Carthage, Texas (Images of America Series)

Carthage, Texas (Images of America Series)

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by Bill O'Neal
     
 

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Founded in a pine forest on the East Texas frontier, Carthage assumed the name of one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Although Carthage, Texas, did not become a bustling metropolis, the community has enjoyed a long history as the type of stable town that forms the backbone of America. For more than a century and a half, residents have played roles--at…  See more details below

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Founded in a pine forest on the East Texas frontier, Carthage assumed the name of one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Although Carthage, Texas, did not become a bustling metropolis, the community has enjoyed a long history as the type of stable town that forms the backbone of America. For more than a century and a half, residents have played roles--at times prominently--in the historical and cultural life of Texas and the nation. Carthage has produced decorated war heroes, internationally famous country music stars, a noted American historian, and a groundbreaking political figure. As the home of Tex Ritter, Gentleman Jim Reeves, Linda Davis, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, the community has become a country music mainstay. Beyond its celebrities, however, Carthage has most importantly produced generation after generation of patriotic and hard-working men and women.

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Title: Another book on the way

Author:Gina Duwe

Publisher: Gaxette Xtra

Date: 11/24/09

Evansville will be at the center of another book authored by local historian Ruth Ann Montgomery and John Ehle.

This fall, Montgomery had her book "Evansville" published by Arcadia Publishing in its series "Images of America." Now, she's teaming up with Ehle for another book in Arcadia's series call "Then and Now," featuring current and past photos of houses, businesses and street scenes. Ehle, an Evansville native who's been doing several veterans projects in town, has taken all of the "now" photos for the book. Montgomery will be scanning in the "then" photos and writing the text for the book.

The book likely will be for sale late summer/early fall next year.

Many of the photos that Ehle did were taken from the same angle as a 1900 publication, "Glimpses of Evansville," Montgomery said. Other "then" photographs will come from postcards and early photographs.

Evansville will be the first Wisconsin community in the "Then and Now" series, publishers told Montgomery.

Title: O'Neal writes book on local history

Author: Codi Cowden

Publisher: The Pony Express

Date: 11/11/2009

Local historian publishes Carthage, a collection of photos and stories about the history and evolution of "the best small town in Texas."

Bill O'Neal, history professor at Panola College, has recently published Carthage. It is the latest volume in the popular Images of America series. He has made Carthage his home since 1970 and was the 1988 Panola County Citizen of the Year. He is also the author of more than 30 books and was selected as True West Magazine's "Best Living Non-Fiction Writer, 2007."

His account of The Johnson County War was voted Book of the Year in 2005 by the National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History. O'Neal has appeared on TV documentaries on TBS, The History Channel, TNT, The Discovery Channel, and A&E. He is a past president and fellow of the East Texas Historical Association.

O'Neal has spent most of his career teaching Texas History at Panola. After retiring from Panola, O'Neal has returned as an adjunct professor. O'Neal's book Carthage is filled with photos from archives of Panola County Historical Society, Carthage schools and many private citizens. It covers the evolution of sports in Carthage, as well as local celebrities.

Carthage is available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)313-2665. Price:$21.99

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738571126
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Bill O'Neal has taught history at Panola College in Carthage since 1970. He is the author of more than 30 books, and in 2007 was selected as True West Magazine's best living nonfiction writer.

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