A rich, vividly detailed rendering of a city’s past…
Lance brings together the history of Quanah, offering a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of the small Texas town in a way that’s never been done before. Lance’s gripping account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Quanah’s win over Margaret for a county seat, the great flood of 1891, the paving of main street in downtown Quanah and residential loop in 1919 and 1927 respectively, the construction of Peace River bridge and Red River bridge, arrival of railroad, the history of city pool and library among others. Lance also includes intriguing story of Texas Ranger Captain William J. McDonald hunting down William F Brice, a Quanah banker, who embezzled almost $47,500 of various banks’ money and escaped to Mexico. Meticulously researched and captivating, the book paints the city of Quanah in its full glory. The accompanying black and white photographs including newspaper cuttings add to the intrigue. A combination of rich historical detail and an engrossing narrative, the book contains just about everything you’d ever want to know about the small town’s history. This is a winner.
Discovering the Past: Stories of Quanah, Texas, Volume 1
By Shane Lance
Pub date November 28, 2020
Price $20.00 (USD) Hardcover, $12.00 Paperback, $8.28 Kindle edition
Categories: Non Fiction