May 9th, 2012
The May 7, 2012 Arlington Citizen Journal ran a front-page story about UT Arlington Librarians Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker’s latest history book collaboration: Legendary Locals of Arlington. According to Max Baker:
A book being written by University of Texas at Arlington librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester will preserve [Marshall Pryor] Morton’s memory along with other notable Arlington names like Tom Vandergriff, James Fielder, Ott Cribbs and Tillie Burgin.
Barker and Worcester say their book Legendary Locals of Arlington is scheduled to be published next spring and will include photographs with extended captions that are really short stories on not only the city’s founding families but on other inhabitants that made Arlington Arlington.
“The focus will be on the people who not only developed Arlington but also on those characters who were unique to the city, that gave it its special flavor,” said Barker. “The characters often get lost in the shuffle.”
Researched through personal interviews and and deep research into local newspapers, city directories maps and public records, the pair have about 200 indviduals to consider for inclusion in the book, which is due in spring of 2013, will be produced by Arcadia, the same publisher who put out their book Arlington: Images of America. Read Baker’s full story at http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/07/3942532/arlington-history.html