Big Thicket Region

The Big Thicket region today bears small resemblance to the vast pine and mixed hardwood forests or the lowland cypress brakes and dense thickets confronting early settlers. Many of these pioneers headed their wagons along El Camino ...

Big Thicket Region

Big Thicket Region

The Big Thicket region is centered in Hardin County but includes land in Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Liberty, Orange, and Jefferson Counties as well. Changes to the dense forests of the thicket began with pioneers who first cleared land for family farms and communities. Economic pressure on the forests occurred as steam engines rode iron rails through vast stands of yellow pine and timber harvesting laid waste in a "cut and get out" sawmilling method. The oil boom also resulted in enormous changes as town populations doubled almost overnight. In 1936, R.E. Jackson, a conductor on the Santa Fe Railway, formed the first organization with the goal of protecting the thicket. Later individuals continued the fight, and in 1974, the United States Congress authorized the Big Thicket National Preserve. The preserve, with its 112,500 acres in nine land units and six water corridors, now protects the remnants of a biological crossroads that once covered more than three million acres.

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Big Thicket Region
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Renée Hart Wells
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-24 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

The Big Thicket region is centered in Hardin County but includes land in Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Liberty, Orange, and Jefferson Counties as well. Changes to the dense forests of the thicket began with pioneers who first cleared land for family farms and communities. Economic pressure on the forests occurred
Saving the Big Thicket
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: James Cozine
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University of North Texas Press

The Big Thicket of East Texas, which at one time covered over two million acres, served as a barrier to civilizations throughout most of historic times. This text is a classic account of the region's history and a play-by-play narrative of the prolonged fight for the Big Thicket Preserve.
The Big Thicket
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Pete Addison Y. Gunter
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: University of North Texas Press

When a bill creating the Big Thicket National Preserve was signed into law, it climaxed more than half a century of environmental debate, planning and destruction. The preserve opened new vistas for recreation. In this revised and updated version, Gunter not only describes the history and rich diversity of the
Proposed Big Thicket National Reserve, Texas
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Interior and Insular Affairs
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

Books about Proposed Big Thicket National Reserve, Texas
Big Thicket National Park
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher:

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