Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Clayton History Book Available Oct. 6

A long awaited book on the history of Clayton, written by two local residents, will be available for sale Oct. 6 at the downtown Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library.

"Images of America: CLAYTON," a compilation of facts, photos and stories, was written by Clayton Historian Pamela Lipscomb Baumgartner and K. Todd Johnson. The pair will be at the library Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am to noon for a formal book signing.

"We're so proud of this book," said Library Director Betty Coats. "It's a great book, something that I'm sure everyone in Clayton will enjoy. It's an important book."

The book, which takes readers from the beginning of the town up to the year 1946, will cost $19.95 and proceeds will benefit the library.

Baumgartner is currently working on a sequel that will chronicle the years since 1946.

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