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Two New Books Offered on Early History of Hopkins County

Genealogists John Sellers and Shirley Patchen have compiled two new books from existing records on early history of Hopkins County. Both books are indexed by surname and business name, and locations mentioned in the books are geographically indexed as to the original sites of historic places and features. You can purchase “The Collection of Kenneth and Sidney Brice Early Histories of Hopkins County” for $30 and the “Hopkins County 1895 Souvenir Booklet” for $20. Shipping cost is $3 each. Contact the Hopkins County Genealogical Society Library at [email protected], at 611 North Davis or by phone at 903-885-8523. You can read a brief synopsis of both books below.

“The Collection of Kenneth and Sidney Brice Early Histories of Hopkins County”

Kenneth and Sidney Brice shared a love for Hopkins County history. Together they interviewed and collected history for many years. They wrote more than 61 articles in preparation for the county’s Centennial, held in July of 1954, with their articles appearing in the “Daily NewsTelegram” and the “Hopkins County Echo”. This book contains 250 pages, including name and place indexes. It covers the earliest history and families of our county. The history begins in 1846 and goes through 1894. Local historian and President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, John A. Sellers, added current geographical addresses to the business, place, and subject index. The cost of this great history of Hopkins County is $30.00 + $3.00 shipping and can be purchased through our library.

“Hopkins County 1895 Souvenir Booklet”

This 1895 souvenir booklet was originally published by H. Bascom Thomas for “The Sulphur Springs Gazette” newspaper. It featured the businesses of the county including 52 portraits and biographies of early businessmen, history of the town and 17 photos of county buildings, including churches and schools. We are offering a pearlized soft-cover updated retyped version of the original “1895 Souvenir Booklet” The new book is now name-indexed and contains 69 enhanced photos that look like portraits. The cost is $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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