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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Famous People from Potter County Texas
Gail Caldwell
Gail Caldwell - Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Gail Caldwell was born in Amarillo Texas on January 20, 1951. A graduate of Tascosa High School, she is the former chief book critic for The Boston Globe, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She wrote A Strong West Wind, a memoir of her life growing up on the Texas Panhandle.

After graduating from Tascosa High School, she attended Texas Tech University for a while but transferred to University of Texas at Austin and obtained two degrees in American studies. She was an instructor at the University of Texas until 1981. Before joining The Boston Globe, Caldwell taught feature writing at Boston University, worked as the arts editor of the Boston Review and wrote for the publications New England Monthly and Village Voice.

From her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts Caldwell wrote the 2006 memoir, A Strong West Wind : A Memoir and the 2010, Let's Take the Long Way Home, a memoir of her friendship with author Caroline Knapp. Caldwell published a third memoir in 2014, New Life, No Instructions, about her childhood bout with polio.

A Strong West Wind: A Memoir begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle. Its story belongs to an Amarillo girl who grew up surrounded by the dust storms, cattle ranches and summer lightning of the Texas Panhandle.


Books by Gail Caldwell


West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Famous People from Potter County TexasFamous People from Amarillo and Canyon Texas
Books about Potter County People and Places

Books About Potter County Texas People and PlacesBooks About Potter County People and Places

Potter County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and Historic Records from Amarillo, Bishop Hills, Ady, Boden, Bushland, Chunky, Cliffside, and Gentry Texas.

See All Potter County Treasures (eBay)


What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County


Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County