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By Jeff Littlejohn, Walker County Historical Commission

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Huntsville is without doubt one of the oldest and so much respected towns within the Lone celebrity State.

Founded within the mid-1830s as Texans gained their independence from Mexico, Huntsville turned the house of Sam Houston—the first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of the country. Nestled one of the lakes and timber of the japanese piney woods, Huntsville emerged as a necessary middle of schooling and justice within the past due nineteenth century.

Today the town continues to be a colourful, turning out to be neighborhood recognized for some of its greatest employers, together with Sam Houston nation collage and the Texas division of legal Justice.

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Long-distance trade also began in the Stone Age. When hunter-gatherers encountered other bands, they exchanged things they had made, such as blades and jewelry, as well as natural objects such as flint or seashells. Trade could move valuable objects great distances from their original region: for example, ocean shells worn as jewelry made their way inland, far from the sea, through repeated swaps from one group to another. Archaeological discoveries suggest that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers developed religious beliefs, a crucial factor in the evolution of human society; ancient peoples always saw religion as necessary for living a successful and just life.

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