New from Arcadia Publishing and local author, Bill O’Neal, is Carthage, the latest volume in the popular Images of America series.
Founded in a pine forest on the East Texas frontier, Carthage assumed the name of one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Although Carthage, Texas, did not become a bustling metropolis, the community has enjoyed a long history as the type of stable town that forms the backbone of America. For more than a century and a half, residents have played roles—at times prominently—in the historical and cultural life of Texas and the nation. Carthage has produced decorated war heroes, internationally famous country music stars, a noted American historian, and a groundbreaking political figure. As the home of Tex Ritter, Gentleman Jim Reeves, Linda Davis, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, the community has become a country music mainstay. Beyond its celebrities, however, Carthage has most importantly produced generation after generation of patriotic and hard-working men and women.
Highlights of Carthage:
• Contains photos from the archives of the Panola County Historical Society, Carthage Schools and many private citizens.
• Includes a chapter on the Texas Country Music Hall of fame.
• Chronicles the evolution of sports in Carthage.
• Features local celebrities including Margie Neal, the first female elected to the Texas Senate.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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