Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003

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Book describing the history of the Big Thicket region in southeast Texas and discussing the struggles during the 1960s and 1970s between conservationists and timber companies, which led to the establishment of the Texas Big Thicket National Preserve in 1974. Index starts on page 269.

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xii, 289 p. : col. ill., maps

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Cozine, James J., Jr. July 15, 2004.

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  • Main Title: Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003
  • Series Title: Temple Big Thicket series
  • Added Title: Number 4 in the Temple Big Thicket Series

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Book describing the history of the Big Thicket region in southeast Texas and discussing the struggles during the 1960s and 1970s between conservationists and timber companies, which led to the establishment of the Texas Big Thicket National Preserve in 1974. Index starts on page 269.

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xii, 289 p. : col. ill., maps

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Jacket text: 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. By the late nineteenth century, however, an assault on this wilderness by settlers, railroads, and timber companies began in earnest. By the 1920s, much of the wilderness had been destroyed. Spurred on by the continued destruction of the region, the Big Thicket Association (BTA) organized in 1964 to fight for its preservation. Arguing that the Big Thicket was a unique botanical region, the BTA and their supporters convinced President Gerald Ford to authorize an 84,550-acre Big Thicket National Preserve in 1974. Saving the Big Thicket is a classic account of the regions history and a play-by-play narrative of the prolonged fight for the Big Thicket Preserve. It is a clearly written case study of the conflict between economics and preservation, presenting each side with objectivity and fairness. Originally written by Cozine in 1976, it has been updated with a new afterword by Pete A. Y. Gunter.

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Cozine, James J., Jr. Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003, book, July 15, 2004; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc271392/: accessed February 18, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.