Local historian publishes Carthage, a collection of photos and stories about the history and evolution of "the best small town in Texas."
Bill O'Neal, history professor at Panola College, has recently published Carthage. It is the latest volume in the popular Images of America series. He has made Carthage his home since 1970 and was the 1988 Panola County Citizen of the Year. He is also the author of more than 30 books and was selected as True West Magazine's "Best Living Non-Fiction Writer, 2007."
His account of The Johnson County War was voted Book of the Year in 2005 by the National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History. O'Neal has appeared on TV documentaries on TBS, The History Channel, TNT, The Discovery Channel, and A&E. He is a past president and fellow of the East Texas Historical Association.
O'Neal has spent most of his career teaching Texas History at Panola. After retiring from Panola, O'Neal has returned as an adjunct professor. O'Neal's book Carthage is filled with photos from archives of Panola County Historical Society, Carthage schools and many private citizens. It covers the evolution of sports in Carthage, as well as local celebrities.
Carthage is available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)313-2665. Price:$21.99