Item #12379 Ghost Towns of Texas. T. Lindsay Baker.

Ghost Towns of Texas

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986.

Paperback. 11" X 8 1/2". ix, 168pp. Mild rubbing, toning, and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Light toning to edges of text block. Erased penciled notation at front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

"The indefatigable T. Lindsay Baker has now turned his enormous mental and physical energies to the subject and has brought to view - if not to life -eighty-six Texas ghost towns for the reader's pleasure. Baker lists three criteria for inclusion: tangible remains, public access, and statewide coverage. In each case Baker comments about the town's founding, its former significance, and the reasons for its decline. There are maps and instructions for reaching each site and numerous photographs showing the past and present status of each. The contemporary photos were taken, in most instances, by Baker himself, who proves as adept a photographer as he is researcher and writer....Baker has done his work thoroughly and well, within limits imposed by necessity. He obviously had fun in the process and it shows in his prose."---New Mexico Historical Review. Good +. Item #12379
ISBN: 0806121890

Price: $15.00

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