Hometown Memories Publishing is saving a big slice of local history in a book titled A Living History of The Texas Hill Country, Morning Chores and Soda Fountains. The hardcover coffee table book will contain tales of bygone years from Texans who actually lived them.
The Texas Hill Country book will be hard bound and coffee table sized (8 ½ by 11 inches) with over 250 pages and hundreds of old photographs. Each copy will be library quality, manufactured to last for centuries. The Texans who appear in this book are from all walks of life.
Todd Blair, Publisher at Hometown Memories, says “We are delighted that nearly 200 folks shared their memories and pictures for the book. The memories in this book are an extremely valuable part of the region’s history and heritage and we are grateful for the opportunity to save and share them.
Like our previous books, its purpose is to preserve the spirit and character of a time that will never be seen again. It will tell future generations what life was really like back in the good old days in the Texas Hill Country.”
Hometown Memories includes a contest for the best stories and for the book’s cover photo. Blair continues, “With so many submissions, it was very hard to choose the prizewinners. All of the stories and pictures are wonderful in their own way, but the cash winners we chose are: Peter Writer of New Braunfels, TX; Beverly White of New Braunfels, TX; Weldon Baker of Kerrville, TX; and Bob Lee of Fredericksburg, TX. We would also like to give honorable mention to the contributions from Judy Maersch of New Braunfels, TX and Austin Barber of New Braunfels, TX. The cash prizewinner for the book’s cover photo goes to Zada Jahnsen of Bulverde, TX. Congratulations to these and all other folks who contributed to the book.”
There are currently over 70,000 copies of other Hometown Memories living history books in circulation. Anyone interested in the book can call toll free, at (877) 491-8802 or visit the web site at www.hometownmemoriesonline.com.