Local resident Thomas Harper is looking for old photographs that might be used in “Trigg County: Images of America” – a pictorial history to be released by Arcadia Publishing in its popular Images of America series.
The book will profile locations, people and events in Trigg County by using historic photographs next to present day shots of the same scene to show how the county has physically changed over the years.
“I think that now is a perfect time for this book,” said Harper, also a middle school history teacher. “With the changes being made in the county such as the new courthouse, the demolition of Pete’s Garage and changes to other structures, it’s important that we preserve photographs of the area for future generations to look back on.”
Though based in Charleston S.C., Arcadia Publishing is not new to this part of western Kentucky. Considered the nation’s top publisher of local history books, Arcadia has published several books with regional historian William Turner that are among the company’s most successful Kentucky titles. Turner, who will also assist Harper on the Trigg County title, recently published “Hopkinsville: Then and Now” and other titles focusing on Hopkinsville and Cerulean published by Arcadia.
The importance of family collections cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile and by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see.
Anyone having photographs to be considered for Trigg County: Images of America may contact Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling him at (270)-839-6380 or (270)522-4084, or by mail at 187 Bakersfield Dr., Cadiz, KY 42211. Images may also be left at The Cadiz Record Office in the care of Justin McGill for Harper to scan. All images will be handled carefully and returned to their owners.
This press release was submitted by Thomas Harper.