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Midland, Texas (Postcard History Series)

Midland, Texas (Postcard History Series)

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by James Collett, Doug Page
     
 

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Midland was a young farming and ranching community on the southern edge of the Llano Estacado when the real-photo postcard era began near the opening of the 20th century. Businesses, residents, and promoters embraced this new technology to produce images capturing Midland's unusual rural-and-cosmopolitan mix. As postcards changed to linen and chrome, Midland also

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Midland was a young farming and ranching community on the southern edge of the Llano Estacado when the real-photo postcard era began near the opening of the 20th century. Businesses, residents, and promoters embraced this new technology to produce images capturing Midland's unusual rural-and-cosmopolitan mix. As postcards changed to linen and chrome, Midland also underwent dramatic changes. The city on the plains worked hard to become an indispensable part of the vast 1920s Permian Basin oil industry. In post-World War II years, Midland grew into an urban center of West Texas, positioned strategically at the midpoint of Interstate 20's path from Fort Worth to El Paso.

Editorial Reviews

There is nothing middling about the appeal of Midland, Texas. This city of 100,000 boasts not only a skyscraper skyline and a thriving business community, but also a busy downtown and an active cultural scene. This Images of America chronicles the history of the community in more than 120 pages of memorable archival photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467134460
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/18/2016
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,106,316
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Historian James Collett has partnered with Doug Page, longtime Midland resident and collector of vintage Midland postcards, to create a multifaceted view of key eras in Midland's history. These vintage images from their collections and the Midland County Historical Museum archives preserve a unique look at yesterday's Midlanders.

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