Lumber became a large part of the port's exports with merchandise as its chief import the Houston Post was established in 1880 the Houston Chronicle followed on August 23 of that year Former U S President Ulysses Grant came to Houston to celebrate the opening of the Union Station which had rail links with New Orleans Fifth Ward residents threatened to secede from Houston because they felt they already had been separated an iron drawbridge built in 1883 pacified them and they did not secede in 1887 the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word established a hospital that would become St Joseph Hospital. 2.1 Gonzales The Astrodome was designed by architects Hermon Lloyd & W B Morgan and Wilson Morris Crain and Anderson (Morris Architects) Structural engineering and structural design was performed by Walter P Moore Engineers and Consultants of Houston Credit for the design work on the dome roof structural goes to Dr G.R Kiewitt and Mr Louis O Bass of Roof Structures Inc it was constructed by H A Lott Inc for Harris County it stands 18 stories tall covering 9.5 acres (3.8 ha) the dome is 710 feet (220 m) in diameter and the ceiling is 208 feet (63 m) above the playing surface which itself sits 25 feet (7.6 m) below street level.
! . . A reproduction of the original Come and take it flag which flew during the battle of Gonzales. . U.S Decennial Census 7.4 Tejano The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region of North America now known as Texas in 1519 who found the region occupied by numerous Native American tribes the Native Americans' ancestors had been there for more than 10,000 years as evidenced by the discovery of the remains of prehistoric Leanderthal Lady During the period of recorded history from A.D 1519 to 1848 all or parts of Texas were claimed by five countries: France Spain Mexico the Republic of Texas and the United States of America as well as the confederacy during the the civil war. Tens of thousands of new migrants streamed in from rural areas straining the city's housing supply and the city's ability to provide local transit and schools For the first time high-paying jobs went to large numbers of women blacks and Hispanics the city's African-American community emboldened by their newfound prosperity increased its agitation for civil rights; they backed and funded the legal case of Smith v Allwright (1944) in which the Supreme Court ruled against the latest version of the white primary in support of voting rights! .