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"Home of the Jackalope" Brought to Life in Pictorial History

Lifelong Friends Pen Local Book on Douglas.

Mount Pleasant, SC, May 29, 2010 --( New from Arcadia Publishing and lifelong friends Linda Graves Fabian and Carol Price Tripp comes Images of America: Douglas. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images depicting the history of the “Home of the Jackalope,” giving readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community.

Established in 1887 by the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad, the town was named by representatives from the railroad's Chicago headquarters after the great orator and Illinois senator Stephen Douglas. To many of the locals--and by official proclamation in 1985--Douglas is considered the "Home of the Jackalope," an animal well known in American folklore as being part antelope and part jackrabbit.

The area is rich in history and Linda and Carol hope that the readers of Douglas will enjoy the memories conjured up by the photographs and value the legacy that others left behind.

Highlights of Douglas:

- Features over 200 photos, many from collections at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum
- Depicts Douglas from its colorful beginnings to early 1960s
- Showcases the people and pastimes that have impacted the community

All proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Pioneer Museum

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or (888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit

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