Arts and Entertainment
December 1, 2014
George Slaughter will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
New from Arcadia Publishing and George Slaughter is Spring Branch. This pictorial history is the latest volume in the popular Images of America series and affords readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community.
When someone thinks of the Spring Branch area of Houston, Texas, chances are that a multicultural, highly populated residential area on the west side of the city comes to mind. Yet photographs of Spring Branch's early history are very different from the urban images of today.
In the 1840s, about the time Texas became the 28th state, German settlers came to a rural area centered around a tributary of Buffalo Bayou that runs through Houston but which was well outside the city limits at the time. These immigrants who were farmers, business owners and shopkeepers came to America to embrace and fulfill their dreams living a life of freedom, owning property and raising their families. They were prepared to earn their success and they worked together to build a well-known residential area of present-day Houston.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
1150 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, TX 77055
When: Saturday, December 13th, 2014; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Discover more than 8,500 small towns and downtowns at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.
by George Slaughter
Images of America series
128 pages/ softcover
Published: November 14, 2011