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Heritage Publishing Consultants Newsletter - December 2003


Heritage Book plays role in helping restore downtown of Texas town

   A letter from Betty DuBose Hamilton, chairman-elect of the Terry County, Texas Historical Commission, points out what heritage books can do.   "......Brownfield was chosen as one of two Texas towns to receive the "Visionary" designation," the letter says. "That means we will be eligible for professional architects and engineers who are working with the Texas Historical Commission to come in and give advice on restoring the old empty buildings downtown.

   "When our city hall applied for it, they just bundled up a copy of the history book [The Heritage of Terry County, Texas] and sent it with the application. I strongly suspect that the book is what made them pick us. By having the different views of Brownfield from the same perspective in different years, they were able to see the buildings are the same but just modernized on the front.

   "If we had not had the book, I don't think we would have been chosen. The first two buildings that will be restored are the old Brownfield State Bank and Collins Department Store. We are told from the last renters that the old State Bank building is haunted! In the 1920s, a banker killed his brother and then turned the bun on himself in that building." Heritage Publishing congratulated the City of Brownfield and the Terry County Historical Commission on this accomplishment.

Deadline for Christmas Shipping of Heritage Books

  We will ship orders for Christmas that are received by 12:00 noon on December 19. Any orders received after that will be shipped after Christmas.   If you would like to know which heritage books we have on sale during our Biggest Christmas Sale Ever, go to www.heritagepublishing.net or respond to this e-mail and ask for a copy of our electronic Christmas Catalog.

Pike County Reprint

The third printing of the Heritage of Pike County, Alabama will be held Dec. 5-6 at the Troy Public Library. Books can be picked up and or purchased there.

Butler County Distribution

The long-awaited Heritage of Butler County, Alabama book will be distributed December 11-13 at the Greenville Public Library here. Distribution for everyone who has ordered a book will take place from 12-5 p.m. on Dec. 11. Distribution on Dec. 12 will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. while distribution on Dec. 13 will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Lauderdale Reprint

Distribution for the second printing of the Heritage of Lauderdale County, Alabama will be held on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rogersville Library. On Dec. 15, books that are pre-ordered can be picked up at the home of Millie Mason. For directions, call (256) 766-5623

Macon County Distribution

Distribution of the long-awaited Heritage of Macon County book will be held on Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m at the Courthouse Annex located at 210 North Elm Street. After the distribution, books will be available for sale at McQuick Print and the local newspaper in Tuskegee.

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