It's not always easy to find books written by local authors or books with a regional theme in local stores. For the fourth year, the White Mountains Roundup is presenting a local authors' book signing and sale, as well as books and CDs by the cowboy poets who are performing this weekend.
The Book Signing and Sale takes place July 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Show Low Intermediate School Multipurpose Room. The book signing room is just down the hall from Steve Taylor's Western Art Invitational.
This year's featured book is a brand new publication about Show Low from Arcadia Publishing. It is well illustrated with more than 200 vintage photos of Show Low people and places.
The book was written by two authors who know what they are writing about. Jani Huso was born and raised in Show Low. She provides a personal touch to the book.
Co-author Catherine Ellis is best known for her other Arcadia history books on local towns. As a bonus, there is a foreword by Gordon Kearl of the Show Low Historical Society.
"Show Low" is 128 pages, soft cover and sells for approximately $22. It is part of the "Images of America" series.
Highlights of "Show Low" include Mormon settlement, Apache people, sawmills, logging, hunting and fishing, rodeos and ranching.
The book also has photos of the completion of US 60 through the Salt River Canyon in the 1930s that finally provided reliable access from the White Mountains to the Salt River Valley. The book is available at area bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers, through Arcadia Publishing at 1-888-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com. It is also for sale at the Show Low Historical Society Museum.
Other authors expected at the book signing are: Miles Gilbert, "Bison Slaughter"; Gary Holdcroft, "Walking Through the Ashes"; Carol Pennington, "High Altitude Cooking"; Gene Luptak, "Top O' the Pines" and "Fish Catches Man"; Mary Stuever, "The Forester's Log"; Steve Taylor, "Time Was...!" and Jo Jeffers, "Ranch Wife."