Regional Resources


Abernethy, Francis E., editor.  Tales from the Big Thicket.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966.

 Asbury, Ray.  The South Park Story 1891-1971 and the Founding of Lamar University 1923-1941.  Fort Worth: Evans Press, 1972. 

Ashford, Gerald.  Spanish Texas Yesterday and Today.  Austin: Jenkins, 1971. 

Beaumont: A Guide to the City and Its Environs.  Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas, Federal Writers’ Project, American Guide Series.  Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1938.

Block, W.T.  Cotton Bales, Keelboats, and Sternwheelers: A History of the Sabine River and Trinity River Cotton Trades, 1837-1900.  Woodville, TX: Dogwood Press, 1996. 

________________ East Texas Mill Towns and Ghost Towns.  Lufkin, TX: Best of East Texas Publishers, 1994. 

________________ A History of Jefferson County, Texas, from Wilderness to Reconstruction. Nederland, TX: Nederland Publishing Company, 1980. 

Boatright, Mody, and William Owens.  Tales from the Derrick Floor: A People’s History of the Oil Industry.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970.

Bolton, Herbert Eugene.  Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970. 

Bricker, Richard W.  Wooden Ships from Texas.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. 

Clark, James A., and Michel Halbouty.  Spindletop.  New York: Random House, 1952.

Davis, William C.  The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf.  Austin and New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2005. 

De Soto Chronicles, The: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto in North American in 1539-1543. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993.

Fairchild, Louis.  The Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from WWII Orange, Texas.  2nd ed.  Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2012. 

Fletcher, William A.  Rebel Private: Front and Rear: Memoirs of a Confederate Soldier.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954; New York: Dutton, 1995. 

Fornell, Earl W.  The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961. 

Gammel, H.P.N.  Gammel’s Laws of Texas, 1822-1897.  Austin: Gammel Book Company, 1898. 

Gray, William Fairfax.  From Virginia to Texas, 1835: Diary of Col. William F. Gray.  Houston: Gray, Dillaye & Company, Printers (Fletcher Young Publishing Co.), 1965. 

Jackson, Jim Bob.  They Pointed Them East First.  Jim Bob Jackson, 2004. 

James, Marquis.  The Texaco Story: The First Fifty Years, 1902-1952.  New York: The Texas Company, 1953.

Landrey, Wanda A., and Laura C. O’Toole.  Betting, Booze, and Brothels.  Austin: Eakin Press, 2006. 

Lanza, Michael L.  Agrarianism and Reconstruction Politics: The Southern Homestead Act.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. 

Larson, Erik.  Isaac’s Storm.  New York: Crown Publishers, 1999.

Larson, Henrietta M., and Kenneth Wiggins Porter.  A History of the Humble Oil and Refining Company.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959.

Lewis, Theodore H., editor.  Spanish Expeditions in the Southern United States, 1528-1543:Narrative of the Expedition of Hernando de Soto by the Gentleman of Elvas.  New York: Barnes & Noble, 1907.

Linsley, Judith Walker, and Ellen Walker Rienstra.  Beaumont: A Chronicle of Promise. Woodland Hills, California, Windsor Publications, 1982, 2nd edition, 1987.

Linsley, Judith Walker, Ellen Walker Rienstra, and Jo Ann Stiles.  Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901.  Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2002. 

Maxwell, Robert S., and Robert D. Baker.  Sawdust Empire: The Texas Lumber Industry, 1830-1940.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983. 

McKinley, Fred B., and Greg Riley.  Black Gold to Bluegrass: From the Oilfields of Texas to Spindletop Farm of Kentucky.  Austin: Eakin Press, 2006.

Olmsted, Frederick Law.  A Journey Through Texas.  New York: Dix, Edwards & Company, 1857.

Partlow, Miriam.  Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District.  Austin: Pemberton Press, Jenkins Publishing Co., 1974. 

Port Arthur. Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas. American Guide Series.  Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1940.

Pratt, John Stricklin.  The Road to Spindletop: Economic Changes in Texas, 1875-1901.  Dallas: SMU Press, 1955.

Rienstra, Ellen Walker, and Jo Ann Stiles.  The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty.  Austin: University of Texas Press, Tower Imprint, 2016. 

Robertson, Robert J.  Fair Ways: How Six Black Golfers Won Civil Rights in Beaumont, Texas. College Station: A&M Press, 2005. 

________________ Her Majesty’s Texans: The English Immigrants in Reconstruction Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998.

Seale, William.  Texas in Our Time.  Dallas: Hendrick-Long Publishing Company, 1972.

________________ Texas Riverman: The Life and Times of Captain Andrew Smyth.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966. 

Sterling, Ross S., and Ed Kilman, eds.  Ross Sterling, Texan: A Memoir by the Founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Rev. Don Carleton.  Austin: Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2007. 

