- A Typical Monday for Mary Austin Holley
February 26, 1838 TERRITORY, Territory Arts/Leisure, Education, Slavery, Women
In her diary Mary Austin Holley jotted down the events of her afternoon with friends. She enjoyed pleasant conversation as well as the beautiful surroundings. She made note of the impressive collection of books, and in particular the various curiosities displayed throughout the parlor. Holley's friends, Mr. and Mrs. Wharton, boasted all sorts of fascinating relics, once owned by famous figures in Mexican...
- A Brush with Cannibals
June 12, 1837 to June 13, 1837 TERRITORY, Territory Government, Law, Migration/Transportation, Native-Americans, Race-Relations, Women
The trek by wagon train to Texas was one fraught with danger. Trail roads were rough, there were high rivers to cross, diseases to contend with, and of course the possibility of meeting up with Indians. Mary Maverick was making such a journey in the summer of 1837. She was traveling by wagon train from her home in Alabama to the new land of Texas. One day when her party was moving camp, 17 Tonkawa...