Length 29 minutes

From Native Americans to Spanish explorers to early Anglo Americans, oil seeps were a curiosity.   But in the late 1800’s the first wells were drilled in Texas and by the turn of the century the world’s largest oil field was discovered at Spindletop. Oil discoveries  supported the state economy through the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, helped defend our nation through two world wars and served as the backbone of the state’s growth as an international industrial giant.  Learn the story of oil discoveries, boom towns and the people of the Texas Oil Empire.

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texas exonomy jobs geography

Texas Economy: Jobs & Geography

DVD - $34.95
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Color, Length 11 minutes

Texas is an industrial giant with local, state, national, and international markets. Travel across Texas to learn how even our modern industries are still closely tied to the geography of our state through climate, natural resources and location.

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