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Aransas County in Postcards

It's finally here!! "Aransas County in Postcards" by Kam Wagert and Pam Wheat Stranahan has arrived. Containing 128 pages of scanned vintage postcards of Aransas County including descriptive narratives. This book is sure to be a sell-out, so get your copy now.

This collection of postcards tells the story of Aransas County from the 1870s through the 1970s. Rockport acquired its name from the Rocky Point, a limestone ledge in Aransas Bay. It was a safe harbor for ships that transported products from the cattle packing plants that flourished in the county after the Civil War. Range cattle were gathered from South Texas to supply the packeries.

By the early 1900s, Aransas County was a tourist destination with the coming of the railroad. People came from all over the country to enjoy the bay waters, boating, fishing, and hunting. They also came to just relax.

In the 1920s the seafood industry, fish, oysters, shrimp began to contribute heavily to the economy.
The postcards in this book offer a snapshot of what was occurring in Aransas County during these times.
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Priced at $25.00 (which includes the tax and shipping), this book is sure to become a collectors item.

To order, contact Kam Wagert ( at 361-729-5725 or Pam Wheat Stranahan ( at 361-727-1766.


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All of the proceeds benefit the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County.