New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Donna Josey is Georgetown in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Economic forces lined up favorably for the small village of Georgetown as cattle, cotton and railroads combined to set off a boom in growth. Southwestern University, established here in 1873, further influenced the character of Georgetown. The wild cowboy town full of saloons and gambling halls soon developed great opportunities for education and business. Today the courthouse square from that earlier era is one of the most intact Victorian town squares in Texas.
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Saturday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hastings: 2200 S Interstate 35 Round Rock, TX
Saturday, May 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: 2701 Parker Rd. Round Rock, TX
Highlights of Georgetown:
• Includes photos taken by N.M. Wilcox and R.J. Stone
• Features the transformation of downtown during the Main Street Program and ongoing preservation efforts
• Explains Georgetown’s award-winning Parks and Recreation efforts to preserve natural areas
• Shows important individuals in Georgetown’s history, including John Berry, F.A. Mood, Dan Moody, and Jessie Daniel Ames
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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