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Graduate students to release historic book at signing event

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Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 02:02

A group of graduate students at Sam Houston State University will celebrate the release of “Historic Walker County: The Story of Huntsville and Walker County” with a book signing event on Thursday.

The students, led by history associate professor Jeff Littlejohn, Ph.D., wrote the book that spanned from the region’s early inhabitants, to the establishments of the prisons, to the foundation of education.

The book was originally a class project.

“The students took responsibility of finding primary sources in Huntsville at the courthouse, museum and university archives that would enable us to write the story for each chapter, which is what real historians do,” Littlejohn said.

In addition to gaining real-world experiences, Littlejohn said the experience is a unique opportunity to discover new information about Huntsville.

The signing for the 88-page book will be held in the Walker County Education Center at 3:30 p.m. where they will discuss what went into making the book.

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