Book Signing for Narcissa Historian
A public book signing will be held at the Dobson Memorial Center, Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 2-4 PM. The museum will be open during their regular Sunday hours of 1-4 PM.
The author, Luretta E. Armagost Williams, will be available for signing and historical conversation concerning her new book, Narcissa, Oklahoma Through the Years: Life Along the Mother Road - Route 66. Copies may be ordered from the author, or Gregath Publishing Company in advance. All reserved copies will be available that afternoon.
The Narcissa volume is the author's first solo publication and contains 282 pages in an oversized 8.5x11" format. The full color perfect bound book includes subject index, photos, maps, and numerous transcriptions and original newspaper clippings. The book has been organized into sections focusing on the church, school, and community.
As an active genealogist, historian, and scrapbooker, the author correctly identified the need to record at least some of the history contained in the tiny hamlet of Narcissa, before it completely faded into individual memory. A collector of Narcissa history for quite some time, she hopes that this information is shared, through this publication, far and wide.
Williams is one of two daughters born to John and Marie Armagost. She grew up in the Narcissia community and attended church and school there. She and her husband, Anthony Williams, live on the Armagost Farm today. Luretta and Anthony have three grown children.
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