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Third book takes county back to the good ol’ days PDF Print E-mail
Written by Darci Tomky   

Volume III is here and is a perfect addition to any household or business in Phillips County. “Those Were the Days...” is the third book published by the Phillips County Historical Society to document the history of Phillips County.

Walsworth Publishing of Missouri printed the 200-plus page hardcover book, which has been in the works since 2009 when the Historical Society voted to pursue the book.

The late Vicki Conklin really pushed for the book, said Historical Society members Hilda Hassler and Carol Haynes.

“Times had changed enough,” said Hassler, noting their last book, “Those Were the Days...” Volume II was published over 20 years ago in 1988 for the county’s centennial.

“We wanted to preserve history—to have the history on Phillips County,” said Haynes.

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Phillips County Historical Society’s newest book, “Those Were the Days...”
Volume III is now available for purchase at the Phillips County Museum.  

—Enterprise photo




Holyoke Enterprise September 26, 2013