Henry County pictorial book shows life as it formerly was

This new book, “Henry County: A Pictorial History,” is fresh off the press available for sale now. The book features 144 pages of photos taken from the mid-1800s through the 1950s, showing people, places and events in Henry County.

The people, places and life of days-gone-by in Henry County are captured in a new book.

Copies of the 144-page "Henry County:A Pictorial History" now are available at the Galva News office.

"Historic photos have been of great interest when they appear in our paper," said Galva News publisher Dee Evans.

Though individual communities in Henry County have been featured in other pictorial books over the years, Evans said she believes this is a first time a pictorial history book has been created for all of Henry County.

The all-photo hardback book includes Henry County photos from the mid-1800s through the 1950s. Whenever possible, identities of those pictured were included with the book.

"We believe 'Henry County:A Pictorial History,' will be a book people will want to browse through again and again. It's a great coffee table book and the photos provide a fascinating glimpse at Henry County's history," said Evans.

"The book will make an excellent Christmas gift, especially for the hard-to-buy-for Henry County resident or former resident," she said.

Copies of "Henry County:A Pictorial History" are available for $34.95. The book can be shipped to locations throughout the U.S. for an additional $6.

The book is available at the Galva News office, 348 Front St. For more information, phone 932-2103.

The book was published in conjunction with the Cambridge Chronicle, Geneseo Republic, Kewanee Star Courier and the Orion Gazette. Copies of the book also are available at those newspaper offices.