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About the Author

T. Lindsay Baker, who holds the W. K. Gordon Chair in Industrial History at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, is Director of the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History, Thurber, Texas, and editor of the Windmiller's Gazette. He is the author of A Field Guide to American Windmills and North American Windmill Manufacturers' Trade Literature: A Descriptive Guide.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (March 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806121890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806121895
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the kind of book you want to take in your car always! You never know in Texas when your going to be near a ghost town! The book has a map and is indexed, with good information on the towns , how to get there and what you will find. A must by for anyone interested in TX history
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Although, by their very nature, the Texas ghost towns featured in Baker's book have deteriorated even more - or disappeared altogether - since the publication of this book in 1986, it remains a classic reference on this material and is a "must have" for the ghost town hunter's library.
The historical research is very in-depth and resurrects these "towns that time forgot" in the reader's mind. The book is lavishly illustrated with black and white photos taken by the author, as well as archival material. Highly recommended!
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This is a great book on ghost towns (and near ghost towns) of Texas, and a model on how to present a guide to local history for travelers in a given state or area. This book describes 88 sites throughout Texas; each site has its own detailed map as well as precise directions on how to find the location. Also each townsite has at least one accompanying photograph, most more than one. Baker's text is lively and interesting and relates information about each town that is useful and informative. If you are interested in local history, especially of places that have seen better days, this book will give you much pleasure.
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This older book is a great reference, and enjoyable read, with many many original photos of the ghost towns by the author, who traveled to all these old ghost towns, and he also had specific requirements for listing a ghost town in his two books on ghost towns. Dr. Baker did a great job writing short histories of each town, locating each town on maps and verbally and detailing what is left of each town. Highest recommendation for a Texas ghost town book.
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Fun read for anyone, however, I wanted the book for research and record, as my family owned the Pickering Lumber CO. and thousands of acres of timberland, which they eventually sold to the federal government to create the Sabine National Forest. I was interested in only one chapter, however, my interest was piqued and I read the entire book, informative, fun and interesting.
Jill Ball
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I like books like this. Lots of info if you like this sort of thing.
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By Paul on December 10, 2012
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A friend of mine has an interest in ghost towns in Texas and wanted to learn more about them. So I went to Amazon.com and search for a book about them and this book popped up. I bought it and gave it to him as a Christmas gift. I looked through the book myself before I wrapped it. I'm going to buy one for myself. It's that good!!!
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Clearly written; nice detailed map with the article; just wished the number reference in front with the map was also shown with the detail article; overall, this type book makes one want to make their own Ghost Town trip.
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