The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town

Thurber, 1886–1933

978-1-62349-909-9 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
248 pp. 16 b&w photos., 2 tables.
Pub Date: 11/01/2023


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The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town: Thurber 1886–1933 provides readers with a detailed history of the rise and fall of one of the most notable coal-mining and brick-producing communities in Texas. . . . Any historian interested in Texas history, urban studies, and business history would find this book a valuable resource.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“Gentry’s work is full of anecdotes that give life to the community, and her story illuminates an important chapter in Texas history . . . Gentry’s work should rekindle interest in Texas coal mining.”—Journal of Southern History

Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities

Published by Texas A&M University Press