Quotation by Administration in the State of Texa

During the Civil War the area became a refuge for service- dodging Texans, and gangs of bushwhackers, as they were called, hid in its fastnesses. Conscript details of the Confederate Army hunted the fugitives and occasional skirmishes resulted.
Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Texas: A Guide to the Lone Star State (The WPA Guide to Texas), p. 410, Hastings House (1940).

Describing East Texas's Big Thicket.
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