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Books About Ellis County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Ellis County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites.

 

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Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940

A moving account of women's lives on Texas cotton farms during the first half of the 20th-century, this book reveals their substantial contributions to the southern agricultural economy and to family life. Found Inside: "The Waxahachie Cotton Mill, in Ellis County, lasted longer than many others, surviving into the 1930s. An unnamed former operative recalled his days in the mill as less than desirable: "Myself, like most of the other employees, were from small farms and badly in need of a way to make a living. Conditions were bad. Pay was poor . . . Read more Look inside

The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas: Reel-Life Rambles Through the Lone Star State

by Veva Vonter

Texas movies are as vast as the Lone Star State. This book offers readers the chance to visit Texas vicariously by viewing movies filmed in and about the state that reflect Texas history, cultures, and landscapes. Found inside: "The seat of Ellis county, Waxahachie is home to a magnificent courthouse, which you see in the opening shots of Places in the Heart, along with many other historic structures that have been seen in a variety of movies. In fact, Waxahachie bills itself as the the most popular movie set in Texas.   . . . " Read more Look inside

 

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Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

 

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