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Friday, June 10, 2011

New Book on History of Guthrie and Logan County by Glen V. McIntyre

I wanted to get out this information sooner but I had trouble copying the information from my computer to my blog.  I think I have too many security issues on my computer.  Anyway I typed all the information below from the Arcadia Publishing's press release:

New Book Celebrates History of Guthrie and Logan County
Author hopes residents appreciates significance of local history.

Guthrie and Logan County, a new pictorial history book covering more than 100 years of rich history will be released May 23, 2011.

The book contains vintage images and captions that tell the story of political and cultural development. It provides a nostalgic walk down memory lane for the past and current residents of Logan County and a fascinating lesson in Oklahoma history for everyone else.

“I wanted to show how Guthrie and the other towns in Logan County eveloped,” says author Glen V. McIntyre, a historian with deep family ties to the Guthrie and Logan County area. “I hope people will understand how important it is that their images not be forgotten, even if sometimes their names are.”

In the late 1800s, Guthrie attracted architects who built impressive buildings, businessmen and farmers who hoped to make a new life, and a variety of other characters wanting to make a new home. While Guthrie was the most important town, others thrived as well: Marshall (home of Angie Debo, an important Oklahoma historian), Langston (home of Oklahoma’s first black university), Mullhall, Orlando, Crescent, Meridian, and as well as many towns that did not survive.

Guthrie and Logan County will be available May 23, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers and through Arcadia Publishing at (888)313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

On a personal note, I can't wait to read this book.  I will be visiting with the author Mr. McIntyre soon and hope to have his interview posted next week.   Here is more on Mr. McIntyre, what an accomplished man:

Have a great a weekend.
Territory Mom

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