Young Mr. Ames has done a remarkable job of collecting the names and "assistance" of noted local and state historians for this photographic compendium. And he was lucky that the Baylor University Library Texas Collection's Fred Gildersleeve Collection was made available to him. The volume is divided into simple chapters: Waco Spirit, structural landmarks, scenes, recreation and play, and news headlines.
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For a town whose existence was keenly dependent on early agricultural success, there are only a few photos of African Texans, but the
Some remarkable shots include Gildersleeve's improvised tower from which he captured photographs, the bird's-eye-view of the Masonic Grand Lodge building, the sweeping panoramas, and the 1953 tornado images.
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