T. Lindsay Baker.

Dr. Baker is curator of the Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, in Thurber, Texas.  Thurber is about 75 miles west of Fort Worth, and was once a boomtown for coal mining.  Nowadays, it is not much more than a coffee-shop, old hotel and museum, but it has a rich history.  Last Thursday, at the Dallas Public Library, Dr. Baker gave a talk on historic industrial sites all over Texas.  His book is worth buying: Building the Lone Star, An Illustrated Guide to Historic Sites in Texas.


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