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Early Texas, Beginnings to 1836

Growth and Development, 1836 to 1900

The 20th Century, 1900 to 1945

The 20th Century, 1945 to 1996

Biography Source Information

Biographies are reprinted from the Foundation for Women’s Resources (now Women’s Resources), Dallas, Texas. They originally appeared in "From Gutsy Mavericks to Quiet Heroes: True Tales of Texas Women," video study guide, Austin: The Foundation for Women's Resources, 1997. Death dates have been added where needed.