Large, heavy book with dark green covers and gold stamped title. Boards in very good shape. Binding tight. Pages clean and free of markings. Edge of pages slightly dirty. 562 pp. Book has excellent photographs, biographies, and history of Wise County, Texas. Would be a great book for geneology work. If mailed priority mail , shipping costs will be greater. If you have any questions, contact the store via email or call. We can even check on names if you like. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The History of Wise County Texas, including: county facts and figures, courthouses, churches, fire departments, life with the Comanche Indians, schools, communities and towns, cemeteries, maps and plats, (this section through page 182) plus extensive family histories and photographs, (pages 192-513).
Almost seventy years ago, Mr. Cliff D. Cater published the "Pioneer History of Wise County," and it is still one of the best county histories we have had the pleasure to study. We shall not try to compete with Mr. Cater, we only hope this book will add to his with many of the bits of history he did not have room to print, some he did not have access to, and perhaps bring his somewhat up to-date. Wise County in 1975, is a far cry from the pioneer atmosphere prevailing when Mr. Cates wrote his book. Horses are used more for pleasure than utility, and the ladies nearly all wear pants-- no self-respecting lady would have thought of such a thing in 1907! You will note the lack of stories of the businesses in Wise County, it is hoped there will be a Volume II, as there is just not room for everything we have in this publication.
We are grateful to the descendants of Bianca Babb for giving consent to use her unpublished story; to Mrs. Sue Jean Cocanougher for the use of her Decatur Baptist College History; to Mrs. Peggy Logan for her lovely sketches; to Mrs. Etta Pegues for the use of her poetry; to Vesta Watson and Edith Hanna for their help in compiling the family histories, and to the other members of the Survey Committee for their help and support.
Title: History of Wise County: A Link with the Past...
Publisher: Nortex Press
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Nortex Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Second Printing. Dark Green Leatherette Hardcove, Gilt Lettering, Map End Papers, History of Wise County, It's Churches, Schools, Communities, including Decatur and Bridgeport, Family Histories, Photos, Cemeteries, Map, 515 pp. + Corrections and Additions for Second Printing bound in at rear. Book has noticeable edge wear, signs of thumbing to fore edge and also several faint splatter marks to fore edge of the text block - a tight copy with nice internal text. Additional corrections sheet laid in, somewhat ragged at edges. Seller Inventory # 010758
Book Description Nortex Press, 1975. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0890150761-2-4
Book Description Nortex Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. First edition. Volume 1. Green cloth hardcover. Book askew with rubbing to gilt title on cover. Corners and spine edges are rubbed. Pages lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Cloth split along the spine on front and back cover.Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Seller Inventory # b1-5-1802
Book Description Nortex Press, 1975. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0890150761_4
Book Description Nortex Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020890150761