DALLAS, Texas – Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Almanac has partnered with the William P. Clements School of Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University to reproduce their 1936 Centennial Edition.

The exact facsimile reproduction of the 1936 almanac that celebrated the state’s 100th year of independence includes a new introduction, foreword and table of contents. The special edition also includes a reproduction of the original 20″x26″ 2-sided color map that appeared in the original edition.

“This 1936 Texas Almanac is a time capsule that will take readers to a special place in Texas’ history,” said Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez, Editor of the Texas Almanac. “It is an invaluable resource offering a wealth of information on our state as it was and a must-have for anyone interested in seeing how Texas has changed over the past 70 years.”

The production is limited to 300 copies, of which only 250 are available for sale to the public. To order a copy please visit: www.smu.edu/swcenter/Almanac.htm.

For more information contact Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez at ecalvarez @texasalmanac.com, or 214.977.8262.

About Texas Almanac

The Galveston News issued the first edition of the Texas Almanac in January 1857, 21 years after Texas won its independence from Mexico and only 12 years after it became a state. Over the years the Texas Almanac has become a reference book on resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population, and other subjects relating to the political, civic, and economic development of Texas.

The almanac is currently edited by Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez and Robert Plocheck.

News issued by: Texas Almanac

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Original Story ID: (2235) :: 2006-11-1120-004

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