Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942

By: Thad Sitton and James H. Conrad

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C2 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book in very good condition that has significant wear/chipping on the cover spine, some cover edges, sides, corners and some on the front lower right, spot stain on the right side page edges, some light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.5"x6.5", 257 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.

Title: Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942

Author: Thad Sitton and James H. Conrad

Categories: History, Texas,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Austin, Texas, University of Texas Press: 1998

ISBN: 0292777256

ISBN 13: 9780292777255

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52686

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY TEXAS SOCIAL LIFE & CUSTOMS CITY & TOWN LIFE SAWMILLS LUMBERING,