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Port of Victoria by Charles D. Spurlin (paperback)

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 Port of Victoria
 by Charles D. Spurlin

 Port of Victoria tells the story of navigation on the Guadalupe River, and the ultimate construction of a man-made barge canal linking Calhoun and Victoria counties to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Furthermore, it is a story of visionary individuals who overcame a variety of obstacles to provide a brighter economic future for their communities. These far-sighted leaders epitomized what a lovable lady once advocated: "Those who do will find a way. Those who do not will find an excuse.”


About the author: Charles D. Spurlin is former chairman of the Victoria College Social Sciences Department and former director of the Texas and Local History Collection at the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library. He has served as president of the South Texas Historical Association, as president of the South Texas Social Studies Association, as chairman of the Victoria County Historical Commission, and as a member of the Texas State Historical Association Executive Council. He is the author or editor of numerous professional articles, book reviews, and books that include West of the Mississippi with Waller’s 13th Texas Cavalry Battalion, CSA, The Civil War Diary of Charles A. Leuschner, and Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War. Among his awards and honors are the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, Jefferson Davis Medal for Historical Achievement, Texas House of Representatives Certificate of Citation, Piper Professorship, and Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association. He is listed in Who’s Who of the South and Southwest and Personalities of America.

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