Title: Another book on the way
Publisher: Gaxette Xtra
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
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