The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Sherman from local author Linda Ashby. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
Sherman was founded in 1846, but because of a lack of wood and water, the town moved east to its present location in 1848. The county seat of Grayson County, Sherman was named for Gen. Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Texas Revolution. From the beginning Sherman was known as an educational center and was nicknamed "The Athens of Texas." The home of Kidd-Key Conservatory of Music, Mary Nash College, North Texas Male and Female Academy, Carr-Burdette College and today the prestigious Austin College, Sherman has long been an educational mecca.
Sherman was incorporated in 1858. The same year the Butterfield-Overland Stage arrived. The stage line was the first mail route west of the Mississippi and covered a distance of 2,795 miles from St. Louis to San Francisco. As Sherman progressed industry became a mainstay of the community which continues to thrive today through companies such as Texas Instruments, GlobiTech, Sunny Delight, Progress Rail, Tyson Foods, Fisher Controls, Kaiser Aluminum and CertainTeed Corporation.
Highlights of Sherman include:
• The Birth of Commerce
• A Town Becomes a City
• The Passage of Time
• The Athens of Texas
• Industry Moves to Town
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