The Texas State Historical Association is proud to announce the acquisition of its newest publication, the Texas Almanac, previously published by The Dallas Morning News. First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has been the ultimate resource about life in Texas for 150 years. Now published and distributed by the Texas State Historical Association, the 2008-2009 Texas Almanac is offered at historic savings. They are available while supplies last for $5.00 in paperback and $10.00 in hardcover, plus shipping. Substantial discounts on shipping of bulk orders apply.
To order online, visit www.TexasAlmanac.com. For bulk orders, shipping outside the continental U.S., or to place a phone order, call (940) 369-5200.
Printed in full color on glossy paper, the Texas Almanac 2008–2009 includes over 245 color photos from the Gulf of Mexico to the West Texas mountains and color relief maps of Texas and each of Texas' 254 counties. These unique county maps show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population and economy.
This edition features articles on archeology in Texas, stagecoach travel in the 1800s, the Civilian Conservation Corps’ importance in building Texas’ state and national parks, and the development of minor league baseball and black professional baseball.
The Texas Almanac also includes articles and data about history and government; population and demographics;
Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897-the 61st anniversary of the Texas Declaration of Independence - the Texas State Historical Association has long been regarded as the nation's most dynamic regional history organization. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship and educational programs, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, and publication of related historical material. Founding TSHA president Oran M. Roberts, in his inaugural address, asserted that “any and everything that the people do or think, that tends to form habits of life, or to build up prevailing institutions affecting society, constitutes material for history.” It is under such principles of progressive integrity that the TSHA operates today, ensuring the vitality of Texas history for generations to come.