Midland, Texas (Images of America Series)

Midland, Texas (Images of America Series)

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by James Collett
     
 

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On the southern edge of the vast Llano Estacado, Midland began as a midpoint along the Texas and Pacific Railway. From its earliest days, entrepreneurs like the Scharbauers and Henry Halff built a city based upon their dreams. Land speculators, ranchers, farmers, financiers, oilmen, investors, and engineers each placed their own unique brands on Midland's

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On the southern edge of the vast Llano Estacado, Midland began as a midpoint along the Texas and Pacific Railway. From its earliest days, entrepreneurs like the Scharbauers and Henry Halff built a city based upon their dreams. Land speculators, ranchers, farmers, financiers, oilmen, investors, and engineers each placed their own unique brands on Midland's landscape. Over time, the community earned a variety of nicknames--Windmill Town, Land of the High Sky, and Tall City, among them. Although seemingly remote, Midland has regularly gained attention at the state, national, and even international level in areas as diverse as airplanes (Texas's first), cattle ranching, and as the home of George W. Bush. Midland's story is an American tale of a successful small city.

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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:
9780738578965
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
612,716
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


A native West Texan, author James Collett has researched and written on a wide range of regional topics, from frontier military history to colorful local figures. He holds a bachelor of arts from Angelo State University and a master of arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin. This book was constructed from images provided by the Midland Historical Museum, the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library, the Permian Historical Society Archival Collection, and local photographers.

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