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Central Texas is an area as diverse culturally as it is geographically. Bordered by Hill Country in the west, green farmland in the east and Waco and New Braunfels in the north and south, this area has drawn settlers from around the globe for over two centuries, leaving their mark and their stories along the way. From a surprising story of nineteenth-century psych ops at Fort Mason and what really happened to Bevo, the UT longhorn, in 1920 to Mrs. Ross's Croghan Cobbler recipe and rumors of a Lone Star visit by old Abe himself, historian Mike Cox regales readers with over fifty stories about the fascinating people, history and places of middle Texas.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Mike Cox's family tree has deep Texas roots. He began his full-time newspaper career as a reporter for the San Angelo Standard-Times in 1967 and later worked for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Austin American-Statesman. After a twenty-year career in journalism, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety and served as its spokesman for fifteen years. He retired from the state in 2007, but in 2010 he retired from retirement and now works in the communications division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. An elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he is the author of twenty nonfiction books. In 2010, he received the West Texas Book and Music Festival's A.C. Greene Award for lifetime achievement. He lives in Fredericksburg in the Texas hill country.