The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 137
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of this book, and in it he displays a friendly feeling toward his
chosen residence. A look at the book's table of contents gives the
reader a feeling that perhaps the contents could be better co-
ordinated. But after spending a pleasant half day reading Hass-
karl's work, the reader has a feeling that he has been introduced
to the town of approximately i o,ooo inhabitants in a rather
orderly and thorough fashion. The eight appendices add to this
feeling. Maps and pictures are spaced throughout which add in-
terest to the content. Two basic sources for local history include
newspapers published in the community and personal interviews
with the oldtimers of the area, and much of Hasskarl's story is
based on these sources, thus adding to its authenticity.
The book is printed by a local publishing company and several
editorial errors are to be found, but these do not detract seriously
from the readability of the work. The conclusion to be drawn
is that more local histories of this caliber are desirable for the
stream of 'Texas history. JAMES M. DAY
JAMES M. DAY
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