Discover the History of Calhoun County

Local author teams up with museum to create history book using vintage images
Feb. 12, 2013 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Calhoun County by local author George Anne Cormier and the Calhoun County Museum. This pictorial history offers more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

Calhoun County is a regional playground along the mid-Texas coast. Located where US Highway 87 begins and the Guadalupe River ends, the county was organized in 1846. Bordered by inland bays and the Gulf of Mexico, the area boasts more than 560 miles of coastline making it a hot spot for tourists and boaters.

Easy access to the Gulf via the Port O'Connor jetties makes this one of the most popular fishing resorts on the entire Texas coast. With the abundance of water, coastal prairies and marshes, Calhoun County is also a favorite place for birders and photographers and is home to more than 400 species of birds and eight birding sites along the Texas Birding Trail. The county's visitor-friendly population of 21,000 even doubles on some weekends such as the Fourth of July.

Highlights of Calhoun County include:
•   Early Trials
•   Life on the Bay
•   Agriculture and Industry
•   Community and Tourism

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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