Historical Lecture to Show Tom Green County Prior to The Civil WarPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX - A historical lecture on the Concho Valley will be hosted by the Angelo State Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection. The lecture will take place from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Houston Hart University Center, 1910 Rosemount Drive.
Historian and author Dr. Glen Ely will present his book, The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. His presentation is open free to the public.
The lecture will address the Pre-Civil War Era, and how stagecoaches used the Butterfield Trail to transport passengers and the U.S. Mail on a route from St. Louis to San Francisco. This route took travelers across Texas as well.
The presentation will take the audience on a first-hand trip along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route through Coke, Irion and Tom Green counties, according to the press release.
Following his presentation, Ely will conduct a book signing session.
Ely is a Texas historian, author and documentary producer. He holds a doctorate in history from Texas Christian University, and he's also the author of “Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity.”