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Rains County

Author: Elaine Nall Bay; Rains County Historical Commission.
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2011.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This fourth-smallest county in Texas was created in December 1870 from parts of Wood, Hunt, Van Zandt, and Hopkins Counties. The county and the county seat are named after the founding father, Emory Rains. In the early days, cotton was king, and the towns were full of businesses that served the residents' needs. In 1902, the National Farmers Union was formed in Point, and with the decline of cotton, dairy and beef  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Printed books
Illustrated works
Biographies
Biography Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Nall Bay; Rains County Historical Commission.
ISBN: 9780738579986 073857998X
OCLC Number: 701016057
Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Another day, another dollar --
Home is where the heart is --
Jesus loves me, this I know --
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust --
Paint the town red --
Game plan --
The three Rs --
Never forgotten --
Looking back --
About the organization.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Elaine Nall Bay with the Rains County Historical Commission.

Abstract:

This fourth-smallest county in Texas was created in December 1870 from parts of Wood, Hunt, Van Zandt, and Hopkins Counties. The county and the county seat are named after the founding father, Emory Rains. In the early days, cotton was king, and the towns were full of businesses that served the residents' needs. In 1902, the National Farmers Union was formed in Point, and with the decline of cotton, dairy and beef cattle are now the main industries. The Texas legislature designated Rains County as "Eagle Capital of Texas" in 1995 in order to protect and preserve the bald eagles who nest around the local lakes. Today, Emory is the home of the A.C. McMillan African American Museum, which preserves the African American culture of this area. Rains County is bordered by Lake Tawakoni for catfish fishing and Lake Fork for bass fishing. These lakes, along with annual festivals, draw thousands of visitors and outdoor enthusiasts each year. This pictorial history portrays the everyday life, influential people of the county, education, worship, and businesses from 1870 to 1950. "Come to Rains County where it rains when it wants to!"

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