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Spratt, John S.THE ROAD TO SPINDLETOP. Economic Change in Texas, 1875-1901. Dallas S M U 1955 1st. Cloth Near Fine Very Good D.j. (chipped, missing pieces on top edge), 337 pp., illus., index. Basic Tx. Bks #196-a scholarly study of farming, ranching, and industry in Texas after recovery from from the devastating years of Reconstruction and before the discovery of oil at Spindletop. Nicely INSCRIBED on fly. Price:
Spratt, John S., Sr. Edited By Harwood Hinton.THURBER, TEXAS. The Life & Death of a Company Coal Town. Austin U. Of Tx. 1986 1st. Cloth Fine Fine D.j., 138 pp. + 14 pp. of photos, index. Note on endpaper--"1st copy-" followed by several lines of corrections & SIGNED by Spratt, who lived & worked in Thurber located, in northern Erath county. It began in the late 1880's as coal mines operated by the Texas & Pacific Coal Company to feed the Texas & Pacific Railroad and lasted for about 30 years. Unique copy. Price:
Spratt, John S., Sr.THURBER, TEXAS. The Life & Death of a Company Coal Town. Austin U. Of Tx. 1986 1st. Cloth Fine Fine D.j., 138 pp. + 14 pp. of photos, index. Thurber, a company coal town in northern Erath county, was established in the late 1880's as the mines were opened by the Texas & Pacific Coal Company to feed the railroad and lasted for about 30 years. Price: