Why did so many people leave Limestone County, Alabama and go to Van Zandt County, Texas in thr late 1800's?

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Alabama and Georgia Confederates left the devastated South for Texas, Arizona and California because the Yankee Army 1861-65 burned towns and plantations in the Civil War.Harsh Reconstruction measures taken by the North to punish the rebels made living there intolerable for many.
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