Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War

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Louisiana's Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Early in its history, the region developed a reputation as a harsh frontier where grit and tenacity became indispensable tools of survival. During the Louisiana Purchase, bureaucrats from both Spain and the United States squabbled over the exact boundary line between the two rival powers. Both governments removed militia from the contested land to avoid war. Intensifying its reputation, the region ...

Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War 2010, University of North Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781574412888

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