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by David G. Wharton

eBook The Soul of a Small Texas Town: The Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade, Texas download ISBN: 0806131780
Author: David G. Wharton
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition (May 15, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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The soul of a small Texas town: photographs, memories, and history from McDade.

The soul of a small Texas town: photographs, memories, and history from McDade. The soul of a small Texas town: photographs, memories, and history from McDade.

David Wharton’s contemporary photographs of the community and its .

David Wharton’s contemporary photographs of the community and its residents and his accompanying narrative reveal g Thirty-five miles east of Austin, McDade, Texas is quintessential small-town America. McDade’s colorful history, from its founding in 1871 as a Wild West boomtown and continuing to the much quieter present day, comes to life in The Soul of a Small Texas Town. The book explores the impact of local issues, discusses how regional, national, and international events affect the community, and speculates about the town’s uncertain future. A fascinating story, it is also an important reflection of life in small rural towns throughout the nation.

Reconstruction-era Texas was notoriously lawless; McDade was no exception. By 1920, however, McDade's outlaw past was nothing but a colorful memory, since by that time it had developed as a conventional Texas town organized around schools, a Lutheran church, a Church of Christ, a Baptist church, and a Black Baptist church.

book by David Wharton. Thirty-five miles east of Austin, McDade, Texas is quintessential small-town America. McDade?s colorful history, from its founding in 1871 as a Wild West boomtown and continuing to the much quieter present day, comes to life in The Soul of a Small Texas Town.

His second book, Small Town South, will be published in the fall of 2012. He is the author of The Soul of a Small Texas Town: Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade (2000). His photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Latin America and Europe. His second book, Small Town South, will be published in the fall of 2012. Please contact the photographer at dwhartoniss. edu for more information.

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McDade’s colorful history, from its founding in 1871 as a Wild West boomtown and continuing to the much quieter present day, comes to life in The Soul of a Small Texas Town.

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Thirty-five miles east of Austin, McDade, Texas is quintessential small-town America. McDade’s colorful history, from its founding in 1871 as a Wild West boomtown and continuing to the much quieter present day, comes to life in The Soul of a Small Texas Town. David Wharton’s contemporary photographs of the community and its residents and his accompanying narrative reveal growth and decline, shared family histories, traditions, crises, and celebrations.

The book explores the impact of local issues, discusses how regional, national, and international events affect the community, and speculates about the town’s uncertain future. A fascinating story, it is also an important reflection of life in small rural towns throughout the nation.

Comments: (4)
Kamuro
I agree with some of the other reviewers that this book does cover many of the negative parts of living in a small town and perhaps does not live up to their memories, but it is accurate (not to mention quite funny if you've ever lived in a small town before). While I did wonder if some of the people whose photo's appear were embarrassed by the text, I also know some of them personally and thought the author captured them in a true light, at least at the time the photos were snapped. McDade is a small town with negatives and positives. If you have a sense of humor, lighten up and enjoy this well-written book about small town life.
Nightscar
As a native resident of McDade, I was very disappointed in this book. The pictures are nice & hold special memories but I never dreamed that the viewpoint of the author would be centered around the controversaries of the town which in my opinion does *not* depict the 'soul' of this small Texas town. All communities are faced with controversaries some of which take a lot of time to overcome. The author portrays McDade as a typical small, rural Texas town with religious & political factions, prejudices, and even a number of residents one would label as scum. McDade may be 'typical' but there is a lot of history & people that make it very special & unique. It is a shame that the author chose to not focus solely on these aspects - the positive history/memories. I am proud to be from McDade but reading this book makes one almost feel a level of embarrassment. I never dreamed that a book I was so excited to finally read/see would lead to so much disappointment!
Flarik
I ordered this book to see how another person's small town experience would compare to my own, even though many miles away and in another state. My greatest fear was that its details would prove boring. To my surprise Mr. Wharton's book held my interest right from the start. His skills as an observer of people and events, a dedicated researcher, an effective storyteller and an accomplished photographer come together beautifully in this unusual volume. From my experience the conclusions he draws from his observations have the ring of truth. In fact, many of them are hauntingly familiar. This book is a must read for anyone who is thinking about moving from urban America to a very small town and is inclined to take an active part in their community.
Anarawield
Having been raised in McDade I was very excited when my daughter gave me this book as a gift. However after reading this I was disapointed with the way the writer portrayed the book. The book mainly focused on the negative aspects and failed to see the beauty, hard work and dedication that the people in McDade have long instilled in their community. Never has a town in the area been able to run a Watermellon festival annually for 50 years and seeing the proceeds of this festival be put back in the local community. The writer failed to see positive things in the town and wrote on a negative viewpoint. Knowing a lot of the people in McDade I hope they are not offended in the writers bias viewpoint and continue to carry on the fine traditions from thier soul.