Well folks--here I go, I'm here for the first time, and let me explain--Everyone knows of the West--Or do we! So--I think it would be a great exercise in originality to establish its start! Lets take Texas--Now Texas is a very large State, Full of many happenings, Books have been written on Texas, But what was its beginnings, where did it fit into the Civil War. Was it's formation after its departing the Mexican Governments original holdings. Was its independence established after the Alamo! How did it fare after the Reconstruction Period and was the same thought's brought to bare with the neighboring States! So thats my question or questions now then; What Say You?