Storey, John W., and Mary L. Kelley, eds.  Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History.  Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2008. 

Stratton, Florence.  The Story of Beaumont.  Houston: Hercules Printing and Book Company, no date. 

Thrall, Homer S.  A Pictorial History of Texas, from the Earliest Visits of European Adventurers, to A.D. 1883.  St. Louis, MO: N.D. Thompson, 1883. 

Walker, John H., and Gwendolyn Wingate.  Beaumont: A Pictorial History.  Virginia Beach: Donning Publishing Company, 1983.

Warner, Charles A.  Texas Oil and Gas since 1543.  Houston: Gulf Publishing Company, 1939.

Weinbaum, Eleanor Perlstein.  Shalom, America: The Perlstein Success Story.  San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1969. 

Wiggins, Melanie. They Made Their Own Law: Stories of Bolivar Peninsula.  Houston: Rice University Press, 1990.   

________________ Torpedoes in the Gulf: Galveston and the U-Boats, 1942-1943.  College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2005.

Williams, Howard C., editor.  Gateway to Texas: The History of Orange and Orange County. Orange, TX: Heritage House of Orange County Association, 1980.

________________ Picturing Orange: A Pictorial History of Orange County. Orange, TX: Heritage House of Orange County Association, 2000.

Woodhead, Ben.  Beaumonter at Large.  Ben Woodhead, 1968.

Archeology and Paleontology

McFaddin Beach

Arnold, J. Barto III and Thomas J. Oertling
1995 Upper Texas Coast Underwater Archaeological Reconnaissance Project: Galveston, Chambers, and Jefferson Counties. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 24(3):199-204.

Bever, Michael R. and David J. Meltzer 2007
Exploring Variation in Paleoindian Life Ways: The Third Revised Edition of the Texas Clovis Fluted Point Survey. Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society 78:65-99.

Driver, David
2004 Re: 30-Acre Wetland Creation Project, McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge Archeological Reconnaissance and Assessment, Jefferson County, Texas (MAC PN 04-85). Letter Report, Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc.

Hester, T. R., F. Asaro, F. Stross and B. Giauque
1992 On the Beach: Trace Element Analysis of an Obsidian Artifact from Site 41JF50 La Tierra 19(2):2-5.

Hester, Thomas R., Michael B. Collins, Dee Ann Story, Ellen S. Turner, Paul Tanner, Kenneth M. Brown, Larry D. Banks, Dennis Stanford, and Russell J. Long
1992 Paleoindian Archaeology at McFaddin Beach, Texas. Current Research in the Pleistocene 9: 20-22.

Long, Russell J.
1977 McFaddin Beach. The Patillo Higgins Series of Natural History and Anthropology No. 1, Spindletop Museum, Lamar University.
1986 Two Clovis Points From McFaddin Beach, Texas. Ohio Archaeologist 26(1):9.

Patterson, Leland W.
2000  Comments on a Study of McFaddin Beach Artifacts. La Tierra 27(4):15-19.

Pearson, Charles E., David B. Kelley, Richard A. Weinstein, and Sherwood M. Gagliano
1986 Archaeological Investigations on the Outer Continental Shelf: A Study Within the Sabine River Valley, Offshore Louisiana and Texas. Baton Rouge, Coastal Environments, Inc.

Pearson, Charles E., George J. Castille and Richard A. Weinstein
1982 Cultural Resources Survey of the Big Hill Storage Complex Pipeline, Nederland to the Gulf of Mexico Jefferson County, Texas. Baton Rouge, Coastal Environments, Inc.

Pearson, Charles E., and Richard A. Weinstein
1983 Cultural Resources Addendum Big Hill Storage Complex Pipeline, Nederland to the Gulf of Mexico Jefferson County, Texas. Baton Rouge, Coastal Environments, Inc.

Russell, Jeffrey D.
1975 Identification of Pleistocene Fossils From McFaddin Beach, Texas. Unpublished MS thesis, Lamar University.

Shelley, Steven D.
1981 Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed McMoran Exploration Company S/D Facility McFadden Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Jefferson County, Texas. New World Research, Inc., Report of Investigations 45.

Stright, Melanie J., Eileen M. Lear, and James F. Bennett
1999 Spatial Data Analysis of Artifacts Redeposited by Coastal Erosion: A Case Study of McFaddin Beach, Texas. US Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (2 volumes).

Tanner, Paul and Ellen S. Turner
1993 Two Bone Artifacts From McFaddin Beach. La Tierra 20(3):17-18.

Turner, Ellen S. and Paul Tanner
1994 The McFaddin Beach Site on the Upper Texas Coast. Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society 65:319-336.