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Posted on: September 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Williamson County Local History Book Available for Pre-Order

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The Special Collections Department of Williamson County Public Library and Academy Park Press has  added a new title for book collectors and enthusiasts of Williamson County local history. entitled Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings, this book is a compilation of copies of the original hand-sketched portraits and brief profiles, as published in the series, “Portrait of an Excellent Citizen,” for The Review-Appeal, between the years 1966 and 1968. One hundred and forty-three local citizens are portrayed in short biographies and hand drawn portraits. This book enlarges their lives by including their obituaries, feature articles, family-submitted entries, ads of the era, and quotations from other local writers. It’s not only an interesting read, but also a fun and quick look at the lives of some of the people making things happen in Williamson County in the late 1960s.

Get Your Copy Before the Holidays

The book is  available for preorder for $25 until October 23.   Books will be available for pickup in early November, in time for the holidays. Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings will be also be available to pre-order on the Friends website, at the Friends Book Store located in the library, at the Circulation desk and on for non-residents.  (Orders are not being shipped from the Library or the Friends.)

For more information, call 615-595-1246

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